I've managed to hurt myself. I somehow managed to strain a muscle that is in a weird place. I think it's my quadricep but it hurts into my inner thigh. It's in such a weird place, that it's really hard to even stretch it out. I have to put my leg up on a step (or on my desk at work, even though my boss doesn't appreciate that) and lean into it to feel it stretch at all.
I'm assuming it's my quad because my inner thigh muscles are crazy strong. I've ridden horses competitively since I was 11, so it's weird that the inside of my thigh hurts. Even though I have a nice protective layer of blubber on my thighs, I swear I'm not exaggerating when I say that I can do the thigh machine at the gym on the highest setting.
|The stuff of nightmares.|
PSA: If you lift 200lbs on the thigh machine at the gym, it tends to frighten potential boyfriends. I don't think they are seeking women that can crush their skulls with their thighs.
It doesn't hurt to ride, either, but it hurts to walk, much less run. Suckola.
In other news, I'm trying to cut out sugar. I've made it 2 days and my coworkers are paying the price. Since I don't like black coffee, I'm trying to substitute hot tea. It's keeping me from completely losing my mind, but it's not nearly as satisfying as coffee with hazelnut creamer. I've been terrorizing my office like Godzilla. I'm hoping this passes soon, because it is not making me popular.
|I think this sums up my behavior quite well.|
There's candy all over my office and I'm seriously feeling like an meth addict that can't stop. I figure cutting it out for a bit would probably be beneficial. Also, I'm learning that nutrition should only be discussed with certain individuals much like politics and religion. I also warn that the more research one does, the more frightening most of American foods become. There's ingredients in American food that's not even legal in Europe. Because it makes people sick! The problem is that unless you're able to afford shopping exclusively at Whole Foods or local organic markets, how is anyone supposed to cut all the processed crap out of their lives?
Has anyone else done a lot of research on illness and food? I'm curious what others think...