Tuesday, October 04, 2011
As some of you may know, my right shoulder has been giving me trouble from the beginning of this programme and I even had to substitute/amend certain moves in order not to strain it.
Unfortunately, it has now started hurting with *every* single move that engages my shoulder joint.
Yesterday, it was even hurting and twingeing whilst at rest (bit better today, but still a few twinges) and last night, I couldn't lay on my right side to go to sleep as I *had* to use my right arm during my dance classes and the pain seriously flared up.
So I've made the decision to skip the upper body workouts on the Jamie Eason's LiveFit challenge for a week. I'll still do the legs and abs workouts though.
I've also started an intensive treatment with arnica and I am hoping that in one week, my shoulder joint will be rested enough for me to resume my upper body strength training. If not, then I'll rest my shoulder some more.
I have my Ballroom medal test at the end of this month and I do not want my posture and concentration to be compromised by constant pain.
I'm a bit disappointed to have to take this decision but it would be plain daft to take the risk of doing serious damage to my shoulder for the sake of a strength training challenge, regardless of how much I enjoy it.
Hope you all have a fab day!!