Oh, the pain…
So, I basically took the summer off from my blog. I didn’t really have much to write about (I still really don’t) and I was short on time; I was taking a class this summer (Introduction to Project Management) and going to the gym a lot. I have finished my class, the kids are back in school and I’m still going to the gym.
This particular post is about the joys of accomplishing something, and the pain that goes along with it. Back in April you may remember that I was diagnosed with some fairly common health problems that can be solved with a change in diet and exercise. I have been working diligently on making and sticking with those changes. One way I have accomplished this is to work with a personal trainer. We go see him twice a week and augment our strength training with him by doing 45-60 minutes of cardio work another 3 days a week.
This last Tuesday was a leg day. I think it will be the most difficult leg day that we will ever have. I now hurt in places I rather/shouldn’t speak about. However, not only did I not stop when gently reminded I could stop and rest, I pushed on, going to my “happy place” (I was really just singing along with the song in my head). After the workout on Tuesday walking down or up stairs were something of an issue, but nothing serious. Wednesday I was starting to feel a bit sore, but was able to knock out a 1.5 mile jog for a cardio day. Today, Thursday, I can barely walk. I guess it’s true that something worth having is worth working for, and I’m literally working my ass off!
- The Psychology Of Arthritis Pain (psychologytoday.com)
- Health Tip: Living with Arthritis Pain (nlm.nih.gov)
- Ways to Prevent and Reduce Pain After Exercise (fitness.suite101.com)