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Keeping the Course

Thursday, January 09, 2014

I am still not back to my normal self yet, but per trainer/coach, it should not stop me from going to gym. He advised me that I should still show up even when in pain, and they will help me deal with it by offering alternatives, and showing me ways that might alleviate some of the pain. I had not thought about it. Yesterday's pain came bundled with me feeling like an unhappy camper, missing a few people who have passed on, and general anxiety.

I don't feel emotionally/mentally much better today but I know I am the only one who can take charge of that. I need to include time for more things that make me happy: making jewelry, hanging with friends, reading, listening to great music, checking out vintage finds. I put myself in a real sad place yesterday and cried as I lay in bed (hubby is a sound sleeper!) for who knows how long. I would guess hours.

It did not help. Today, I felt better when I woke, still somewhat in pain, but able to move around and get going. I ended up in a massive traffic jam but kept my cool the whole time.

I left work late and drove straight to the gym. I did a very slow half mile on the treadmill and called it quits. I was not feeling good, but at least I did something. It was not for the trainers, it was for me. I was there for me alone, and it helped my head clear a bit.

I am sure I will hear some backlash tomorrow from him (or her, via him) but I will take what is coming to me and just move on. I have faced that this week is just a struggle for me, and so be it. This will pass, eventually.

Hope you are all doing great, Thank you for your continued support.

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    Good for you for going to the gym. Activity is so good for us in so many ways. Hang in there!
    1596 days ago
    Good for you for getting out there and working out for you, I find that when I am depressed, anxious or just plain overwhelmed, getting out there and doing an exercise of my choice really does give my brain a break and get my mind off of it.
    1597 days ago
    I find that sometimes working out helps life me from my sad moods. I hope it helps you. emoticon
    1597 days ago
    So sorry for your pain. But I am so proud of you. Your determination and never give up sprits will get you soon or later the pain free body. Just keep on keeping on! You can do it!
    1597 days ago
    Congratulations on doing what you needed - for yourself! I seriously sympathize with anyone suffering back pain.
    1597 days ago
    Living with pain I feel for you, it also brings on depression and sad thoughts. Good for you making decisions for you.
    1597 days ago
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