It sucks when you can't work out

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

I recently fell on a dog chew bone and twisted my ankle and landed on my left side pretty hard. Crushed a thing of yogurt to boot. My elbow, and especially my shoulder were in so much pain for the next few days. Since I am off the hard pain pills I took some ibuprofen and just counted the days till I could work out. I felt today was the day because most of the pain was gone, but then I didn't want to work out. I missed 4 days and all of a sudden it was like the old me was back. I was thinking of so many excuses not to work out, but I made myself go to the Y and do it. I didn't go at my usually high speed, my knee is still a little sore, but I had my heart rate up to 80% and even did strength training. Boy could I feel the aches then. Wasn't unbearable.

Now that I did it I am so happy I did. I promise myself I will not go back to the old habits I had before. Even if I don't lose any weight this week I will be happy I got out and worked out. My body feels so much better for it.
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    When I looked over to the right and seen your blog title I decided to read it. I know its from last month but I sure needed to read it. It seems like I'm in auto pilot mode and feel like you said, "like my old self" My husband is getting me out of the house and to the gym after the doctors. Thank you forhelping me feel like I am not so alone.
    1987 days ago
    Nice job getting yourself back on that exercise wagon!
    2017 days ago
  • CANDY58
    I am so glad you did go and workout-getting back on track can be tough.
    Keep up with the good habits you have set for yourself.

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    2017 days ago
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