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DOMS, doms, doms and Dinner

It's here and it means business.... DOMS.

After working out, eating, resting, massaging... I get the best present ever DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness)! I never noticed this phenomenon until I started dating and working out with my dear hubby. Right after a work out I would be ravenous then tired. The next day, I generally would wake up feeling pretty good and hungry. But by that evening everything would get sore... DOMS.

And this is a sneaky sort of soreness. You'll sit down at the computer feeling right as rain, work, work, work and then you get up to get water and BAM! You feel the DOMS.

At first I would be WTF?!? How did this happen? I wasn't sore after my work out?! I was fine this morning! Protest as much as you would like there's nothing you can do for DOMS but take the SOB out for a foam roller date.

For general maintenance I'll start a foam rolling session with the roller around my lower back. I will roll on one side of my lower spine then shift my weight to the other side. Once I get to the center of my back I will roll both sides of my spine at the same time and go as high up on my back as possible. From there I'll shift my weight to one side and roll on my lat areas then do the other side. Once I get all my upper back areas, I'll head to my gluts, hamstrings, hip flexors, inside thighs and calves if I remember.

But I have a different approach when the pain and tension is localized in an area (um, hamstrings I'm talking to you!). The trick is what I call the "hunt and stay" or "seek and pain" approach. I get on my foam roller and roll around until I find a spot that is particularly tender and lay very still and heavy on that spot until the soreness is (temporarily relieved). You may feel a "wave" or rush of blood to the area once you release the pressure - enjoy. The process is gonna hurt like crazy but it's worth it.

A few things to keep in mind when foam rolling:
  • Stick to the fleshy parts
  • Stay off the bony parts

Time for dinner:  603 Calories

8 oz Steel head Trout, (sous vide @116 °F and pan seared - 248 cal)
90 g Steamed Broccoli (25 cal)
100 g Short grain brown rice (132 g)
6 g Nori Komi Furikake Rice Seasoning (sesame seeds, seaweed, and more yummy stuff - 30 cal)
79 g Banana Bread (168 cal)

So this is what I planned to have for dinner:

 but I ended up eating this modified version with furikake:

totally worth an extra 30 calories!
I figured that tomorrow is my fast day where I will have to be hyper concerned with calories so today I'm not going to sweat 30 calories.


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