All the positive vibes are being pulled from the depths of my soul into this blog, because I am not all there. Whatsoever.
This morning I went to the gym pumped for a legs sesh, all the wavy groovy tingalings going on in my brain. I warmed up on the treadmill, then went to start some squats. First squat down, and I couldn’t get back up. I was stuck. My back has completely shut down on me. I have no clue how, but I managed to get to the changing rooms where I found I couldn’t sit down, walk, breathe or even cry. In my classic hypochondriac way, I thought i was nearing death to be honest. lol.
I found out I’ve probably over stretched my spine / pulled a muscle in my lower back and I’m not able to train for the next week…or more. Okaaaaaaaaaaay. The thought of doing a deadlift actually makes me feel physically sick, but the thought of not being able to work out has a more significant mental effect. Although I am all for rest days and balance, at least on a rest day you have the option of going for a walk. Or if Brad Pitt turned round to you and was like ‘Babe will you train glutes with me today’, you could be like ‘Ahhh yas ok, I’ll have my rest day tomorrow’. I don’t even have the option. Not that the option would ever realistically happen. Why did I say that? Im deluded. Too much ibruprofen…
I know things could be so much worse and I’m most definitely an overthinker / exaggerator from time to time, but I’m also someone who gets so much positivity and good feels from exercise. So, to be told I can’t do something that makes me feel good that’s very frustrating. And so, I’m going to blog about it… Not only for my blog / social media, but also because I refuse to slip into old habits around food and mentality. I want to keep as positive as I can and I NEED TO DO SOMETHING OTHER THAN LIE HERE.
So be ready for lots of content woop.
PS. Any advice would literally make my whole entire life.
Lots of love,
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