Well, I thought was getting back into regularly exercising this week after missing some time due to being sick. But, I got delayed for an unusual reason. Monday morning I woke up and stretched in bed. When I did, I got a sudden cramp in my calf. This is not something usual for me. I can’t remember the last time I had a calf cramp, if ever.
I’ve occasionally had a cramp in my foot, but that usually is very brief and no big deal. Well, the calf cramp really hurt. But, after a minute or two, it went away. I noticed as I was walking around, though, that my calf still hurt and I generally felt a little shaky on my feet.
Then, I went to personal training. I warmed up on the exercise bike instead of the elliptical since I still felt shaky on my feet. I told the trainer about the cramp and that I thought I should skip the lower body. It became clear after a few minutes that I couldn’t even do that. Just walking around the room was hurting my leg and I felt awful.
Tuesday was a little better. I didn’t feel shaky any more which was good. On the other hand, my calf really hurt and I limped around the entire day. It was my daughter’s birthday so we went out to eat and my leg hurt just walking into the restaurant. I felt like I had done a really heavy workout of my left calf and that it was super sore as a result. That really amazed me since the cramp had only lasted for a minute or two. Anyway, because of that pain, though, I didn’t exercise at all on Tuesday.
Wednesday I am going to try training again. I’m hoping that the soreness will be gone or at least won’t be that bad. I will probably skip the calf exercise I do and maybe the leg press but think I can do everything else.
Foodwise this last week and a half has been OK. I’ve been eating a bit more as part of trying to maintain. Theoretically I should have maintained or even lost slightly as I’ve eaten an average of 1305 calories a day. But, in reality, I’m up about 3 pounds from when I last weighed in! If I sent to Weight Watchers today I would have had to pay. I think this is basically water weight due to increased carbs. I am hoping it will be down by Saturday. Otherwise, if I go on Saturday I would have to pay if I’m above 148 pounds. That is OK, I guess, since I am trying to figure out maintenance, but I would prefer to not have to pay. We’ll see.