Saturday, August 19, 2017

Going Back to the Gym and I Can't Wait Plus a Short Fall Update!


So after today's unfortunate fall (which I think was a combo of me being accident prone as always and maybe my center of gravity changing because I've lost a bunch of weight?) I had a lot of time to sit, ice my back, try not to throw up and think and I decided to rejoin Snap Fitness.

And on the topic of the fall, my head hurts, I feel like throwing up but less than right after and my back feels surprisingly okay outside of some stabbing pain on the left, back part of it that comes and goes as it pleases. That's the part that's getting most of the ice but I'm just really hoping it doesn't end up as a bad injury. My biggest fear right now is waking up tomorrow morning and having the pain/injury kick in then after having a night to just sit.

Anyway, back to the gym thing... now, I absolutely adore my home gym and I love the ease of working out at home but I also absolutely love the gym and have really been missing it. Plus, I may need to take it easy on my back and use machines for a little while just to make sure I keep it safe and, of course, the gym has working treadmills which I really miss. Anyway, I don't see any reason why I can't work out at the gym at times AND work out at home at times AND be able to take a class or two at my trainer's studio (that barre class is seriously calling out to me!)

My brain does this obsessive thing which constantly tells me that I have to choose (pretty sure I've posted about this before). I can't do the gym and home and I can't possibly take a class because how would it fit into my current workout plan and it would mess up my sequence of workout days and blah, blah, blah... it's the whole OCD obsessive thing that really settled down after numerous medications and years of therapy and shrinks but, obviously, parts still remain. I hate it when it does that and I refuse to let it keep controlling me so I'm breaking the obsession.

There's nothing wrong with going to the gym and sometimes working out at home and sometimes taking other classes and everything can still fit. It doesn't have to be "either or" but it's hard for my brain to accept that.

But it will accept it because I'm making it.

Anyway, I'm going back on Monday (as long as my back is okay) but I might spend the first week doing basic upper/lower body splits with the weight machines (plus planks, some abs and the treadmill) before I jump back into a major workout. Once again, it all depends on how my back and head feel.

Anyway, I am super excited and can't wait to go back!! Let's just hope this fall doesn't cause any major issues that will stop me!

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