Tuesday, 22 March 2011

My Body is Revolting....!

Well.... I have noticed some changes with my body since I started going to the gym intensely over the last couple of weeks. My weight has stayed the same for the last 2 weeks which makes me feel good and bad.... Good because I believe my fat is turning into muscles....Bad because....well just because. I expect the pounds to peel off my body. Slide or melt off...whatever! Wouldn't be bad to lose another 5 kilos in a heartbeat.

There is the problem of the breast. My breasts. I have watched my breast grow into an E cup and plummet to a B cup with no advance warning in the past. Right now, they currently feel like shrivelled tomatoes. I am not happy.

Then there is the problem of my stomach, my beer gut....like I said, my stomach lives in it's own zip code. How else can I explain thinner arms and shanks yet a kwashiorkor type look..? I have been dreading the crunches. Crunches or sits ups scare me to death. So last Friday my trainer made me do crunches..... Into the 25th crunch I heard something snap in my neck. He thought I was pretending so as not to do anymore.... Long story short, I was writhing in pain all day and cried all night. Next day. Hospital. X-ray. Then I was slapped with a dog collar around my neck all weekend. And the worst deep tissue massage in history. Unpretty! How stupid. who sprains their neck while doing sit-ups.?? Me!

My right arm has started to ache....playing squash 4 times a week is extremely strainous, it's not like I am training to be a professional athlete...Well, I consulted WebMD and I think some nerves are playing with me. It's intense and anytime I touch metal/steel, I feel a sharp pain around the joints. I think my body is telling me to slow down, eat more food and rest a bit. Working out 5 days a week for at least 90 minutes is not helping my rather frail body. The rate at which I am going my breasts will suddenly shrink to the size of dried figs or even raisins. *sigh*

The sit ups can wait. I will stick to cardio for now and take it one step at a time. With what's happening to my anatomy, this is more than an uprising....

M'je

22 comments:

NoLimit said...

LOL!!! Mamuje! that is just absolutely hilarious!:)
But please chill-out on the exercise ... 20 minutes exercise per day is all you need!
Anymore and it'll turn to exam!:D

Lara said...

Please rest....relax...slow down.
Biko.

I can't even doing half of the exercise you are doing.

Enjoy your week, stay safe please.

kitkat said...

aww take it easy dear :/

Ibhade said...

e-y-a e pele o..dou!

take it easy sistah...you are doing great.

the truth that most of this perfect bodies we see in the papers had help from the surgeon knives combined with exercising...

about your breast... i dunno what to say becox i thought exercise would make it firmer?

your beer gut..truthfully speaking, slim gals have it also..that i believe it's natural..that is why one would see a woman who have had 5 kids with a very flat tummy without doing any strenous exercise while some with protruding stomach just after one kid...just continue doing your best you hear?

wish you a quick recovery.

Mamuje said...

NoLimit- lol at exam.....well I am taking it easy but the fat has got to melt quick quick oh.....i am preparing for my holiday body.

Lara & Kitkat- I will do just that. Thanks.

Ibhade- the frustrating thing about my tummy is that I have given up alcohol now (which is a huge sacrifice) and I carefully choose what I eat. A very high protein and low carb diet.....yet...I am still stuck on 72 kilos.... But the amazing thing is that my legs and arms are thinner. Can you visualize it? Lol

Clara O said...

maybe relax a bit with the exercise. you're doing things the right way, so it'll probably take a while to see the results you want but the changes will be permanent...well done for being so determined though!

Nutty J. said...

hehehe....I cant help it I just have to say 'thank God say no be only me'

I joined the gym cos my tummy is beer belly...now every other part is reducing except the belly..making me look like kwashiokor. Inspite of almost 100 sit ups every other day

But hang in there sha...there's a joy that comes with working out. Do the Pilates too you will enjoy it....

But how u take sprain neck for sit-up issue na...lol

EDJ said...

If your bellies aren't shrinking it could be water retention issues from too much sodium in your diet and the resulting dehydration.

Try drinking more than 8 glasses of water a day for about a week and see if it helps. The more water you drink, the more water weight you'll lose (of course you'll be hitting the bathroom like crazy). You should drink at least 8 glasses of water a day PLUS an extra glass of water for each 25pounds you are trying to lose.

Also, don't kill yourself with exercise.

Mamuje said...

Clara O- thank you my sister oh.

Nutty J- at least my dearest I am not alone on the stomach thingy... The neck sprain dey make me shame. Common sit up cause wahala.

EDJ- for the last 6-8 years, I have become conscious of salt in my diet....as a result of what I eat. I don't eat a lot of salt and lately I have been drinking more than 2 liters of water daily and even more..... So I honestly don't know why my stomach is against me oooo... I am drinking water as I type...imwill just keep trying. I promise I won't kill myself with exercise but I have squash again tomorrow :-)

SHE said...

Yikes!
Of all the issues you listed here, I am most concerned about the breasts. I'm a big fan of breasts so I can imagine how I'd feel if they started disappearing like that.

Please take it easy. Maybe you should concentrate on the crunches when your neck is healed? and watch your neck while you're at it!

Ginger said...

Hows the neck? Girl take it easy oo. We need you alive and healthy first.

On the breast matter (laffin my oranges off). pele. Seems the fat there is converting to muscle. chillax on the tennis and arm exercises. notice the Williams? the don't have boobs.

LucidLilith said...

Oh my goodness...i am so sorry for laughing. I know you are in pain. Take it easy oh. Abeg combine diet and exercise and stop your boot camp workouts jo.

@ilola said...

Eeeya, sorry o. I hope you are better now. Please, take it easy and eat right.

itsjustmedaringtodream said...

I encourage you to the enth degree to continue to take care of you. And unfortunately, our "girls" are the first to grow as we gain weight and the first to leave when we begin to lose. However on the good side - muscle replaces fat and burns calories even when you are resting which helps you lose more weight in the end. Sorry about the pain - but you can do it!!

Mamuje said...

Thanks for all the encouragement girls....I am eating healthy and working out at the same time.....but I miss my boobs already. For what it's worth, I am lovingnmy muscles.

awittyfool said...

Belly fat is always the easiest to put on and most difficult to take off. Once you get into the groove of the exercise thing, the belly will start to go too. in the miean time .... I beg no break anything oh!

Myne Whitman said...

Please scale back o, that neck one is scary o. And as they say, cardio is always the best form of exercise.


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Tega said...

I think I know what happened ith that next one...you prolly pulled it forward when sitting up...a good technique would be to always make sure you look at the ceiling trying to keep a closed-fist size distance between your chin and your neck.

Sorry about all the trouble you've had especially with the neck collar and things. Take it easy and go slow on the exercises. It doesn't hurt so much after a while...x

Mena UkodoisReady said...

LNGKMD! Only you!

Yes I agree you should rest a bit. Its a lifestyle you know and you cant be that intense for life na, get a rythm and stick to it.


*The irony of me giving this 'advice' while surrounded by crunchy peanut jelly sandwich and Magnum icecream*

I blame spring ;)

Anonymous said...

Ah breasts, those intricate organs that if big enough would give me sleepless nights and clammy hands.

Mamuje, I am a doctor and very willing to give you a very good examination to make sure you dont have any sickness. Beam me up to come examine it lol.

chiropractor Oak Park said...

I suggest going to a chiropractor. As far as I can tell, your symptoms can be treated by spinal manipulative therapy. Spinal adjustments are perfect for making your frail body feel better.

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