Monday, May 09, 2011

New week, new outlook

This past weekend was a busy one - no time for the usual relaxing Mother's Day with breakfast in bed, lunch with my Mum and sisters and an afternoon of doing whatever I like. Instead, I was off at the crack of dawn both days to travel to the other side of town so I could brush up my training knowledge and earn some CECs.

My two day Centrality course was excellent, and I'm bursting to put everything I've learned into practice with my clients. But the best part about it? I'm now confident that I can resolve my own injuries and reduce the recurrence of the low back pain that's plagued me for over thirty years. The principles I'll be applying are just so logical, and actually tie in perfectly with the work my osteopath has been doing over the past three months.

I've already begun, with a completely changed focus to my training this morning and a far more positive outlook. I'm happy to report that I completed multiple sets of (unweighted) squats without my ITB bothering me. I've not been able to do any kind of squats without pain for almost six months now. A few simple changes to technique made a huge difference in that exercise alone.

Being so severely limited in my training options for so long has really done a number on my head and that, combined with my reduced activity, has not been at all helpful in the weight department.

Now I have a plan to follow that I know will work, I'm excited to see what I can achieve over the next six months or so. My goals haven't really changed, they're still:

1) Reduce (and hopefully eliminate) pain and return function
2) Get back to normal training and to my usual level of strength and fitness
3) Drop the extra kilos that are making my clothes uncomfortably tight

But now that I have a plan that has a good chance of actually getting me there, I feel as though a load has been lifted.

1 comment:

Kathryn said...

Sounds like the sort of thing I need. It's so frustrating not being able to do the things you want (or doing them then suffering for it later).

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