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Continued Exercise Modification

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

I did 120 minutes in the water today using my exercise modification plan. My instructor asked about my back and seemed surprised when I told her that I had spent 3 days with hot packs and PT exercises. She asked me to please be careful and I noticed that she periodically watched me throughout the exercise class. My plan for today was to skip the bouncing exercises altogether and stop for periodic stretching - specifically on my thigh muscles/hip flexors. It worked and again I felt no pain. I also forced myself to take a short nap when I got home. I did this for the express purpose of allowing my muscles to relax and rest. I felt relaxed and refreshed when I woke up.

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 6/23/2012 7:53PM

    woo hoo thats GREAT!!! and i LOVE your background...

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SLENDERELLA61 6/23/2012 2:08PM

    Good going, Cyndi! Glad you told the instructor about your experience. She may be more careful, especially with you, in the future. Sounds like you have done an absolutely awesome job of rehabing this injury. You have learned so much and have incredible good sense!!

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DONNABRIGHT 6/22/2012 9:27AM

    Can't complain about 120 minutes of exercise and no pain!

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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 6/21/2012 8:47AM

    Cheers to 120 minutes of exercise and being relaxed and refreshed!

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Cautiously Beginning Water Exercise Again

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Today I very cautiously went to water exercise. I skipped anything that required bending or twisting at the waist. I did modified crunches at a very slow pace and when I tired, I discontinued doing them altogether. I avoided any movements that mimicked the movements that originally caused me pain. The workout felt great - especially after 3 days of hot packs and PT stretches. I will continue to proceed with caution. I had no pain today.

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SLENDERELLA61 6/19/2012 8:56PM

    Very Smart! Glad you are able to exercise again and glad you are taking it easy. Continue to be careful. Take care, Marsha

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Temporarily Sidelined

Monday, June 18, 2012

I've been temporarily sidelined by pulling something in my lower back. Now I have 2 new moves that I will eliminate from my exercise repertoire. Both exercises were new ones that the instructors were trying out. On the first one, I was able to tell the instructor the next day (when she had the class do it again) that I hurt my back when I did it. She told me to modify the exercise, looked around at the rest of the class to see that they were having difficulty and then she changed to another exercise. The second exercise I had done once before without a problem. When I attempted it on Saturday, my back started hurting right away so I immediately stopped the exercise. I skipped anything else that even remotely made me feel any pain. I finished the class very gingerly.

After leaving the gym I drove to the grocery store to restock our healthy foods and suddenly had a pain in my back that took my breath away. I paid for the groceries and had someone else load them into the car. I carefully carried the bags, one by one, into the kitchen when I got home. I put the things away that were absolutely necessary and went to lay down on the bed. I put hot packs on my back and did some gentle stretches from past physical therapy for my lower back. I continued this routine through Monday and am feeling much better but still twinge badly if I stand in one place for too long.

I am pleased that I immediately stopped doing the exercise as soon as I felt the pain. I didn't try to push through the pain to prove something to myself or the rest of the class. I extended my rest period to 2-3 days instead of just one day. I'm trying to be tuned into my body and what my body needs. Right now, the message I'm hearing is rest, heat and working the muscles very gently. I will take it easy on those muscles for several weeks - not over working them - until the pain is resolved.

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L*I*T*A* 6/18/2012 10:54PM

    so great that you were able to recognize the difference in the pain....
way to go in taking charge of the situation.....
you do know your body very should we all ....
hoping this will resolve quickly for you soon..
blessings and hugs.............lita

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SLENDERELLA61 6/18/2012 6:09PM

    So sorry you've strained something again. I just hate that. You were making so much progress. Well, hopefully, it is a minor setback. I've sure had them. I know with your attitude you'll be back on it just as soon as you can. So glad you have grown in wisdom and are listening to your body and are resting as you need. Missed you at the Y today, Marsha

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DONNABRIGHT 6/18/2012 2:54PM

    We just never know what will set something off. So glad you have things under control again!

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Getting Excited About A Visit From DD

Thursday, June 14, 2012

My dd called me tonight to tell me that she is mailing a package to herself to our house. These will be items that she won't want to put in her suitcase when she gets on the plane for her trip to visit us. I seem to have lost track of time and when she called it dawned on me that in just a little over one week she will be here for her visit. I'm getting very excited! I know that we will have a great time. I just hope that the weather will cooperate!

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DONNABRIGHT 6/15/2012 4:11PM

    Have fun!

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SLENDERELLA61 6/15/2012 9:53AM

    Enjoy your visit! So glad you are getting together again!! -Marsha

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L*I*T*A* 6/14/2012 9:23PM

    what a smart dd you have!!!
never would have thought of that!!!
enjoy the rest of the week..
blessings and hugs...........lita

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SHAMROCKY2K 6/14/2012 9:17PM

    GREAT idea she had about sending things via mail. Have a great visit.

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Taking Ownership For My Exercise Program

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

I have been very good about monitoring my posture and pain levels this week. I'm proud of myself. Even when I'm the only person in my water classes who doesn't use weights, if it isn't a weight day I decline. Today our teacher did several exercises where we used the weights to float in the water. I did those exercises with no weights and no floatation device. The teacher just shook her head and said, "Cyndi, you are so amazing! You manage to float and maintain good body form and I know this exercise is really challenging without weights. I am really impressed. Your core is getting a such great workout!!" That comment made me feel so good about myself. I don't even explain why I'm not using weights any more. I just say, "no weights for me today." Not feeling like I have to explain myself to everyone for making a decision is a real big deal for me. I'm feeling like I'm in charge of my own exercise program. To be honest, I've always been in charge of my own program but now I'm taking ownership for it and just doing what is right for me - no more giving into outside pressure to do what someone else thinks is right. It feels good.

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KJS_MOM 6/15/2012 11:28AM

    emoticon emoticonThat's what I'm talking about!!!
BTW thank you for your comments on my blogs. I LOVE them.

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DONNABRIGHT 6/13/2012 3:46PM

    Good for you!

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