Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Hill Repeats and water weight..

Now here is our hill repeat workout from today..I am just wondering how everyone else does hill repeats? This is not a steep hill, the repeats were 2 minutes long..my HR at AT for the last 30 seconds...Is that a real hill repeat?
We did 12 of them. We were suppose to do 15 but time got in the way..I felt pretty good after about number 5.

So went to the doctor for a routine visit today and found a downside of the bioidentical hormones. I have put on at least 5 lbs of what I consider "water weight" I know everyone says this but for sure this really is-I can tell by the signs of edema. So call to the Nurse Practitioner..more dialing in the doses. It is unusual that my body is so sensitive to the hormones but probably since I haven't had any for so long, it is freaking out a bit. This takes time to get the right doses..she tells me. Now I have to be patient. Weight gain is probably the worst side effect I can imagine, having the body images I have had all my life. I know I am not alone here. Any woman who says, no matter how big or small that Oh it's fine I have gained 10 lbs, I don't care that my clothes do not fit anymore, etc..is lying or delusional. That is just my opinion and my slant on body image...Does it make sense? No..Does feeling so much better make it worth the price? No..

Isn't weight just a number? Well it should be but when I stepped on the scale today at the MD's office, I was pissed! I work hard for this body!! 5 lbs I blame on non-IM training, 5 lbs water weight and there you have it..the 10 lbs I do not want.

Is there ever going to be a time I just do not care? When I am 80 or 90 or drooling on myself?


Tania said...

I don't see yourself EVER drooling on yourself! I am sorry that you are frustrated! I can tell you as someone that would love to feel better... I think that a couple pounds... would be worth it to me. I can understand though with as hard as you work how it could be really hard. I love you so much and just remember you are loved and I am proud! :)

Heather said...

i live in ABQ and am looking for a place to bike rolling hills....was that what you were doing on the hills repeat series? If so, where was it/ I want to go....thanks for blogging!

Heather - hereu@cybermesa.com

Susi said...

i can totally relate. with every year my body gains weight no matter how hard i'm working. it's frustrating. i keep trying to tell myself that this is life, but it TOTALLY sucks!

but on a totally positive note i think you look FAB! so try not to be too upset with it all. :)

momo said...

prolly not. i care too - even though i'm probably in the best shape of my life. i'm going to call mine water weight too. ;-)

WADDLER26.2 said...

Those are some great hill repeats!! Awesome job.

LBTEPA said...

No, you'll always care. Hang in there - it's important to get it right even if it takes time

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Those look like hill repeats to me. I think there are different ways to implement them, I don't think you can do them wrong.

Sorry about the water retention. I'm struggling with some extra weight (perimenopause is kicking my butt). I hate it.

I think you'll always care. It's frustrating and you work out so much it isn't fair!!

the Dread Pirate Rackham said...

nope, I'm pretty sure that as long as you have hair on your head your heart is still beating it will still matter to you. it's hard to be patient, isn't it? I'd be losing my sh*t if it were me too!