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Man it was a rough night

Thursday, December 08, 2011

So here's the new deal. I was going to the gym 5 times a week. Three times I would do strength training and twice cardio. Finally, after a month or so I convinced my wife to join with me! Yay happy day... well... I thought.
I used to leave for work early and just hit the gym on my way there as I was forced to walk by it anyways, but since my wife joined up I have been going after work now, at 12:15 in the morning. Sigh I'm already tired after work, Ive already commuted 3 hours on a bus to and from, and then I get to come home and get my wife ready for the gym. Usually consists of 30 minutes of arguing before shes finally ready.
Whether she goes or not, I go. Every time. Only difference, I dropped it to 3 times a week, but I do strength AND cardio every time.
Then this week hit. I hurt my back Sunday morning, bad. I'm all cramped up and everything, hurts to walk my 3/4 mile to work, hurts to stand. Luckily I have a desk job, but I missed my Monday gym session and I felt like such a fatty for even missing 1 day. I came down on myself so hard I felt like trash for not going once, even though I couldn't move.
Tonight as I type this I just returned from the gym and just polished off my protein shake. My back is still bad, but its getting better thanks to the priesthoods blessing I received for it as well as some natural muscle relaxers and anti inflammatory.
Going tonight was so hard, my wife told me over and over not to, my back still hurt, everything screamed no. I just couldn't stop thinking of how horrible I felt for skipping Monday though. I wasn't going through that again. I feel great after my workout, (minus the back of course) as I always do. The gym is actually the highlight of my days as I work 7 days a week!
Sorry for the somewhat depressing log everyone, but someone else out there just may be in the same situation hu?
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    Sorry for your hurt back, not fun at all. I would take a look at the emotional toll the issues with your wife going to the gym with you. It may not be worth the struggle. Either get her to truly support the idea without the arguement, or go on your own. Perhaps another plan is in order also.
    2391 days ago
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