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[Day 13: REST DAY]

Finally the first real scheduled rest day according to plan. In the last 13 days. Since I started on October 1, I’ve only had one cheat day in terms of food intake, and this marks no work out day #4. (The reasons for the others was: 1.) I was too busy and was running around town all the way until 9pm, I was lazy, and I was so sore it hurt to walk to the point where I was taking ibuprofen without relief). So that’s 9 days out of 13, that’s not bad at all. That’s the first time I’ve worked out that much straight with that much motivation.

I seemed to have taken “Rest Day” too literally – and everything was thrown off, as I reverted back to my old sleep habits and went to bed at 5:30am, and didn’t wake up until noon. So bad, I don’t even now what I do most of the time. I should try and fix that again.

But apparently I failed since it is now 3:20am, and I’m still awake.

[The Numbers]

  • Weight: 122.8 lbs
  • Water Intake:  lost track but approximately 473 mL of hojicha green tea, 354 mL of honey black tea, and 750 mL of water = 1577 mL
  • Workout Time: Rest Day

[The Meal Plan]

  • Breakfast: skipped cause I woke up at noon
  • Lunch: one 100 calorie English muffin with almond butter and honey with one soft-boiled egg
  • Dinner: drumsticks and thighs of a rotisserie chicken

[Day 8: Ugh. So Sore]

So ever since I hit that puberty thing, I’ve had tight calves. They’re a pain cause any “normal” strain will make it start hurting/burning/aching, as they’re being stretched out more. It gets to the point where sometimes just walking uphill, by the time I reach the top my calves are hurting temporarily. After running on the treadmill and doing Insanity for a day, my calves are officially shot. It hurts to move them, it hurts to walk, it especially hurts to go down stairs.

As much as I hate to say it, today’s officially a planned rest day and not a lazy day. I don’t think my calves can handle me running around so much today. Flexing my foot upwards hurts, pointing my foot down hurts. Walking especially hurts unless I walk on my heels, without rolling up to the ball of the foot. Anyone else have this problem? What do I do to loosen up my calf muscles anyways?

My mom blames it on me developing my calf muscles early on, I had been in track before this really became an issue back in middle school. Ever since then, TIGHT CALVES. Ugh. Maybe they’ve held me back in terms of my growth, not allowing the bone to grow because it’s restriction growth by pulling back. Is that even possible? My calves are also a bit chunkier than the rest of my petite stature too, so it’s just oddly proportioned. However, I’ve grown to accept that aspect of me, and have understood that there’s not much I can do to change that.

The disproportion of my belly and the rest of me is another story. I can change that. Hopefully. It’s a work in progress for the month.

Since the whole scale monitoring of my attempts to become more fit isn’t quite working, I decided to jot down some measurements that I’ll record weekly.

[The Numbers]

  • Weight: 124.6 pounds
  • Water Intake:  750 mL by 12:00pm, 750 mL by 6pm, 500 mL by bedtime = 2000 mL
  • Workout Time: walked to and from campus for my clinical teaching seminar; calves still super sore
  • Bust: 34 inches
  • Chest: 30.6 inches
  • Waist: 28 inches
  • Hips: 38 inches
  • Thighs: 22.5 inches
  • Calves: 14 inches
  • Upper Arm: 10.75 inches
  • Forearm: 9 inches
  • Neck: 13 inches
  • Height: 5’2″

[The Meal Plan]

  • Breakfast: one 100-calorie english muffin with peanut butter and honey
  • Lunch: 1 serving chicken-olive saute (Recipe found on Prevention.com) with 1/4 cup of quinoa; finished off with two clementines
  • Dinner: 8 oz of Chobani Vanilla Greek Yogurt with 1/4 cup of Bare Naked Fit Granola (triple berry crunch)
  • Snack: four chocolate chips with a teaspoon for peanut butter (homemade Reese’s peanut butter cup!), 1 clementine