Tuesday, January 13, 2009

No Pain no gain?

*UPDATE: Thank you, Advil. The swelling has gone down considerably. I'm definitely still in pain with that arm, but I was nervous with all the swelling, so maybe things are looking up!

So, day 1 of P90X is behind me and it was definitely difficult, but there was no vomit involved. I did totally struggle-cakes through the push ups. We're talking like 5 different kinds and multiple reps. Yuck! The diamond push ups with my hands together were definitely the hardest ones. I'm pretty sure my weight distribution was a bit off! We sweat, we struggled and we felt really good afterwards! Go us!

Then I ate dinner, watched the bachelor, watched the City while soaking in a bubble bath, watched the final minutes of the Longhorns cradering against the sooners in basketball while talking to my mom and then it was time for bed. I literally hung up the phone and realized....my arm hurts freaking BAD. What the heck? I moved it around and really felt the pulling, but it was like it was just really, really sore and I went to bed. Well, I woke up around 2:00am in pain in my arm (elbow) and just didn't understand why I literally couldn't move my left arm, but the right arm is just fine. I mean, my upper body is tired and sore, but NOTHING like my left arm. This morning, when I woke up I told Dave of my battle wound and he looked me over and we came to the conclusion that it is definitely swollen. In fact, my co-worker said she could even tell through my shirt. Let's be honest, it's a turtleneck!

So, I'm not really sure what to report. I liked day one of P90. I feel good having worked hard and I'm feeling sore today, but it is a great feeling. It's a feeling that lets you know you worked hard, I just don't understand this left elbow. Also, I wasn't using weights. Well, 5 lb dumbells for a couple of excercises, other than that I was using bands. So it's not like I was using weights too heavy for me and injured myself. I never felt a snap or a tear or a point in my workout where I could say, "I just hurt myself". It didn't start until about 3 hours afterwards. But there is definitely something "not quite right" about it. If I were to brush my hair, or make the "choo-choo" motion with my arm (not sure WHY I would be doing that motion, but roll with me) that's when it really hurts. SO, we might be a man down on P90X....Dave might be rolling solo. I'm going to see if the swelling goes down and see how it feels in the next few days. I'll report any progress. :)

Maybe I need to hit up Jazzercise! XOXO


kristin fulghum said...

oh no. be careful with that.

My Cup Is Full said...

Hi Tiffany! Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day!

P90X was created by the devil. I bought that for Drew for his birthday, i was even pumped about it myself. OMG it kicked my ars. Drew now does it by himself while I cook dinner! Plus our living room isn't big enough for the both of us to do it. ;~)

Liz said...

OMG. Jazzercise.... YES PLEASE!!! Come try it with me at 9:05am on Saturday. I know Roxanne would get you in for free!!!