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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. emoticon 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!
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    Thanks Peace_Nonny! :)
    3344 days ago
    Junepa-I haven't visited my orthopedic dr mainly because I'm doing what he'd tell me to do. Rest (well, as much as I can being a hairstylist), ice, anti-inflammatories. I do have an appointment with my primary care doctor in a few weeks, so I can talk to her then if I don't need to visit the ortho before that. I have full range of motion, no popping. Tightness and pain which does feel better after resting it, but flares up at work. However, it feels better with my arm up vs having it hang down. Go figure. LOL With my job, it'll take longer to heal because I use my arms all day. I'm not willing to stop work unless I absolutely can't do it. Self employment does have it's disadvantages.

    I hope your shoulder issue resolves quickly! :)

    3344 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/28/2012 8:26:48 AM
    I have a sore shoulder right now too, it has been diagnosed as impingement. What did your health care pro say yours was? Injuries are a pain not only physically but also mentally-emotionally, especially when they interfere with plans. Good for you for having a plan B and being resiliant. Even though my main focus is physical fitness, I find this journey to be character building as well, especially in times of adversity. Do keep moving and hope the shoulder is better soon.
    3345 days ago
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    You can do it!! Keep on tracking and planning your menus/exercise!! emoticon
    3345 days ago
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