Down, but not out!
Friday, April 27, 2012
Week 7 of the Jeff Galloway program and my shoulder is giving me fits. Enough to where I am giving it a break. I've been to the massage therapist, chiropractor, iced it and soaked it. I'm a hairstylist, so I work with my arms all day long. I need to let my shoulder rest.
Usually when I hit this point (whether it's an injury or life getting in the way), I fizzle out and totally go back to my old ways. I eat through my frustration, gain weight, and come back here months later needing to lose the weight I gained back while being away.
This time, I have a plan. A plan that some kind folks on the Galloway team here on SP helped me realize. (Thank you!) Just because I have to take a break from what I was doing, doesn't mean that I can't do anything. And I can still walk, and if up to doing some running in there, I can toss that in and give it a shot.
I also met some new folks here who are new/new-ish to running and have some of the same goals as I do.
It's great to have a "support team" around to keep me going and remind me why I can't slither away.
Another reason for needing to stay focused is I am leaving on vacation in June. I totally blew the goal weight I wanted to be for my vacation, but I adjusted that and have a new one. I also have a fitness plan in place for while I'm ON vacation. I always manage to gain weight while on vacation and this year I'll be on a cruise. Cruises are infamous for their food. Vacations throw me off and I'm determined to not let this one do that.
One of the keys to staying on track is having a plan. I have one!