Extreme Kickball and Inches Lost

I know that extreme kickball and inches lost don’t really go together as a topic, but since I haven’t blogged this holiday weekend and that is what I have to talk about, here it goes!

After I blogged Saturday about my (almost) killer session with Trainer Rob, my body just felt really fatigued. It was going “what the hell just happened?!” but nonetheless, my mind felt great. I went to a cookout at my in-laws house, and after dinner, a game of kickball ensued.

Normally, I would sit off to the side and not participate. This time, I thought “what the heck!” and jumped in.

Turns out that I might be better off running on a treadmill after all, because I CLEARLY can’t keep my feet under me when I run in the grass. I was running to first base, and my foot slipped out from under me. I tried to regain my footing, but ended up going down face first. Whoops. My bro-in-law broke his big toe during the same game. And he beamed the ball at my head. Thankfully, no major injuries from any of this, but I think next time the in-law-fam decides to play kickball, we need protective gear.

I have another very minor “injury” if you can call it that, but I prefer to think of it as a war scar.

See that? Gym rug burn from doing dolphin plank pose. Can’t say I didn’t give it my all! :)

Ok, all of my clumsiness aside…

Yesterday I’m counting my hour and a half of yardwork as my low intensity day. I was wiped out after all the clipping, trimming, chain-sawing and weed pulling in the 90+ degree heat. I would have never gotten out in the yard and done so much 5 weeks ago, for sure. Felt good.

Today, since I’m still boycotting the scale, I did take my measurements. Since I’ve started the gym 5 weeks ago, I lost another 5.75 inches, bringing me up to 36.5 total inches lost so far. *does a happy dance*

Today, I did absolutely NOTHING and it felt great. Back to the grind tomorrow. Hope everyone has a great week!

  • http://www.biggirlbombshell.com Big Girl Bombshell

    WOOHOO! Kickball…boy, I haven't played that in years…Use to love it! S

    • http://www.authenticallyemmie.com skinnyemmie

      I hadn't played in years either! Forgot how much fun it was.

  • http://fuckyoucookie.com/ Chris Pugh

    Ouch! Looks like you got beat up pretty good. I haven't done any measurements before.. been thinking about starting tough. All of my current clothes are big on me and I just put in an order for some new shirts at a smaller size to see how they fit… so I know my measurements are going down :)

    • http://www.authenticallyemmie.com skinnyemmie

      Hooray for smaller clothes!

  • http://diaryofcurvyjones.com CurvyJones

    Excellent! LOL at your Xtreme sports weekend!

    • http://www.authenticallyemmie.com skinnyemmie

      Next thing you know, I'll be signing up for the X-Games

  • shrinkingmama

    Those are some serious battle wounds but omg so worth it right? I'm amazed that you can get into that dolphin plank pose cus I'm pretty sure I can't hold myself up in that for even a mili-second! Way to go Emmie! Hope you enjoyed your holiday!!

    • http://www.authenticallyemmie.com skinnyemmie

      haha, I bet you could do dolphin plank. I average around 25 seconds in it- will keep trying every week to improve.

  • Jacki

    Wow! The inches lost are amazing, and even more so, your willingness to take on (extreme!) activity. Kudos to you! :-)

    • http://www.authenticallyemmie.com skinnyemmie

      Gracias :)

  • debbidoesdinnerhealthy

    Excellent on the inches lost! I went hiking today, not intense, but still hiking when last year I wouldn't have even thought about it. Yea! Feels good doesn't it, even if you did get injured. You still did it!

    • http://www.authenticallyemmie.com skinnyemmie

      Ooh, hiking sounds fun. I would have never thought about that either.

  • http://www.fatgirlsguidetoliving.com Tee

    Awesome all around!

    • http://www.authenticallyemmie.com skinnyemmie

      Thanks lady :)

  • Newmo99

    Congrats on the inches lost!