Wednesday, July 18, 2012's Important!

It's been a while since I've been here.  I actually had a co-worker come up to me this week and inquire as to why I haven't blogged in a long time.  Life has just been busy...I've been on holidays and to tell the truth, I haven't MADE time to blog.  But I'm back now, so it's all good!

I love Yoga.  Unfortunately, I haven't been to a yoga class in a long time.  For some reason, I have put it on the back burner and it's pretty much nonexistent in my life right now.  I used to go every Sunday.  Now, if I am lucky, I go once every couple of months or so.  I think it has to do with the fact that I was looking for a new studio.  I found one in Lake Bonavista just over a month ago - and I've been once.  When I was going every Sunday, I felt great and my joints felt awesome.  I guess I thought that slacking off in the yoga department would be okay...and I was wrong. 

Ben came to town last week and we worked out.  We started off doing some Good Mornings on the squat the time I was finished my second set, my hamstrings were in spasm.  I tried to just shrug it off and shake it out and thought really nothing of it.  Then he put me on the glute/ham machine - and proceeded to do three sets on that.  He put me through a full leg workout, complete with a few sets of deadlifts and by the end of it, I felt not too bad...even the next day, my legs and knees felt great - I was doing stairs like a normal person and walking normally.  Then the second day came...and I could hardly walk.  My knees were in agony and I was almost in tears.  My hamstrings felt like big rocks on the back of my legs.  I couldn't understand why there was so much pain.  I stayed away from my legs during my Saturday morning workout and just concentrated on my upper body.  While I was doing my cool down and stretch, I worked a bit on my hamstrings...that's when I realized what I had done.  I had worked my hamstrings so much and due to the lack of my yoga classes, it opened me up to some obvious injury.  They were in spasm and I had a hard time just doing the simplest of stretches. to the doctor on Monday I went.  He examined me and determined that I had bruised my right hamstring - didn't do too bad of damage, but stressed to me that I really should be doing more yoga and stretching.  I couldn't agree with him more.  I know what I need to do and I will do it...starting this Sunday morning, I'm going to go back to doing my yoga once a week.  That should heal things up and help me out.

Speaking of doctors...I fired my doctor this week and started seeing my new one.  I was getting fed up with the lack of care and total disregard for my health.  I would wait upwards of 2-3 hours - and that's with an appointment.  I think the breaking point for me was the fact that he spend a total of TEN minutes with me for a physical.  A physical!!  WTF!?!  Anyway - I was very happy to meet my new doctor and get the show on the road.  He seems genuinely interested in helping me work towards my goals and he was super interested when I talked to him about my lap-band and my weight loss efforts so far.  He's young (32 in fact) and very with the times.  I was very lucky to find this new doctor and the fact that he took me on knowing I was unhappy with my current doctor was great.  He also stressed to me how important yoga is to do on a weekly basis as least - especially with someone like me that works out as much as I do.

So there we is good!  Just can't forget my yoga classes anymore.  It's so vital and so important!!