The past couple of weeks have been extremely stressful. I feel tired and not in the mood for much, not even food. I have been eating, but at times, even though I’m hungry, I feel weak and a bit sick to my stomach. I’m trying to think positive, but that is hard at times. Thinking of Carlos and my decision about Sasha, has led me to reevaluate a few things/plans I was working on for when I found a job and even before.
To start, I had mentioned here and here about my workout routines and the classes I was planning on taking at the gym. I recently learned I have a Myofascial Trigger Point, at least, that is one diagnosis. Seems like I have something going on with my S1 nerve and this is creating the MTP. It’s been going on for over years now, and it has progressively gotten worse. I had not done anything about it because I thought it was just that my muscle was not needed to be stretched more. It got to the point that it was annoying how I could be fine and then all of a sudden, I walked with a limp. Or I would be fine and after 50 min of seating in my class, my muscle would remain contracted and I’d limp…same when I took a bike class. My leg felt exhausted but the rest of my body did not. I went to a Chiropractor and the results were the issues with my S1 nerve and the MTP. He would like to see me 3 times a week for 12 weeks in order to adjust my lower lumbar region.
An image I found online, shows where the S1 nerve is located:
I’m not going to do these sessions; I will wait until I have benefits thru employment.
With these results and how uncomfortable my right quad feels after a bike class, I have decided to switch -yet again- my routine at the gym. Not only am I changing it because of what is going on medically, but also because I keep reading, from fitness professionals, that in order to lose fat one must train heavy while also including a High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT ) routine. In addition, I want quality, effective workouts, not to be in the gym for hours a day…that is not realistic. Its not about quantity or workouts but rather about quality training, topped with good nutrition. I’m feeling good about this because I love to train with free weights and to train heavy. The plan will be to train with weights 4-5 days a week and perform 3-4 HIIT sessions, along with 2-3 BodyFlow classes. We’ll see how well I this plan. Consistency is not my for-take.
Exercise is just one of the few things I’m going to change. I’ll continue to update you on everything.
Have you gone through a life event that has made you or is making you re-evaluate things in your life?