Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Maybe my body isn't as pumped to get healthy as I thought it would be. It appears that it has managed to sabotage my exercise abilities to an extent which could increase if I ignore it.
So I've been randomly waking up to cough a couple of times a night off and on for a bit, though I really just remember it the last three nights. They're really deep coughs, but I don't have a cold, wheezing or anything else. Well, when I woke up this morning, I was sore along the left of my sternum & it hurt more when I moved my arms. I figured that I had slept badly and maybe pulled my pec. When I finally looked it up this afternoon it sounded more like something called costochondritis. Around suppertime I actually went to the clinic just to get it confirmed since everything kept going on about how any pain around the chest should be confirmed to ensure that it's not organ-related. Verdict = costochondritis. Basically I irritated/inflamed the cartilage connecting my upper ribs to my sternum. All I can do is take NSAIDs, try not to move around my upper body too much since everything is connected and will keep irritating it and to use cold (right now) and heat treatments. *sigh*
Awesome, body. Just awesome. There's barely there discomfort when I'm just sitting still not moving my arms, but just reaching to my water glass causing a feeling like tearing next to my sternum. It's not awful bc it's not a sharp searing pain, but the burning tearing feeling is far from pleasant & happens for almost everything, so I agreed to take Ibuprofen. Tonight is the FIRST time I've ever taken any kind of pain medication and I have mixed feelings about it. I really feel like I could/should just go on without it, but I get how it makes it harder to function, etc.
Anyway, if anyone has motivating suggestions for working out, I'd love to hear them right about now! :) I can't do the Zumba game bc there's too much total body movement and I can't walk outside really right now bc it's been snowing for the last two days. I'm going to keep doing my physio for the most part (squats & lunges should be easy, getting on floor & up for bridges really hard & I won't be able to roll my thigh on a foam roller). If I get down for bridges though, I should be able to do some ab work, but unfortunately not most've the ones I picked out for this challenge.
Wish me luck! Now I need to get tougher on my eating!