Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Sidelined

I recently mentioned that an injury was plaguing me and, unfortunately, it hasn't gotten any better.  It's my right hamstring or maybe some kind of sciatic nerve pain from being tied to my desk??  Although I have been working out hard the last 8 weeks, I don't think I overtrained.  I'm careful to lift heavy, but not heavier than I can bear.

I'm disappointed because I only had 4 weeks to go on the Live Fit Trainer, but I can't complete it in my current condition.  The last phase calls for active rests between sets (burpees, jumps, sprints, jumprope) and I don't think those are a good idea for me right now.  

On the up side, I had actually already gotten more lean in the 8 weeks than I had anticipated and I'm not sure I really wanted to get any leaner.  

To maintain my sanity, I'll continue working out, but focus on upper body and maybe just walking.  If the pain persists, I will visit a doctor.  Hopefully, it's not that serious and will go away on its own soon.  

On my blog, I'll continue to bring you fitness advice, food ideas and recipes, and more help to keep you motivated.  Let's finish the year strong!  I'm super excited for the holidays and I want to post healthy food alternatives in addition to some of my favorite splurges!  Thanks for all of you support and encouragement.  

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12 comments:

  1. Hey Megan, I am sorry to hear your leg is still bothering you. I would recommend some yoga, or just some really deep stretches to get that hamstring back. At least to keep it from tightening up more. Upperbody exercises and walking are definitely good...you don't want to stop being active altogether! I remember popping a hamstring in my teens when I just popped into the splits without stretching - yowza! It took a lot of patience to heal...but it was good to keep stretching it. Hope you get better soon! www.i-heartfitness.blogspot.com / www.styleoyster.blogspot.com

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  2. Hope your injury heals up soon!

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  3. Good luck with your injury- and kudos to you for not just taking it as an excuse to completely skip your workouts. It's happened to me before and it can be such a set-back, and of course then it's hard to get going again. Sounds like you're on the right track (again)!!
    Great to hear the training went so well for you, once I complete the training for my half marathon, I'm planning on giving this program a try.

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  4. Sorry to hear this! A visit to the chiropractor helped a ton with some sciatic nerve pain I was having (if that's what it is). Here's to a fast recovery! I still owe you a TON - starting this 12 week program, eating clean and all because I started reading your blog has been life changing for me over the last 6 weeks. I've seen changes I never anticipated and am in the best shape/healthiest I've been in years and years, if not ever. I feel awesome and can't believe it's all happened over only 6 weeks - so thanks again!

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  5. I'm sorry about your injury! I hope you feel better soon and recover quickly. Your progress with the program is amazing. I wish I had your problem of not knowing if I want to be leaner or not. :)

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  6. Injury really stinks especially if you are on the fitness train. I had this shin thing going on about a year ago. I couldn't run. It just really threw me. I'm glad you are continuing to work out other ways. It'll get better. Sometimes we just need to slow down a bit. 8)~

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  7. I'm so sorry to hear about your injury! You have had amazing results so far, and have definitely inspired me! I hope your recovery is quick and that you are content in your healing process. Thanks for continuing to blog - yours is the first I check every morning!

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  8. Last year about this time I'd just completed my first 5K & I was having major hip pain. To this day I have no idea how it happened. My friend is a former trainer for the NFL & he said it was just soft tissue & would heal with ice & rest. It has but it was 4 months before I could run again. Thankfully, I've been running again & all is good. Don't get too frustrated!

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  9. So sorry to hear that you're in so much pain! I've had past experience with sciatic pain and it is no joke! Hope you recover quickly and get to feeling better!

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  10. I've had terrible sciatica, to the point of limping, with this pregnancy. Yoga, especially hot yoga but not Bikram, helped me more than anything else. Thanks for your inspiration. Can't wait to be able to really implement your ideas and loose my baby weight (again).;)

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  11. Victoria - I am pregnant too and looking forward to losing baby weight as well as staying healthy! I think Megan should start another blog called "Honey Were Pregnant " haha...

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