Thursday, October 22, 2009

No weigh, dude!

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Quote du jour: Have patience with all things, But, first of all with yourself.
-Saint Francis de Sales

About ten years ago, I injured some of the vertebrae in my neck. (Herniated disks.) The pain came back last week, meaning I've having a lot of pain in my upper back and in my arms. Probably this is caused by the excessive hours of work, which is understandable but at the same time quite frustrating.

Work has no right to interfere with something important, like exercise.

I'm going to stop weighing myself for a week. Unlike Hanlie, I'm not doing this because I don't care, but rather because I'm fed up. I gained four damn pounds this week. Wah.

Okay, whine done. Back to the workout.

Exercise du jour:I'm going to do walk. Slowly, maybe, but I've rested my legs for five days. Maybe that's enough. All I know is that I have to do some kind of exercise. If it hurts, I'll wait another few days and try again. I'll go without push ups again, see how I feel tomorrow. Maybe I can do a set or two without pain or my hands going numb. Maybe not. I'll see.

Shakes fist at the universe


Theresa said...

Not saying this is what's going on, but I find that 4 pounds is about what my weight fluctuates through out the month.

Anywho. Hope you have a successful walk today! Other exercises you might consider - some side leg lifts to work inner and outer thighs.

Dr. J said...

The reward of patience is...patience!

I think the name of your blog summarizes my feeling about that


Marste said...

Walking sounds good. And I like the leg lifts idea, as long as you can lie down without torqueing your neck. Just give it time. (And remember, if you screw it up even more, you will need even MORE time to heal: it took me about 6 months before I was able to go back to exercising - at ALL, even WALKING - after I ruptured a disc in my back. Let your neck heal, and don't push it. *looks at Merry sternly*)

BCB said...

Merry? Take some advice from that cat in the picture. His next move was to bribe a large dog to tunnel under the fence.

Please stop doing things that hurt you. Okay?

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