Facing the challenge of forced inactivity

Monday, September 27, 2010

So, after an exciting time completing my 5K run, I have been advised to take a week off both running & biking.
With the spasm in my piriformis muscles ( deep in the butt ;-p,) the therapist and chiro I have been seeing agree that rest is likely the best option..Re-evaluation to occur Wed. this week.
Boy, it's tough when you have worked so hard to make physical activity a part of your regular , daily routine..
Okay, that' s enough of the negative.....
On the plus side I am trying to re-acquainted with my bowflex ( upper body strength training only) . With focus in this area, maybe some visible changes will encourage me to continue this form of exercise ( something I have always struggled with) More time for planning and tracking meals, and making healthy eating choices!!
Today starts a new challenge..I CAN do this!! I will not slip back to my old ways!!
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    You definitely CAN do it! The great key to all this is the fact that you are WANT to run, you WANT to bike so you aren't going to lose your new desire to be surely seems like a permanent part of your days....and that is AWESOME! You've got this and the week off is almost over!!!! So proud of all you've accomplished! :)
    3306 days ago
  • BGOOCH56
    Good job keeping on track even though you can not exercise outside. I am missing my walking buddy this week which is huge for me. Lets get through this week with a different plan, see you on the boards.
    3306 days ago
    Being forced to not do something you love and enjoy is always a pain in the neck, but unless you want to be out for even longer, it's best to kick back and be as inactive as possible. Good luck with doing nothing!
    3307 days ago
  • ROZELL99
    Great! Make some lemonade!
    3307 days ago
    Yes, you can do it! And you are off to a good start by incorporating another exercise to keep the habit up! emoticon
    3307 days ago
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