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Take it easy! Otherwise you won't be able to perform I'm glad your recovery is going well
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Finished my first strength training circuit since before surgery. Made an appointment with a trainer, so my seat settings and form were checked and adjusted as necessary. Added bonus- it was my favorite trainer on duty today. I had to drop the weight on everything, some by a lot (okay, in all fairness my lat pull down was around 200 pounds before I was injured, so a huge weight drop brought me to around 140). I know I need to take it slow and be careful, but I'm seriously chomping at the bit here. Especially since I have the cabaret performance next month with at least one TBD skimpy costume (Cellblock Tango from Chicago).
Originally Posted by Corrina777
Good job!! I do agree with Perri. Take it easy and don't get carried away. It is so easy to push too hard.



One of my co workers is really on my last nerve.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

It's really hard for me to take it easy, but I'm doing a much better job of it than I thought I would. It's just completely foreign to me to stop when I start to feel discomfort. I have always been the poster child for no pain, no gain. Before I tested for my black belt I used to train for 3-4 hours/day, 3-4 days/week. Now I can't do forms/stretching for more than about an hour. When I did weights in the past, it wasn't a good workout unless I had to hold the handrail going down the steps to the parking lot for fear that my legs would give out. Today my legs were screaming for more whole my back said enough. For my first two summers in martial arts, I was able to do summer camp, which was a one week boot camp, M-F, 8am-4pm. The second year I had such bad shin splints that I could barely walk by Friday, but Friday is a timed one mile run, followed by two timed 40 yard dashes. I ran for the full mile (and beat my time from the previous year by almost 1 minute), and did one 40 yard dash before I collapsed in tears from the shin splints. My instructor was so proud of me for pushing my limits and the other campers ended up choosing me for the Warrior Award, which is for best overall attitude, effort, drive, etc.

So even though my activity level has increased significantly since before the surgery, I'm still well below my normal, and it's frustrating, but I do know it's necessary. On the plus side, I started physical therapy this week and the therapist was extremely impressed with my strength, flexibility and range of motion and said she really wasn't going to need to do much work with me.

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I don't know, Corrina. Are you sure it's healthy to push yourself so extraordinarily hard?

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And I didn't even mention how I only missed one class when I broke my toe. I broke it right after I was promoted to orange belt, and it was in the middle of a double class (90 minutes total). I was still really new (they let me test after only 1 month instead of the normal 3), so I was too scared to tell the instructor that I was pretty sure I broke my toe, even though I knew it was broken the moment it happened (it was my little toe and I can't even say that I broke it in a cool way like trying to break a board). Got the diagnosis confirmed the next day after work and one of my instructors saw me coming out of CVS and asked why I wasn't in class. When I said I broke my toe he said to come back the next day and they'd work around it. So I did.

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I don't know, Corrina. Are you sure it's healthy to push yourself so extraordinarily hard?
Originally Posted by claudine191
That's just it- for me I feel like I'm hardly doing anything. And mentally I really needed to get back some of my activity, even in a limited capacity (and I'm lucky that my instructor is watching very carefully to make sure I take it easy). The past year has been awful- had to go back on antidepressants for the first time since I started martial arts in June, 2010, and I strongly suspect that being sidelined due to pain had a lot to do with it. This weekend will just be walking. And light housework because my apartment is an unholy disaster.

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^ When I get into working out, I am the same way. I do not get to exercise regularly anymore. It's impossible with my shifts, but when I do, it's for hours. I don't feel like I have done anything if it is less. I tend to push myself to the limit and then some.

Right now it is incredibly important for you to pace yourself, so you can get back to your normal routine. The last thing you want to do is push too hard and cause more damage. That will just prolong it.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

Ohhhhh noooooo. I just realized I won't be able to set the wake up timer on my tv and watch videos when I get up in the morning. That is my thing, and part of my set routine. It sets the mood for my day. I'll throw on some music, minus the visuals.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

I can't even think about not being able to watch True Blood on Sunday. That is a giant EFFING

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When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

I just watched the last 1/2 hour (fell asleep last night watching it) of Hunger Games, lawrd was it ever awful. I cannot fathom what the hype was about.
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I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick. I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.
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^ The first movie? I was pretty meh about it and the Cloverfield camera work, but the 2nd movie was better than the first, imo.

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I was just watching Kids React: Game Boy edition.

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Hahaha! This video has almost 6000 dislikes and people were talking about punching kids in the comments and calling them spoiled brats because they are talking about 1990s (basically,late in 89) technology being, "VERY OLD". You get what you give, pups.

http://youtu.be/0pCp8g-VjOs

Idk who the idiot is saying Game Boy is from 83. These were hand held games from the 80's.

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Most held one game. Magic Merlin had a few different options. Tic Tac Toe, Simon Says, etc... Spoiled brats!
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

I still have my Merlin, and he is still quite magical

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I could play games and pretend it was a phone. 1980!!
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

I don't know, Corrina. Are you sure it's healthy to push yourself so extraordinarily hard?
Originally Posted by claudine191
That's just it- for me I feel like I'm hardly doing anything. And mentally I really needed to get back some of my activity, even in a limited capacity (and I'm lucky that my instructor is watching very carefully to make sure I take it easy). The past year has been awful- had to go back on antidepressants for the first time since I started martial arts in June, 2010, and I strongly suspect that being sidelined due to pain had a lot to do with it. This weekend will just be walking. And light housework because my apartment is an unholy disaster.
Originally Posted by Corrina777
I don't know. I feel some concern about what you describe as normal for you.

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I don't know, Corrina. Are you sure it's healthy to push yourself so extraordinarily hard?
Originally Posted by claudine191
That's just it- for me I feel like I'm hardly doing anything. And mentally I really needed to get back some of my activity, even in a limited capacity (and I'm lucky that my instructor is watching very carefully to make sure I take it easy). The past year has been awful- had to go back on antidepressants for the first time since I started martial arts in June, 2010, and I strongly suspect that being sidelined due to pain had a lot to do with it. This weekend will just be walking. And light housework because my apartment is an unholy disaster.
Originally Posted by Corrina777
I don't know. I feel some concern about what you describe as normal for you.
Originally Posted by claudine191
I totally understand. My normal borders on obsessive. It's my personality. If it's not exercise, I turn to food or shopping instead (usually both, since I will eat myself up one or two clothing sizes). I figure it's my safest option.

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Oh, now I understand. I get like that. There are foods I can't buy or keep in the house because I will eat all of it in one sitting. I've made myself sick for several days at a time as a result of one or two episodes involving brownies.

I don't know if this is of interest to you, but it really helped my compulsive tendencies to have dogs around (lots of walking required) and also meditate. Honestly, I'm pretty antsy for a meditator (IOW, I stink at it), but just trying to contain myself for five minutes sort of helps me keep from burning out.

Please be careful with your body right now. We all want you to get well.

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Sometimes I read your posts, Ninja, and wonder if we aren't the same person. I have a list of foods I don't bring into my house for the the same reason.

Eta are the same person or aren't the same person?
I keep arguing back and forth in my head
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The powers that be have apparently decided that it's past time for me to thin my wardrobe. The clothing bar in my closest collapsed on one side, taking a shelf with it. So it looks like tonight's project will be re-arranging dresser and closet space.
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I seriously own way too much clothing and need to accept that there's no point in keeping anything that doesn't fit. I logically know that the day I'm in a size 10 (or even 12) again I'm not going to want to wear stuff I've held onto for years- I'm going to want new stuff. Therefore size 10 or 12 clothing has no place in my closet.

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Not directed at anyone here right now, but By God people make me sick sometimes.

PerriP., I'd be delighted to be your emotional twin. From what I can tell, you're a fantastic person.

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Oh, now I understand. I get like that. There are foods I can't buy or keep in the house because I will eat all of it in one sitting. I've made myself sick for several days at a time as a result of one or two episodes involving brownies.

I don't know if this is of interest to you, but it really helped my compulsive tendencies to have dogs around (lots of walking required) and also meditate. Honestly, I'm pretty antsy for a meditator (IOW, I stink at it), but just trying to contain myself for five minutes sort of helps me keep from burning out.

Please be careful with your body right now. We all want you to get well.
Originally Posted by claudine191
Really and truly, after walking longer than I planned today (got caught up in the movie playing in the cardio theater), I planned to take it easy tonight. Then I had to deal with my closet. Still nowhere near done, but got through enough that I could contain the rest and start again tomorrow. But my back is not happy with me right now. It will definitely be a 2 flexeril night.

I also cannot keep certain foods in the house. I lucked out when I decided to go vegan because that eliminated most chocolate and all cheese (my absolute worst trigger food). But then I found that even some of my healthy recipes are too dangerous to leave sitting here. These days ratatouille and quinoa seem to get scarfed down with embarrassing speed.

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