Monday, April 01, 2013
I was pretty active on here a few weeks ago. It's been a while since I logged on, or worked out, and I want to share why.
For once, it wasn't because I just completely lost motivation or had given up. It was because of an odd injury.
I think I started out too strong. I pushed too hard too fast. I say this because, never in my life, have I ever just randomly woken up with a numb body part. I don't have any conditions or diseases that would possibly lend a hand to what happened.
On March 12 I woke up and my left leg was completely numb. Couldn't feel a thing. At first, I was so unusually nauseous that I didn't notice. But after about 30 minutes of handling that, I went to get dressed to go to class. It was then that I discovered as I touched my leg putting my jeans on, that there was no feeling.
It is now April 1st, and I still have no feeling in that part of my leg (mid thigh up to my hip). I've been to the hospital (on March 16). Long story short they didn't do too much testing because they're assuming it was a compressed nerve.
Whatever it is, I believe I got it from working out on my relatively new elliptical. So, I've been scared to work out. I haven't checked my weight because I haven't been working out and I just KNOW it has gone back up (eating habits have slipped a bit recently). I don't think I'm completely back where I started, but I do think it's gone up.
I just want to know, what is the best way to go about. I look at my elliptical and cringe.... The way I react when I think about working out again is as if I have been through a kind of traumatic event, haha. (Seriously, though!) It's probably a pinched nerve in my lower back that's causing it (I get severe pain in that area when I'm being physically active, or if I have walked/stood for too long, yet I never stop or rest to let it relieve itself a little). I feel like I kind of picked that mentality up from watching Biggest Loser. Even if it hurts just keep pushing. I guess I don't know what pains to push through and which are serious.
Guess that about sums up where I am right now. Didn't want you guys to think I had just fallen off! :)
Any advice would be great. Thanks guys. :)