105 days (15 weeks) to go!
Monday, September 17, 2012
105 days to go ‘til the New Year according to my freebie iPhone app. I’ve been MIA for the last couple of weeks as the semester gets underway. I always, always underestimate the amount of time and effort it takes to get things off the ground every semester. You would think after 15 years, I would know better…
My workouts were going great, and I was keeping up them religiously until this last week. I was on week 7 of Cathe’s STS weight lifting series. I could see noticeable differences in my body in those 7 weeks. On Thursday, I did back and triceps. I increased by back weight by 3 pounds from 12 to 15-pound weights. I was sooooo proud of myself; everything was going along so well. Then it happened, the twinge in the small of my back that told me to stop. So, I did. Unfortunately, it was too late. The rest of the day I could feel the muscle hurting more and more. By Friday morning, I could barely get out of bed. I went to the doctor where I got muscle relaxants and was told to use ICYHOT. If it doesn’t get better, I have to go back to the doctor. Well, here it is Monday morning… I’m still feeling very sore. However, I think I’m getting better. I need to do some exercise or I get so stiffened up, I can’t move at all. The older I get, the longer it takes to get my body to recover. I didn’t think I was over doing it—I had built up gradually—but my body begs to differ.
Hopefully, this is just a minor setback and I’ll be able to get on with my workouts again soon. I want to be in great shape for the Christmas in Mexico!