And so the story goes...

Monday, November 30, 2009

I need to take a minute to vent my frustrations.

O.K., so for one, I am very frustrated with myself and my lack of motivation this past year. I don't know why, but I truly just couldn't get out of my own way.

Finally, I get the kick in the pants I need from a dear SP friend (thanks Jan)... and was really starting to get excited for embarking on a new chapter as this year comes to a close.

So, what happens? My body decides "ha ha on you!" I don't know if it is stress, but my hip went out on me and the pain that ensued was immense. At first, I was really scared. I thought I did something major (that's how bad the pain was). After suffering in pain for a couple of days I decided to go to the doc and to my relief I am told it is merely a pinched nerve. However, there are no guarantees and if it doesn't start to feel better by the end of the week... oh, I don't even want to think about that... I am going to focus on getting better.

With that said, now I have to stay off the hip because any weight on it causes extreme pain. Rest, Ice and Ibuprofen is what I have been prescribed. This bums me out because I want to move. I finally have the desire to move... and I can't.

There in lies my frustration. When I could have cared less about moving my body, I could without any issues. Now that I have the true desire to do something about this weight that I carry around, my body is revolting (I almost feel like it is punishing me for letting is stay sedentary for so long).

I guess I'm having my own little pity party right now. But truly it is more frustration than pity at this point.

This too shall pass... right???
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    I hope you're better by now and exercising away. Karen
    3038 days ago
    Sometimes our bodies tell us to slow down by causing aches & pains. Take your recovery slow & steady. I have been using an exercise ball. It helps with support on moves I can't make. ie, kees, back.
    3059 days ago
  • SPARKLE2011
    I would love to do water exercises, but chlorine and I don't get along. Not sure if it is an allergy, but chlorinated water causes the most intense itching I have ever experienced in my life. And I do love to swim.
    3060 days ago
  • JASMINE235
    "This too shall pass"

    Oh god I hope so

    I quit smoking over a year ago and have steadily been gaining weight it's almost like I just can't stop it

    Very frustrating and very emotional

    You have a physical block that Yes will pass just give yourself time to heal

    Mines all in my head I'm not even sure how to get it to pass

    Kathymb is right though if you can get in the pool that would be a great way to move without putting pressure on your hip

    Hang in there
    Go girl go!

    3061 days ago
  • LHLADY517
    Water exercise is a good suggestion.
    3061 days ago
    I understand! Take your time to recover. Are you able to do water exercises? That will not put stress on your bones. emoticon
    3061 days ago
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