Hey everyone! You may have noticed I’ve been a little absent. Unfortunately, I have an excuse.
Two weeks ago, tomorrow, I threw my back out (sprained it, what-have-you), while bending over to pick something up. It was not pretty. 6 days of bedrest, an unhelpful doctor, a new doctor and a dozen or so muscle relaxers later (not at the same time, people!), and I’m on the mend. I was told by my (helpful) doctor to rest my back as much as possible until I’m back to normal. I don’t know how to “rest” my back without resting the rest of me. So, as you can probably gather, I wasn’t working, and well, wasn’t working out.
I have to say, I never thought I’d be one of those people that misses working out. But I truly missed heading to my, now routine, FlyBarre classes and spin classes. I know if I hadn’t been working out on a regular basis, my situation could have been a lot worse. I had started to strengthen my core muscles which was a huge help, and I know that further strengthening them will help me avoid any future injury.
My first foray back into the FlyWheel arena was the FlyBarre Challenge ride with Danielle. It was just what I needed. Great music, lots of sweat and tons of inspiration from Danielle (if you’ve never taken her class, do so, she’s tons of fun). It felt really good to get back to what I’d been working so hard on, prior to being hit with the un-lucky stick for the past six weeks. I needed to push my body, and get it moving again. This week, I hope to squeeze in at least one FlyBarre class, but I’m not sure it’s going to happen. I’ve been swamped at work (missing a week will do that!), and I’m leaving for a long weekend a Penn State early Thursday morning (Go Nittany Lions!).
I’m frustrated and disappointed that the Challenge isn’t going the way I had originally planned. I had anticipated being able to work out a lot and see tons of change. I know life is full of speed bumps, sharp turns and dead ends. It’s what you do when you come to one, that makes the difference whether you get to your destination. Or not. I’ve decided that what I’ve encountered recently isn’t a dead end. It’s a wake up call to really take care of myself (inside and out). I plan on keeping the Challenge going (beyond November 7th), because I know I won’t be where I want to in 2 weeks. But I’m not giving up. I’m truly thankful for the support my family, friends, and everyone at FlyWheel has given me. It’s made all the difference.