Monday, July 01, 2013
Another week gone and I wasn't able to stick to my 5 week plan at all. While I'm upset, I know it is for the best to take care of my body. My back has been giving me a lot of pain for at least the past couple weeks, but last week it was even worse and particularly bad. I honestly thought I had a slipped disc or something. It is all one-sided. The lower right part aches when I'm lying down for a while/when I sleep, so I haven't been sleeping, and the upper right part/rib area is a sharper pain that occurs whenever I twist my torso, or you know, roll from one side to the other when I sleep.
I went to barre class on Monday even though I probably shouldn't have because it was bothering me, but it was hard to tell if it would help it or not considering the class does incorporate a lot of stretching. Tuesday at physical therapy was a completely different treatment plan. My PT told me my back was an utter mess (um yeah, I can feel it!). I didn't do any exercises; they gave me the works, heat, massage, stretching, stims treatment (which is a really cool electrode hookup type thing that is supposed to shock your muscles into relaxing, it just feels really tingly) then ice. That night was the worst pain it had been and I got like zero sleep. I tried to do some yoga on wednesday just to get moving and stretching but it didn't really help. I cancelled my barre core class on Thursday :(
Friday, my PT said to come in again unless it was miraculously better. It wasn't, so I went in for the same treatment as Tuesday and she told me to avoid exercise until I was (mostly) pain free. She also had another PT look at it because neither of them were actually familiar with what to do with me, a lot of the pain feels like its in my right ribs, and they weren't sure what to adjust related to ribs. Awesome, but at the same time, I guess it's better than attempting something you're unsure of, especially with ribs. So, I took the weekend off and said I'll get back to the swing of things on Monday with my barre class. Well I'm still feeling it today so I cancelled it :( I'm so frustrated.
Foodwise I had 4 days of on-target eating. My goal was 5/7. I'm not going to beat myself up over it. I sacrificed staying on track for a social life which I'm working on as well so that was an active decision on my part. Better next week.
I am not giving up or giving in. Every choice counts. Right now, I can control my eating so I'll focus on that and slowly get back in to my original fitness plan.
Happy 4th week! Let's celebrate the freedoms we have including the independence to choose to be healthy.