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Keeping the Course

Thursday, January 09, 2014

I am still not back to my normal self yet, but per trainer/coach, it should not stop me from going to gym. He advised me that I should still show up even when in pain, and they will help me deal with it by offering alternatives, and showing me ways that might alleviate some of the pain. I had not thought about it. Yesterday's pain came bundled with me feeling like an unhappy camper, missing a few people who have passed on, and general anxiety.

I don't feel emotionally/mentally much better today but I know I am the only one who can take charge of that. I need to include time for more things that make me happy: making jewelry, hanging with friends, reading, listening to great music, checking out vintage finds. I put myself in a real sad place yesterday and cried as I lay in bed (hubby is a sound sleeper!) for who knows how long. I would guess hours.

It did not help. Today, I felt better when I woke, still somewhat in pain, but able to move around and get going. I ended up in a massive traffic jam but kept my cool the whole time.

I left work late and drove straight to the gym. I did a very slow half mile on the treadmill and called it quits. I was not feeling good, but at least I did something. It was not for the trainers, it was for me. I was there for me alone, and it helped my head clear a bit.

I am sure I will hear some backlash tomorrow from him (or her, via him) but I will take what is coming to me and just move on. I have faced that this week is just a struggle for me, and so be it. This will pass, eventually.

Hope you are all doing great, Thank you for your continued support.

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CMRAND54 1/10/2014 9:46PM

    Good for you for going to the gym. Activity is so good for us in so many ways. Hang in there!

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FIREPONY 1/10/2014 12:00PM

    Good for you for getting out there and working out for you, I find that when I am depressed, anxious or just plain overwhelmed, getting out there and doing an exercise of my choice really does give my brain a break and get my mind off of it.

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RAINBOWFALLS 1/10/2014 8:54AM

    I find that sometimes working out helps life me from my sad moods. I hope it helps you. emoticon

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MICKEYH 1/10/2014 8:21AM

    So sorry for your pain. But I am so proud of you. Your determination and never give up sprits will get you soon or later the pain free body. Just keep on keeping on! You can do it!

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NORWOODGIRL 1/9/2014 10:42PM

    Congratulations on doing what you needed - for yourself! I seriously sympathize with anyone suffering back pain.

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DOVESEYES 1/9/2014 10:21PM

    Living with pain I feel for you, it also brings on depression and sad thoughts. Good for you making decisions for you.

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