Friday, February 23, 2018

FFF: The Wrong Kinda DOMS; the Not-Fun Kind

Fourth Fit for Friday is here!


I really overdid it on Sunday at sports practice and have been combating a big ol' case of DOMS all week. And not the kind of DOMS I usually like talking about, either!

So, what's DOMS? Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness. When you work out strenuously, you can get micro-tears in your muscle fibers, causing a deep lasting soreness, that usually doesn't appear until a few hours later, lasting up until 4 days! It can be difficult to do basic tasks. For me, my soreness was all in the legs. So standing up, sitting down, walking, even trying to get onto the toilet were very difficult. This is not my first case of DOMS. My first week of sports practice I had a really bad case of it, too. And I've had it in other instances. Its pretty common, I'm sure we've all experienced this at some point.

More on DOMS here: DOMS 101

I'm still actually hurting right now, but I can now function at least! Onto the goals:

Workouts: 6/7 - I did some form of exercise almost every day this week, only missing Saturday. Three sports practices, a 40 minute walk, a Dance Dance Revolution session, and Open Roller Skating!

Also, this week we had the first of a few skills assessment tests that comes with trying out for this sports team (it's a 4-month process). I PASSED! I passed my first one! There are three things I need to work on, but I did so much better than I thought I would! I'm extremely excited and proud.

Eating: 5/7 - Sunday was a bust. Total grief eating with the family. I entered it into my meal tracker as "Bereavement Dinner". Plus, Sir took us to McDonalds before we even got there. I just looked and Saturday wasn't too good either. I forgot I went to the diner with my coworkers and got a Cuban Panini and fries. And I ate them ALL! I also had some valentine's chocolates after dinner, cause the day was already wasted, haha. It's hard for me not to indulge myself when I've already screwed my day up, eating wise. The other 5 days I was pretty good though. Within 100 or so calories of goal, and under maintenance all 5 days.

Weight: ๐Ÿ˜„ Down 1.4 lbs!!

Stress: ๐Ÿ˜Š I did yoga this week, and I took time out to do my nails. I always feel like I'm pampering myself when I do that, and don't have to feel guilty about spending money for a manicure. I colored a little in one of my coloring books, too.

Decluttering:  ๐Ÿ˜Š I tackled the hot mess that was underneath the bathroom sink. I tend to just throw crap in there and forget about it until we need it and then cause an avalanche.

I ordered an undersink shelf from Amazon. Put it together and organized!
Sleep: 5/7 - I've been even more mindful of my caffeine intake (I'm not supposed to have any, but I do, so I try to limit it severely). I added night filters to my computer and phone to aid in sleep. And I put a really simple sleep tracker on my phone. I just wanted something that would tell me how long I slept, and maybe how much I should sleep. I don't need a REM graph, or ocean music or anything. This is the one I went with:

Sleep Debt Tracker

I like it so far. I've gotten over 7  hours every night this week. 5 nights over 8 hours. It's going to be difficult to manage when I go back to work next Saturday.


It's my last full week before I go back to work! I'm excited to get back, but I'm also hoping to revel in this last week, and enjoy it as much as possible! Hope you have a fantastic final week of February!

18 comments:

  1. Congrats on passing the skills assesment, Lea! Enjoy your week!

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    1. Thank you Bleue! I was ridiculously happy about passing!

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  2. Well you know, all and all seems like a successful week. Dealing with grief and the social situations surrounding it shouldn't count against you. The Valentines Day and co-workers thing....welllllllllllll...LOL..

    Here is to being back on track again for next week!
    willi

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    1. Even though I went off the rails a bit with eating... I still feel good about this week overall. Life is meant to enjoy, you have to indulge yourself a little!

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  3. I'm impressed! Way to go! You are very inspirational and I can't wait to get back on my feet and follow your lead. Woo hoo!
    Amy

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    1. Oh Amy, that means a lot to me. It boggles my mind that I'd be inspirational to anyone! You're going to do fantastically!

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  4. Lea, you are doing so well, congrats. Well done on passing your first skills test, good luck with the others.
    Hugs Lindy xx

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    1. Thank you Lindy! I was very excited to pass. I'm working on the three things I need to improve on. And there's a skill in the next level, though I'm one of the only new recruits that can't do it... well, I did it on Sunday! It's so fulfilling to see progress!

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  5. Sounds like a very successful week to me...Hurrah for you!
    hugs abby

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    1. Thank you abby, it was. I feel positive about it!

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  6. Congrats on the weight loss and exercise. I think we all need a cheat day on dieting now and then, for mental health.

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    1. Thank you! We definitely do need a cheat day. I know I tend to binge if I feel like I'm being deprived of everything. I'm having 1-2 "cheat days" a week right now, just because of circumstances. I do great when I'm home in my routine, though.

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  7. Hi Lea, oh ouch, sorry you are suffering muscle soreness at the moment. Congratulations on passing the skills assessment and on the weight loss. A great week for you! You are doing so brilliantly with your goals.Glad you are starting to get sleep under control. Something I definitely have to do also!

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    Roz

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    1. Thanks, Roz. I'm all healed up now, just in time to push myself again, haha. This was a great week, really.

      Enough sleep is a struggle for me. I'm trying not to let myself "sleep in" to get my 8 hours because come Saturday, it's a 5:30 AM wake-up for me, whether I like it or not!

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  8. Yay for losing weight and organizing and exercising and all the goals you met!! Yay for passing the skills assessment - I"m impressed! Boo for DOMs. Seriously. Hoping next week is better than you expect and that going back to work is smooth as it can be.

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    1. Thank you Olivia! I feel good about this week. I'm thinking this will be a good week. Last week before I go back to work, so I'm gonna revel in it!

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  9. Great job Lea!
    I agree with Amy. You are an inspiration. Love how you stick to your goals and so diligently work on them each week.
    I agree with willie too... the bereavement dinner and chocolates don't count.
    And hooray on the lost weight!!
    Rest those muscles and then get back at 'em.

    Hugs,
    Jlynne

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    1. Thank you Lynne! I have a hard time imagining myself as an inspiration to anyone. I think I'm only able to handle it since I have free time from being laid off. I go back Saturday, that's when I'll really see my commitment, haha!

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