Wednesday, February 2, 2011

No Pain, no gain.

So I've been training hard in preparation for going under the knife, and that big day is March 15th. I am not looking forward to it, but I've been pushing my knee so hard these last few weeks, it is clearly evident something needs to be done. That is how I am dealing with it - the pain is a constant reminder. When I am not in pain, I convince myself I am OK. I've had to ice after my Sport Conditioning workouts and deep squats and inclined running sure make it swear at me. Bar-knee practically lives on my leg right now.

I've been working with a Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach, and he is getting my butt in gear for the upcoming months ahead. The stronger I am going in, the quicker my recovery will be. I've pretty much doubled my protein intake (with being a vegetarian, it can be a challenge). He is coming up with a meal plan and workout schedule for me also, and I am having to track everything I eat - which it sort of interesting (do I really need to write down that I ate a Timbit?)!

I had Matabolic Typing done and a full body caliper test on various spots on my body to test for FAT and where I carry it. I am not doing this to lose weight, I am tying to build muscle and get stronger. I need to replace 6 pounds of fat with 6 pounds of muscle - at least.

I had a full body test done that tests Movement, Strength and Flexibility. I am naturally very flexible, but I need to improve my strength and make moving more fluid - and that is hard with my muscle compensation. Perhaps Gyp and I should do Cavelliti's together?

So look forward to seeing a stronger, more ripped version of myself in the next few months ...

And If I ever look like this, please hit me over the head.

Is this a man in a dress?


Taryn said...

OK, that's a creepy photo! It's definitely gotta be a man in drag! Fortunately, no amount of working out will make a woman look like that, at least not without massive doses of steroids.

andrea said...

omg - very scary - ripped a little too much eh?
glad you are taking a proactive approach to March 15th

onecollie said...

I think you should have photo shopped your face there for a better effect LOL!!!!

sagechronicles said...

Egad--not a person I'd want to look like. Sounds like you are doing everything you can before surgery to come out of it as quickly as you can.

Jenilee said...

As long as you don't gotta give up wine;). Good for you Sarah!

gussysmom said...

If I thought for one minute that some doctor would be checking me out with a caliper I would be running!!! You are a brave and determined woman.