I had myself all pumped up, too! But I realized when I could barely move my right arm, let alone put weight on it, that Cirque Fit wasn’t going to be as productive for me as has been… and that I couldn’t use the silks today. 😦 I think it’s tendonitis, so I am nursing this baby from now till Tuesday so that I can go back on the silks!
Lisa and I were both on the injured reserve sidelines yesterday, but we stayed to cheer on our compadres. Still, it’s very hard sitting and watching when I know that I just want to be in there trying to do some move, even if I end up on the mat. It’s the participation and the daring myself to try something new that I have grown accustomed to in the past eleven weeks, and I am going to continue in that thread!
Hmmm…on the outside of the elbow, it’s “Golfer’s Elbow”; on the inside, it’s “Tennis Elbow.” Where’s Aerialist’s Elbow? That has a better sound at least! But I am certain that this is what I am dealing with, especially since the area on the inside of my elbow is actually quite warm, or inflamed (hmmm… I am noticing the spelling of that word on the picture. Sigh…).
Well, I am taking Will’s advice as for how to take care of this arm by resting it and massaging the elbow. I am actually using hard pressure massage to get my thumb into the joint to loosen the tension, and then I am massaging the arm downward from the elbow to the wrist and then back again. I think by Tuesday I should be fine to do the class, and then Thursday and next Saturday open practices. After that, I am off till my next session starts on April 8th, so I have time to rest it some more.
Yes! I signed up for another session!! My plan is to continue on the silks, as well as continuing what I have learned from both Will and Patty about exercise and diet. For my exercise, I have joined the YMCA for my fitness training (class times are easier on my schedule, plus I can swim and hop into a hot jacuzzi and sauna right afterward). I have met with a trainer, so I have my weight-training and cardio routines set up. That, plus my silks training 2-3 times a week, will get me into better shape.
As for my diet, I have already made drastic changes. I am avoiding packaged foods jammed full of preservatives and opting for whole grains and fresh produce. Because the price of meat has skyrocketed due to the summer droughts, I am looking for other sources of protein to add to my diet. I do know that my water consumption should be higher… it’s not that I am drinking something else instead, like coffee or soda… I am simply not drinking period. I don’t drink soda anyway, but I am down to one cup of coffee a day (Tim Horton’s stock must have gone down in the past couple of months…). I shop at the public market nearly every Saturday to stock up on my fruits and vegetables, and I am juicing most of them! That is going to be part of my morning routing: getting up and making fresh juice to drink on my way to work instead of making coffee.
Oh, yes… and the most important thing. STILL SMOKE FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!