It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything about my challenge. I threw out my back on June 26th while doing the Leg Press I felt my lower back pop. That’s never, ever a good sign.
I thought I was getting better and by Friday July 3rd, I was going without my back brace. Unfortunately, Friday night nearly put me in the ER. The pain was unbearable at about 4am. I couldn’t move and it felt like someone was pushing a knife into my spine. Yeah, that’s not so good. I had some Flexiril left so my wife gave me one and luckily, that started to help. No trip to the ER. I even managed to start feeling a little better on Saturday evening.
Today, Monday my back is still feeling pain, but I feel like I have it under control. I even feel like I may be able to start working out again (lightly). I’ll probably give it one more day, just in case though. Something else super not awesome was because of the pain, I found myself eating more. I didn’t track any of the food I ate over the holiday weekend nor did I really track much what I ate during the week before the holiday. So I wound up gaining a little weight. I think I’ll reduce my calorie intake for the week back to 1,800 to try to make up for the extra eating I did. That should take care of things even if I’m not able to work out too much.
I cannot stand having wasted over a week of my challenge on this stupid back injury, but such is life. Not to mention my push up challenge got hosed as well because of it. I may start another push up challenge once I’m back to 100% though.
Anyway, I hope everyone had a safe and happy 4th of July if you’re in the US, if you’re not, I hope you enjoyed your weekend all the same. Later.
This weekend was not friendly to my challenge, and/or my motivation. Without getting into much for details, we’ll just say, I didn’t eat real well, nor did I do any workouts. I did zero push ups as well which was disappointing. All that poured into my Monday as well and I didn’t do much of anything.
Now it’s Tuesday. Time to get back on the horse right? I plan on doing so, though I have yet to do any push ups so I’ve got a lot of catching up to do.
I WILL GET BACK INTO THE SWING OF THINGS!
I will. Don’t worry. I’ve got my workout bag ready for my lunchtime workout and I plan on doing some push ups once I get off the phone.