So I spent a good portion my lunch time trying figure out if I should weight lift, like planned, or if I should go and play basketball instead. After thinking about it for a little bit, I came to the conclusion that I wanted try my luck tonight on the court. It is still a form of exercise, so it was not like I wasn't going to get a workout in today. However, I haven't played in a while so I knew I was going to be a little rusty. I just wasn't prepared for how rusty I actually was.
I arrived at the court a little early, so I could stretch and properly warm up to play. The last thing I wanted to do was to pull a muscle or worse, embarrass myself in front of everyone I used to play with on a weekly basis. As soon as the first game started, I noticed that it was a little bit of a struggle to get up and down the court. It is a lot easier to run in a straight line but the game of basketball requires a lot of stop and go movements, which can get tiring very fast. I was breaking a sweat about 2 minutes into my first game. However the string of events that happened next, are what has caused me to realize just how rusty I actually was. First, while my team was on defense, a player from the other team went to go make a pass and threw it right at my head and I was a little slow to react. Second, right after that pass hit me, the player I was guarding got the ball as it deflected off of me. I went for the steal and some how ended up in back of him, where he then proceed to push his head back and hit me square in the nose. I immediately started to bleed and I had little trouble seeing at first as everything went blurry for a second. After the blood had stopped, I wanted to continue because the game still wasn't over. A few plays later, is where the night had ended for me. While running down the court, I planted my foot and I tired to make a turn. As soon as I pushed off, a sharp pain went shooting into my lower back. I don't know exactly what happened but it left me limping out the door after my second game was over. I think it might have been safer for me to lift weights tonight.
Looking on the bright side, I did managed to get a 40 min cardio workout in tonight. However, my lower back is extremely sore and I hope it doesn't affect my workouts for the rest of this week. I think some aspirin and a good night sleep my help to reduce the pain. Maybe I should stick to running and weight lifting for now.
With that being said, let's get to the details of the day:
Meals of the Day (The Heavy Man - 36 Points)
(I am currently following the Weight Watcher's Points System)
Breakfast - 4 Eggo nutrigrain waffles = Points 4
Snacks During the Day - 1 serving of baked tostitos, 2 pears, 1 serving of mini rice cakes, and 1/2 serving of baked chips = Points 7
Early Afternoon - 1 serving of homemade Beef and Vegetable Cheese Casserole = Points 7
Late Afternoon - 1 serving of homemade Beef and Vegetable Cheese Casserole = Points 7
Dinner - 2 Boca veggie burgers on a piece of Weight Watcher's flat rye bread, with 2 slices of Weight Watcher's american cheese, and a serving of baked chips = Points 9
Dessert - 1 Weight Watcher's ice cream cup = Points 2
Total Points Eaten Today = 36 Points
Today I decided to play basketball instead of lifting weights. I think that was a mistake because I was hit twice in the face (once I ended up with a bloody nose) and I also ended up hurting my lower back. I will definitely be back in the gym tomorrow.
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