Monday, June 24, 2013
I woke up Sunday with some shooting pain in my left arm. No, I'm not having a heart attack. My exercise on Saturday was a bike ride, which did not hurt my arm (my butt is a different matter haha). I attributed the pain to perhaps sleeping in a bad position, and it dissipated to just a dull ache for the rest of the day. I did a couple hours of yardwork/gardening, and it was still fine.
Sundays i do strength training- arms with dumbells- and core- crunches and planks. I made the bad decision, with the encouragement of my boyfriend, to ignore the discomfort and do my workout anyway. At the end of the first upper body set, excruciating pain went through my arm, and I could not move my upper arm an inch in any direction without crying. I did the alternate heat/ice thing, but it didn't make it feel any better. It was difficult to sleep.
I woke up this morning and I have regained some mobility in my arm, but I still can't move it forward or vertical at all.
This means no swimming today. )= My alternative workout is weightloss yoga, which I also cannot do at the moment. I'm pretty bummed out that I can't get back into the water today- my last swim was Thursday (way too long ago!).
The way I see it I pretty much only have walking (I can't even get on a bike) as an option until this stupid thing heals. Very disappointed and frustrated! PLUS, the scale didn't move this week. Blah! Heal faster body!