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Gym all to myself! July 6, 2009

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I had the gym all to myself for most of my 45 minutes ARC trainer session….thatĀ  was great!

We had a great 4th of July weekend! We got together with friends on Friday to go to the Festa del Formaggio here in my little village. I ate pretty healthy, all but for the frico…..its a slab of delicious fried cheese, but hey its a delicacy here!!

I split one with the husband, so thats not too bad!
The next night we got together with some more friends for the 4th of July celebration at the base. We had a great time and enjoyed the fireworks.

Today I got my workout in, and am feeling pretty great about it. I took the week off for my cycle. It is so heavy and painful….it just makes almost everything unmanageable!

I am back at it this week!

 

Hit the gym today June 23, 2009

Filed under: fitness,personal — athenapink @ 12:39 pm
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I wanted to go to the mommy and me class yesterday, but I was fighting a headache all day. Sometimes my nerves get all pinched, and I end up with a really painful headache. I took it easy and tried not to make the situation worse until the meds could kick in and kick it in the butt!

It is probably for the best though. I think I really might have hurt myself at the mommy and me class, at least I think.
I can’t actually remember hurting myself or when it started. I just recall noticing in the last week that when I wash dishes and my lower body is against the counter, I get a little pain, like I was pressing on a bruise. It is in my groin between….well my groin and hip bone….on the crease of the thigh.

I just figured I had bumped into something, b/c I dont remember hurting myself in the class although I dont remember hitting anything either for that matter….but that happens right?!?
It was not bugging me really, only when it was pressed and even then it is not really horribly painful.
Well last night it seemed a little worse, I was feeling on it and I felt a bump or something, I was thinking maybe a lymph node. I went to bed and the bump was gone this morning.
I woke up at 5 pumped up and wanting a workout, so I sucked down some water (I was feeling pretty dry) got the kids up and fed and was out the door at 7 for the gym.
It was so early that no other mother in her right mind was there with her toddler, so the kids had the corralĀ  to themselves. I did 30 minutes on the ARC trainer. I always do the ARC on interval, but today every time it went to incline, I would push it up to 8 or 9 and really climb. It felt great!
Then I walked on the treadmill for about 10 minutes on a 12% incline, but the youngest DD started to get a little fussy so we headed home. On the way home I noticed while I was sitting that the lump was back and it felt a little bigger. Like I had put a marble between the crease in my thigh or something. It is sorta hard to explain, and
I kinda felt a little freaked!

I cant really see a bulge visually, maybe slightly but not much. I started to worry that I might have a hernia or something, and it felt a bit bigger even by this afternoon so I called the doc for an appt. There were none available so they are supposed to call me back in the next 72 hours to discuss, and squeeze me in. Gotta love the military health system! That is either sarcasm or sincerity….I am not sure which!
I really don’t want a hernia…that means surgery eek!
I am hoping it really is just a swollen squishy lymph node….