"Time heals all wounds" - Some Wise Person
Here I lie (because I cannot sit!) or over there at my desk I stand (because I absolutely CANNOT SIT!) yep I'm house ridden or rest ridden I should say. Because simply, I dropped the ball.
If you think that all athlete's, INSTA Famous Fitspo Inspirational Icons, Personal Trainers, health professionals and anyone who boast to know the secrets of the fitness world, don't injure themselves YOUR DEAD WRONG!
In fact as I lie here I realise that the one thing that makes me good at what I do is knowing just how SHIT it is to have an injury and be unable to do the things I enjoy!
MY SITCH - last week I had a sore lower back, my Minor Lumbar Scoliosis can play up sometimes and I need to watch how I move. So I went into my Chiro/Sport Specialist had a good rub down by the Remedial girls and was told to rest up for a few days. That my Hip Flexor's are too tight (MY BAD! NOT ENOUGH STRETCHING!) so stretch them and I need to ice my back regularly.
I went surfing the next day....IDIOT!
3 Surfs, 1 Rock Climbing session and 7 days later, I CAN'T MOVE!
I messed up, I didn't listen and I didn't rest! So, I now have inflamed discs and have been strictly advised to self massage, stand up or lie down, ice ice baby and avoid bending forward or any rotational movement for the next week! And it finally HOT outside!
My message to you:
It is not our lack of injuries that make us better at taking care of our bodies, but the LESSONS WE LEARN from dealing with and overcoming our poor health & limitations. Next time you're injured, feeling physically uncomfortable or thinking about "PUSHING THROUGH" think better of it. You'll thank yourself in the long run! Recovery takes time, so read a book or something ;)