I complete understand your frustration. I am a person who loves to workout and when I get going on a streak the last thing I want to do is quit for any reason. Being a fitness professional also means I have to know when I need to use my head and education over what I WANT to do.
Last January I was diagnosed with a herniated disc in my back, which prevented me from doing ANYTHING AT ALL for 2 weeks. I had to crawl to get anywhere in my house and I only walked when I had to leave my house for appointments. After my first PT appt that all changed and I was able to walk again, VERY SLOWLY.
I learned during the first 6 weeks just how important rest was but also how important it was for my healing to do something rather than just sit. My advice for working out is doing something small, like walking around your house for any reason at all. Sitting actually puts a lot of pressure on your spine and discs in your back and that may hinder your healing. I would also suggest looking into some basic yoga techniques that don't put a lot of strain or pressure on the injury. A lot of the time, a tweak could have been caused by a lack of stretching or cooling down after a workout.
Definitely take it easy and don't rush back into your fitness program until the pain is gone. Instead do little things to the best of your ability -- walking around and some light yoga. I am sure Spark has a section about yoga poses if you aren't familiar but do not over do it. Now is not the time to push your flexibility. Go until you feel a light stretch and stop there. You may find that having tight muscles could have a large role in your injury. Once you are better and back to your routine, then add more yoga to your cooldown or dedicate a day to just yoga. This is a great way to give your body an "active" rest day while improving your flexibity and keeping your body a well oiled machine.
I hope for a speedy recovery for you!
Bailey - St. Cloud, Minnesota
"Itís not how many times you fall down, itís how many times you get back up."
"A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing."
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