Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Erp... Bleh!

Oh my. I'm gonna be honest - I'll be really, really glad when this initial bulking phase is done. Every time I turn around, it's time to eat. Which would be fine, as my eating schedule is no different than normal, it's the amount of food that's the problem. Erp. Bleh.

This is a little funny (funny-ironic) to me, because I have vivid memories of the rib-scraping, mind-screaming, growly-bear hunger I experienced during a certain phase of my Figure competition prep. I would have begged, without pride (ummm, I think I did once, actually - have to check with Tabitha on that one, lol) for even just one more bite. Now, I'm choking it down and trying to keep it there.  Just a few more days, then I can downgrade the serving size, lol. Just a few more days, I can do this, I can make it...

My training is going... as well as can be expected. My arthritis has flared up a bit, but my shoulder is still getting stronger (yay!).  I did manage to sideline myself a bit - haha, of course I did. Would you expect anything less of me? What'd I do? Oh, just threw in a few sets of calf raises followed by 30 minutes on the stairmaster, with half of that pushing through the balls of my feet (in other words, more calf work). Doesn't sound like much, does it? The next day, I was sore. Really sore. Tabitha and I hit the mall, and I really thought walking around all afternoon would help. Maybe it did. Maybe the next day could have been worse (I don't know how, lol). The next morning, I went to get out of bed and fell down. My calves seized hard. I spent that day, and the day after walking on tiptoes - I literally couldn't press my feet flat to the floor.

Yes - my family had many laughs over this. Lemme tell ya - going up the stairs on tiptoes is easy. Down? Risky. Very risky. Especially if you happen to be holding a mug of hot coffee. I'm not sayin, I'm just sayin. I'm recovered now, they're just tight, and I'm grateful I only missed one leg day - which I have to make up now, drat!

Anywho... In other family news, Nakki is doing really well. She had gotten pretty bad, so we took her in to the oncologist last friday - with knots in our stomachs. The nodes on her throat were cutting off her breathing. After examining her, the doctor recommended a treatment to try - with the understanding that it might not (probably wouldn't) work. It did. In spades. Within 6 hours, she was breathing freely, and by the next day those nodes had shrunk down to literally 25% of their former size! Woooohoo!  If this continues to work, she can have two more treatments (month apart).

I can't begin to say how awesome it is to see her playful again. :-D  Yes - we're doing the happy dance over here, lol.

Wedding planning continues... Shiloh and I are attending the big bridal expo here this weekend. Should be fun (and chaotic, haha). We'll be placing her wedding dress order this week, too. Ohmygosh... did I just say that? Yikes! Kinda makes it real.

Bill and are are looking forward to attending the Arnold in Feb/March. Woot! Very excited about that! Who's going? Anyone??

Oh dear... I just looked at the clock and realized I have to go get my food ready to take to the bowling alley tonight. Erp. Blah.


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