It sucks when you can't work out
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
I recently fell on a dog chew bone and twisted my ankle and landed on my left side pretty hard. Crushed a thing of yogurt to boot. My elbow, and especially my shoulder were in so much pain for the next few days. Since I am off the hard pain pills I took some ibuprofen and just counted the days till I could work out. I felt today was the day because most of the pain was gone, but then I didn't want to work out. I missed 4 days and all of a sudden it was like the old me was back. I was thinking of so many excuses not to work out, but I made myself go to the Y and do it. I didn't go at my usually high speed, my knee is still a little sore, but I had my heart rate up to 80% and even did strength training. Boy could I feel the aches then. Wasn't unbearable.
Now that I did it I am so happy I did. I promise myself I will not go back to the old habits I had before. Even if I don't lose any weight this week I will be happy I got out and worked out. My body feels so much better for it.