Day 26: Injured and Hating It!

Day 26: Yoga X (completed 1/4 and moved to Stretch X)

As I mentioned yesterday, I am having a problem with my right shoulder. Specifically, I cannot raise my arm above my shoulder without having a sharp pain. I am starting to think that this is the result of pushing too hard during Kenpo X. I began Yoga X and quickly realized that it way WAY too much for my arm today. I popped out the DVD and went into Stretch X with modified moves. Luckily, I am in the rest week so I am not missing out on resistance and abs. It still really sucks to get off the schedule, but I don’t want to hurt myself further and have to stop all together. I know that I need to let it heal.

For my diet, I decreased the caloric intake for the day and ate mostly protein to compensate for my lack in activity. Tomorrow I will try Yoga X again. The plan is to finish rest week with Core Syngergistics on Sunday because I did Stretch X today. I won’t miss any exercises, but this week will not be in the exact order specified in the program. I should be back on track by Monday.

Tonight I am going to ice and heat my shoulder and prey for the pain to go away. I really hate this, but I am listening to my body.

Tip of the Day: Know your limits. If you are injured, don’t push too hard or you could seriously hurt yourself. It is better to switch to a less-demanding exercise for the day and let your injury heal. Get back on track ASAP.


2 responses to “Day 26: Injured and Hating It!

  1. You know what, maybe you should see a doctor. I don’t want my work out buddy to be in pain. 😦 You’re still doing your best and that’s impressive. But if traditional methods don’t work, seek medical advice. Yoga may be too hard on your shoulder. If I were you, I wouldn’t risk it. Take advantage of being in the rest week. We don’t want it to get worse than it already is. Take care 😉

    • Thanks Sena,

      My arm is feeling a little better, but not 100%. The good news is that I can raise it above shoulder height without as much pain. The bad news is that it still hurts a little to do that. I might keep going on Stretch X today and tomorrow. If it keeps healing the way it has been, the pain will hopefully be gone by Monday. I think this injury is one that just needs time. I am really disappointed, but it is not the end of the world. I plan to keep doing P90X beyond the 90 days. This is just a lesson that things happen and you need to do your best and not give up.

      I plan to make up any workout I miss and keep going as soon as I am physically able.

      Thanks for the support!

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