Last night, I didn't get much sleep. I let my son borrow my fan for once, because it's super hot, and we have no AC. Whatevs. I'm used to not sleeping anyways.
So, anyways, I got a lot done last night. I managed to input my meals in on MFP and see that I have been seriously undereating the last few days (when in pain or sick, I don't eat very much). Yesterday was around 800 cals total for the day (and that's an overestimation because I didn't count off the parts of the food I didn't finish). 2 cups of water. It's pretty bad. So today, I made a conscious effort to eat a little more (it helps that we went grocery shopping for the first time this month, yesterday). I've been eating pretty healthily. Lots of fruit.
But anyways, back to last night. So, I also managed to do a repair claim for my son's 3DS. And I also looked at a lot of videos on tips for college.
Lastly, I went to the bathroom. When I got back from feeling like dying (the muscle relaxer and 2 other random pills my mom advised I take the day before, couple with pretty much no water, made me have a really rough time in there) I walked in my room. For some reason my mind blanked and I had a moment of my normal self, in which I lightly jogged over to my bed, jumped on it (literally), and then just plopped down on my butt while throwing my legs out extended in front of me (no slow lowering of the lower body involved). As a 19 year old I just tend not to think about the way I move sometimes. Kind of like when I see a bug and then I end up running a 5k in 6 seconds to get away from it.
As my butt hit the bed, and my back hit the wall, I panicked for my life. I heard like 3 cracks. For a second there was a weird pain like when you need to pop your joint. So I just tried to ever so slowly stretch it out.
Fast forward to right now, and my back feels so much better than my last blog. My muscles are still insanely stiff, but I don't feel like screaming every time I move. When I bend over I don't yelp from the pain. It's so much more bearable. I don't know why I jump on my bed like that, but it helped.
I actually am seriously considering getting on my elliptical for a little while. I'm still a little hesitant, like "Maybe I should still wait to see a doctor and this is temporary relief." I have a weigh in tomorrow for a competition, so I don't want to not show progress and hurt my team. I do realize my health and well-being come first, but if I'm feeling up to it, why not? If there is no little scared crazy person on my shoulder yelling at me to not do this, I think it's legitimately an okay idea.
As I type this, I'm getting a pain in my lower back and chest. My body is like, "Calm down, bro... We're not doing anything drastic just yet."
On second thought, I think I'll just do some seated low impact stuff with weights. (To not scare my spine.) Well, way to go body cues for helping me solve my own issues. No dumb decisions necessary. lol
Hope you all are doing much better than I am!