Saturday, March 24, 2012

Setbacks Are Only Temporary

I've been sitting on the sidelines lately.  I had to go back to the doctor a few weeks ago to have my back and shoulder re-evaluated.  Late last year I sustained a work related injury and, after a couple of months of physical therapy, I thought it was getting better.  The pain was less and the therapist and doctor told me that it would continue to get better with time, unfortunately they were wrong.  The pain never went away completely but slowly started increasing again.  I returned to the doctor and he thought that I should go see a chiropractor.  The chiropractor found that I had two rotated vertebrae and a rib out of place.  He also is recommending that the doctor send me to get some pictures of my shoulder, which the doctor is reluctant to do.  While all of this was going on I was told not to do my P90X or Insanity routines.  I've been staying on track with my nutrition and so far I haven't lost any muscle mass or gained any fat.  I'm sure I've lost some of my cardio endurance, but I can get that back.

Now I told you all of that to catch you up and tell you where I'm at now.  I've just been told that I can go back to doing P90X with limited weight and no pull-ups.  I am planning on starting slow with strength routines one day a week, cardio one day and stretching and yoga at least one day, but probably more.  I hope to be in shape for the Pacific Northwest Spartan Sprint in June.  Hopefully they won't find anything serious wrong with my shoulder that requires surgery.  That would be the only thing that could keep out of the race, unless I could out it off until after the race ;-)

Setbacks are only temporary, never give up on your goals!

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