read your body when injured. It soon lets you know if you're pushing it too far.
Recently i broke a rib and it halted various types of exercise for a while, even walking was painful initially. I just stayed pantient and did not push myself too far until i felt ready. After six weeks i am back to doing most of my original exercises.
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I bought the inversion table a year ago and i enjoy the workouts I do on it. Recently I injured my back, the extreme lower just above the tail. My Chiropractor told me it is ok to do slight incline to help relax and stretch. Wow am I sooo glad I have that machine between visits with Doc!!
When I feel down about my progress, or about an event coming up that may derail me from my goals, or if I get injured, it's extremely discouraging and makes me want to give up. Instead of letting my pessimism take control, I turn it into a challenge! If I pull my hamstring and can't run for a week, I will challenge myself to do more strength training. If I'm attending my best friend's wedding, I take on the challenge of eating properly and dance my heart out to burn those Calories!
Bottom line: If you think your circumstances are the end-all of your success, they will be. Realize that if you overcome the hardest and most difficult moments, you will only have a reason to celebrate more in the end!
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