As many of you know, I’m all about physical fitness and wellness. I’ve always engaged in cardio and weight training four to five times per week. My outdoor activities include walking, trail bike riding and recently I started playing tennis again.
Imagine how I felt when one day while playing tennis I managed to SMACK the ball so hard that I felt a vibration shoot straight up my right arm. Three doctors and three x rays later, it was determined that I had Lateral Epicondylitis or Tennis Elbow and was told to STOP playing tennis, weight training and rowing for the time being. So, there it was, my tennis career had diminished as soon as it started and now I also had to STOP weight training and rowing too? You must be kidding! What had I done to myself?? This was not good news! I didn’t want to turn into a pile of mush, BUT everything I did that involved lifting, squeezing, using the computer, pulling, or opening a jar HURT! I had to do what I was told and STOP, at least for a little while. I felt like an old lady!
Since I couldn’t do weight training, I decided to UP MY CARDIO to an HOUR a day, EVERYDAY! I became best friends with the Spinning Bike, Elliptical Trainer, and Treadmill and I even walked the dogs uphill whenever I could. Becoming a couch potato was NOT AN OPTION.
In keeping to the same healthy eating regimen and upping my cardio, one unexpected result happened. My butt got more toned and SHRUNK!! What an unexpected BLESSING IN DISGUISE!
I normally don’t have a weight problem, but If someone FORCED me to choose a problem area, it would have to be my tush.
After a little physical therapy and resting my computer arm in Hawaii and California, I am starting to weight train and row again and the arm is SLOWLY but surely getting better. Some days are better than others. Replacing my mouse with an Expert Mouse Trackball for the computer has helped a bit. I’m still engaging in an hour of cardio 6 -7 days a week and I’m truly happy with a little less junk in the trunk.
Just remember if you have a temporary disability, don’t let it get you down. Be creative! There might be an alternate workout that you can do until your issue is resolved. Think about it!
Now…get off the COUCH and GET MOVING!!
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