Just another day at the gym… oh wait, crap!

No, this post isn’t a continuation of my last one… Ever have one of those days where things didn’t really go the way you had planned? Well, today after work I got home, changed and headed off to the gym. Once I got there, I sat down on a bench to change shoes. These are the shoes I found in my bag:

Yep, I did manage to grab a right and a left shoe… but just not a matching pair. There’s no way in hell I was going to wear the right one to work out. Those shoes are old and rarely worn. I also forgot to wrap my knee (affectionately known as righty). So I packed my stuff back up, put my coat on and headed home. I got the correct right shoe, wrapped up righty and went back to the gym.

All day I looked forward to working out, but I guess this shoe thing should have been an omen that it wasn’t going to happen today. I biked for about 20 min (4.28 miles), and then decided I would try my day #2 of Couch to 5k training. I made it 8 minutes and righty just wouldn’t behave, so I got off the treadmill. I didn’t want to leave the gym after less than a half hour, so I went to the weight machines and did a few sets of reps to strengthen the muscles around my knee. I got super bored and gave up. At least I still worked out though, right?

My workout tools and my aching knees

Here’s what I’m using right now – my brand new Asics Gel Kushon 2 running shoes, Jillian Michaels’ 30 Day shred DVD, a yoga mat and a pair of 2 lb free weights.

I just got the shoes yesterday at Kohl’s. Already I can feel a difference… the gel cushioning is great for shock absorption, which, let’s be honest… when you weigh 267 and you’re jumping around, there’s BOUND to be some stress to the knees and ankles. I’m hoping that these shoes will help alleviate some of that stress, because my knees are killing me.

I thought that a day of rest would help, but it didn’t. I tried just walking the past 2 days, but it hasn’t gotten better. I’m sure that standing for four hours on cement at the Pettitt didn’t help, but seriously, WTH.

I’ve been using biofreeze and that helps, but I’m not sure what else to do. Do I rest another day? Do I push through it?

I’m sure they just hurt because I haven’t worked out in so long and carrying around 267 pounds can’t be easy.

Le sigh.

Ok, enough complaining. Today I did day 6 of the shred and it was ok. I haven’t done the shred since Wednesday, so I feel like I went backwards a li’l bit. I will have to be more diligent with it to complete my 30 day shred challenge.

I’ve been doing pretty well as far as my diet goes… Friday night I went to Comet Cafe with my sis and I got the Baked Chili Mac… which was ahhh-mazing (see below). I ate less than half of it and felt sick the rest of the night. Lesson learned.