Fitness Friday {10/25/2013}

 

So I was hoping my 8th and final week with my coach would leave me going out with a bang! Instead, I’m nursing a sore back. :(

I’m not sure what happened. But my back is super tight in the muscles going down my spine. They are sorer than just the DOMS sore I’m used to from lifting. (I’ve actually learned to enjoy that type of sore.) And having given birth naturally (no pain medicine) to a 9 pound baby girl, you can imagine my pain tolerance is pretty high.

But this just plain hurts! I’m also not one to take advil, tylenol, etc. I just feel like I don’t want to mask pain, I want to be able to stay in touch with how my body is feeling. If I mask it I may not notice it getting worse/improving. Makes sense, right?

So needless to say— my workouts this week didn’t go as planned. Which bums me out! But I’m trying to keep in it perspective.

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I’m actually sitting on the heating pad while I type this and I’ve taken the last two days off from the gym. All in all, I’m so happy with my progress!!! I weighed in at 155 the day I contacted Coach Julie. Today I’m 148. (Much better) I’ve dropped body fat/inches, and I just plain feel better. :)

Here’s what my workouts looked like this week:

Monday Rest
Tuesday Delts
Wednesday Lower Body
Thursday Back  Rest
Friday Upper Body   Rest
Saturday ?
Sunday ?

 

Depending on how I feel over the weekend, I’ll try to make up for my missed workouts, but I’m not going to push it. Perhaps we’ll start fresh on Monday.

 

How do you cope/work through injury??

Comments

  1. says

    OOO NOOO! If I feel the slightest pain in my body, I IGNORE IT and push through, lol!! That’s so terrible, but it’s true!! I cannot go a day without working out or else I will feel sooooo crummy! I am sorry you’re in pain :*(
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  2. says

    Well the good news is that back pain almost always gets better with rest!

    Whenever I do a hard run or other workout that puts stress on my back I use ice or a cold pack immediately after working out! Heat is good later on. Really, whatever makes it feel better is good :-)
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    • says

      Thanks Dr. J! The only thing I can think of that I did out of the norm was being hunched over painting 18 doors for our house. I’m feeling looser this morning, so I should be good to go in short order!
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