Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Hey everyone! It's been a while since I've logged onto SparkPeople! It feels nice to be back into the swing of things :) I had a strained back about two-four months ago and I kept working out and pushing myself to get fit and lose weight. I thought that I was just sleeping funny or I wasn't stretching enough before and after my workouts. I had no idea that it would become sciatic nerve pain which then escalated shortly after my spinning class I took, into a herniated disk. I was out for a week and a half of work because I was in so much pain, I couldn't sit, stand, walk or drive my car. The only position that relieved me from super excruciating pain was laying down on my stomach with my legs out. I went to my chiropractor when it was sciatic pain and took steps in prevention and to correct my L4 and L5 from pinching to keep the burning pain, the sharp pain and the numbness down my leg and butt from getting any worse. I finally lost my mind when I was on my way to my chiropractor appointment and I could not sit in my car for more than 5 seconds at a time because of the shooting pain in my butt and leg. I wasn't even able to put my foot on the gas pedal because the sciatic pain was just unbearable, to the point that sometimes I felt like I had sprained my ankle. I ended up calling my doc saying I was running late. I was 45 minutes late. The pain was so bad but I knew that I HAD to get to my chiropractor to get some relief. I finally got there after basically crying the entire way there and driving with the cruise control on for about 90% of the time (so totally not safe, but I was desperate!) I walked in, with my hair all crazy, my face all puffy from crying, still crying and bent over. I ended up getting an xray to be able to get an MRI (that in itself was just crazy) and found out I had a herniated disk. I was assigned to get an injection of pain blocks to be able to function like a semi normal person and I have been going on the decompression table at my chiro's office to get that disk back into place. Long story short, I am taking 5 pills at a time, going to see the chiro three days a week, I am scheduled for another pain block injection into my spine and I am afraid to work out...I haven't even asked anyone if I can workout, I am just so afraid I am going to re-injure myself. AND on top of that, I owe a crap ton of money to a lot of people for all of this craziness. aaaaaaaaaah.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Yesterday my good friend Beth and I decided to try our hand at a spinning class at our local gym. I personally felt (maybe Beth felt the same way?) that since we had been cycling outside in the good weather, then this class might be a piece of cake...or at least a half. Let me set the stage for you. One teacher, five participants. Age ranges from 26 to 65+. Four women and one man (he was an older gentlemen sporting appropriate biking shorts). I had my heart rate monitor and ended up burning 450+ calories within 40 minutes of the class. My god! My quads were BURNING! As I looked into the mirror, I realized that even though it sucked, I was exhausted and I realized that I was still attaining my athletic ability, I was proud to have gone to the class at all AND didn't need to leave for feeling ill and I didn't yack(!) and I am proud that Beth still wanted to go even after I told her I threw up the first class I went too :D Today, a day after, I am happy to say that really only the bottom portion of my body is sore (which is good because the first time I did a spinning class, my shoulders hurt so bad from keeping them tight while in position two and three)
Tonight I am going back to the gym to work my back, chest and my arms! Boy, does it feel good to feel good (and sore)!
Thursday, March 08, 2012
I have fallen off the track of wellness and I am truly scared to weigh myself. Alas, it must happe. I will update tomorrow.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Yesterday I worked out with my trainer Dan Rice (funny how his last name is a starch AND a carbohydrate). Last night we worked on chest, abs and shoulders and since I was incredibly out of it from finals and not getting enough sleep in general, (my description and his too) he made me do DOUBLE the amount of work. Let me just say I woke up sore as he|| but I was happy that I worked hard enough to be in actual pain the next day. No pain, no gain, right? HeH -.- Whoever made that quote up didnít have my trainer kicking their ass two times a week, thatís for sure.
So Dan tells me that he is wicked tired as well because he came in early that morning before his 7AM client to work out on his quads. JUST his quads. Iíve heard of concentrating on certain body parts, but I have never heard of anyone, that I knew personally, to work solely on one body part. So he decides to squat down next to me while I am working at one of the stations to keep track of numbers as well as tell me how much pain he is in from the dayís workout. He couldnít get back up! I had to stop what I was doing and help him stand up. Hahahaaha. He told me I should come in the next day and see how much more pain he would be in and to take a picture of it. LOL.
Sidenote: men were talking to me while I was working out. Which is weird because I looked gross.
Sweat + hair in messy ponytail + bright red face = not so attractive.
Food for thought: If yaíll had the perfect body, would you still take part in nakid yoga? I wouldnít.
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