Well hello, Wednesday friends. I've got a good one for you today! Seriously, it's a zinger.
My boyfriend has bursitis in his elbow and pulled cartilage in his ribs. He's been in significant pain for a long time but refuses to take time off. I've talked to him about this so many times that I can't even count. He plays wheelchair rugby and works out on his off days so he's very active. I've been on his ass for months about taking a break and giving his body a rest! How can your body heal if you don't rest? Paige says. It's better to take time off than to make the injury worse, Paige repeats. Well, the joke's on me now, because I definitely have hamstring tendinitis and I'M GOING CRAZY.
My leg has improved significantly in the last week and the pain is nowhere near what it was this time last Wednesday. It's more just a nuisance now than actual pain, but it's still twinging. I thought today I'd get back with some light exercise and a little yoga. Instead, my friends came over for dinner and I figured OK sure another day to rest and heal.
Well my leg is still bothering me and I figured maybe I should do a little research. Based on what the coach at our school said and what I found online, I 100% have hamstring tendinitis. So now I need to take time off. And it's SOOOOOO hard to force myself to relax :(
I haven't worked out for a week. A WEEK. No activity. This is what is recommended and I seriously can't stand it. I'm doing everything I'm supposed to be doing, icing, heating, anti-inflammatory medicine, elevating my leg, and resting. But seriously I need some activity. I feel like a fat slob. I mean, I know realistically I'm not, but come on. A week of nothing is not normal for me and I don't want it to be normal. I'm so jealous of all my blog friends I see with their workouts and their yoga and I'm ready to rip my hair out.
I know that I'm doing the right thing by not pushing it but I honestly figured I'd be back to working out by now...I didn't think it was that serious. And it's definitely not the worst injury in the world, or the longest. But it does look like I'll be benched at least a few more weeks, which SUCKS.
OK I'm done complaining for now :) Side note, I got the Cody app and I guess I won't be putting many workouts in immediately but I'm trying to figure out how to work it. If you have the app add me! I'm under Paige Podbelsek. And I promise I'll have workouts to add ASAP :)
Here's my WIAW. This is a typical school day for me! The pictures aren't the best but you get the gist.
Mini bell peppers
PB&Honey with apple slices
I usually have a salad and sweet potato for lunch and then nosh on some other stuff when I get home.
My girlfriends came over last night for another Gwenyth Paltrow "It's All Good" cooking night and it was DELICIOUS. So flavorful and yum and healthy. Also, my first time eating eggplant!
Sad fish faces :( Totally skeeved me out.
It was just a lovely night!!
Any advice on hamstring tendinitis?
I'm thinking I may be able to do some core work and arm weights so I might try that out tomorrow. Send good thoughts my way please :) See you all tomorrow with a healthy lasagna recipe!!