Well as it turns out I’m not a doctor nor do I have very accurate diagnosis of my injuries. Who would have thought that 7 years at
medical school would out way my personal trainers and nutritional studies by just a few inches of depth..
The ongoing saga of my glute injury was soon to become a burst L5 disc in my spine. Quite a significant difference in injury and one that was not going to let me soldier on as I intended to do.
Funny thing about all of this; NOW looking back I’m glad it happened – well ok maybe not glad – I guess if I could do it all over again I would rather learn the lesson without all the pain and suffering however I guess that’s just not how life works, right?
Let me explain, anyone who knows me will agree that when somebody injures themselves I am the first person to point out that it’s often
the bodies’ way of trying to tell you something about your situation. – e.g. if you have a pain in the neck you need to let go of someone else’s problem or if you have lower back problems you need to delegate – so when I injured myself it took someone else to ask
the question – what is your body trying to tell you? AHHH
When I thought the injury was just a torn muscle – naturally I wanted to soldier on and battle through the pain – getting back into training
However then I re-injured it and made things so much worse I was almost unable to walk or sit or move without finding some
discomfort. By Friday lunch time I was really unable to find happiness at all.
After the Doctor prescribed some VERY helpful medication she scoffed at the idea of me attempting to train for the FunRun in a week and said WITH the
help of physio you might be allowed to start training again in about 2-3 weeks but usually a torn disc is tricky to play around with and will continue to
burst if you upset it.
I wasn’t happy with that outcome.
SO what WAS my body trying to tell me?
Maybe you have take on too much? Trying to do too many things?
My answer to that though was simple – when you run your own business you have to do a lot of things – really there aren’t a lot of things I
can off load.
So I had to look a little deeper.
I turned to the wisdom of GOOGLE – like everyone, and there it was – written out as plain as day.
L5 injuries are a common problem for people who spend a lot of time on the computer.
Ouch – that was a nasty sting.
How does an owner of a Health & Fitness Studio do an injury based on someone who sits in front of a computer too long? That statement hurt the ego.
WHY? Well because I knew straight away it what it was telling me. BEING completely honest with you my focus has been pointing heavily towards getting my online business working and to me this was a BIG bitch slap to the head telling me why would you
want to spend time working on an online business when you have all of these people wanting you to work with them in you off line business?
I was ignoring the member’s right under my nose. (sorry)
Telling myself that my fitness level was good enough to lead the way BUT clearly not good enough to be fit.
Another wake up call – I’m not nearly as fit as I thought I was and my back and core strength was proven weak all because I sit at my computer way too
OUCH with the reality check – So I laid up in bed for two whole days taking the pain killers which I HATE taking but did what my doctor said (which I also hate doing) and
planned out the focus dedicated to GetMyBodyBack Health & Fitness Studio and its members.
My goal is to work on a thriving community of people who enjoy getting together to exercise and really become passionate about learning
new skills, reaching out of there comfort zone and challenging themselves like never before in a range of new events.
Of course the website will be updated with lots of new resources and information but I won’t make that the focus anymore. I’m not doing that to support the studio I’m doing
that to support my members.
All of this from bursting a disc in my back.
I still can’t believe that I’m not allowed to run in the FUN RUN this weekend but I guess the good thing about that is – every year that Fun
Run comes around it will remind me to refocus my focus and make sure I am paying attention to where my attention is.
So you can expect quite a few changes over spring – LOTS more core work for one– because of course I will be taking my pain out on you.
AND the spooky thing is my back is feeling incredibly better despite what the doctor said – haha – get one back for us mindset people.
Until next time