In order to do something about it and to stop dishonoring my body, I am using Calorie Counter on my iPad (for the most part) and strive between 1200 and 1600 calories a day. I am shooting for more protein.
Another task was hiring a personal trainer who has a passion for transformation. Our first session had my bum hurting for two days to even sit down or move from any position.
The second session occurred tonight. I had asked what I should do for a workout on Monday knowing that Tuesday we'd be working together. He suggested cardio...I wanted to make sure we weren't running Tuesday. He said we were running...sort of. Not good!
Because he is training a friend of mine for a run, I knew that he loved to do hill sprints.
I was scheduled to meet him at his house at 5:45, but got a text asking me to meet him at this hill that is popular in our little village. Oh crap!
Who knew that trying to pick your feet up to just propel them forward was so hard? Who knew that trying to sprint up a hill would make me feel like my legs were
lead? bricks? giant blocks of cement? giant tree trunks? Goodness gracious. After we ran up the hills, you'd think coming down was just as easy. Wrong! I almost thought my jelly legs were going to cave under me as I went down the stairs. Thankfully, no falls occurred during this workout.
When you thought it couldn't get worse running up, he decided we'd go up backwards. My calves officially hate me. My left and my right leg equally hate me because he also had me go up sideways shuffling.
Then the sprints came. Four of them. The first three allowed me to only sprint a part of the hill at a time. The final was a full out sprint for the whole hill. Whether you could call it a sprint or not, I busted my bum to get up there.
After he left for a family dinner, I stayed and lunged up the stairs and then ran the stairs three times. I will get into those shorts and feel good. Sleep will be good tonight!