So, what happened last week? I think I’m ready. It’s not a tragedy, but I wasn’t fully ready to admit it at first, and then I didn’t want to sit and type it out…or anything else!
Well see this picture?
The look on my face isn’t my super peppy post workout glow, huh? And I turned it black and white because it was BAD in color.
A bit over midway through my workout, my lower back seized up and I couldn’t move. It was a familiar feeling. It had happened in 2010 as I went to put a dish in the dishwasher. But that time, I was surrounded by others. This time I was by myself, knowing nothing would wake my husband and not wanting to wake my daughter.
Eventually, I worked up to standing. You don’t need all the little details of my morning, but I took the day off work and got into a chiropractor in the afternoon.
This isn’t some crazy injury. I just do a lot that favors one hip…how I cross my legs and sit, hold my daughter, stand, etc over time. But the thing is, I knew it was well beyond when I should have gone to the chiropractor…I should have kept up my visits all along, but stopped just before I had my daughter 3 years ago.
This was avoidable.
That’s why I wanted to write it all out and make it a big deal. I tell everyone they’re worth taking care of themselves, but I sometimes have a hard time following through myself.
So, it’s been a little different on the workout front…I’m doing mostly Tai Cheng and PiYo but am feeling pretty good so I’m slowly building intensity. I have been to my new chiropractor 4 times in the past week and am going again tomorrow. I’m trying to do things I know I should!
But I’ll need to keep it up. I’m telling you so you might do the same for yourself, and to keep myself accountable. As much as you don’t have time for these things now, you probably don’t have time to not be able to move either!