Turns out registering your car, getting a new license and getting results from an MRI are all emotional things. I needed a personal day yesterday, so I took a step back from my blog. I’m happy to report I felt better this morning when I woke up; well mentally happy.
I didn’t expect registering my car to get me all teary-eyed by it did. It was the final piece of the puzzle to this whole move. When I got my new plates I was half excited and half sad. I’m still SO glad I made the decision to move to Texas, but I was said not to be close to family and friends on the East Coast.
Between getting my car registered and getting my license I got my MRI results. The bad news is I have to go to physical therapy due to two herniated discs, but the good news is I’m fixable 🙂
As if the day wasn’t already hard enough when I went to get my license the man wouldn’t let me keep my MD license. He insisted that he had to collect it. I think he was lying, but I wasn’t in the mood to argue. I’m very sad not to have a MD license anymore, but even more sad I didn’t get to keep it for memories. MEAN MAN AT THE DMV! 😛
As tough as yesterday was I am extremely grateful for my family and the women in my challenge group. My family was there to lift me up and assure me that everything was going to be fine. My mom has had herniated discs before and she assures me that with a little PT I will be ok. My uncle also called and provided dozens of laughs. He too has had herniated discs and he told me that 1) I should learn to walk on all fours and 2) CA is a great place for PT (it’s where he and my aunt live).
On top of having a great family, I have a group of incredible women in my life. These women are there to encourage me to stay fit and eat healthy. They are my healthy lifestyle support team. Yesterday when I shared the news they provided me amazing advice, love, prayer and support. I’m so grateful for these women each and every day.
Enough of the sad stuff. I am happy to report that I finished Asylum 1 on Wednesday, and did the fit test yesterday. I know it will sound funny, but my back feels better when I’m moving or standing. A few moves I have had to adjust, but I still get a great workout. I felt great after my last day of Asylum 1, speed and agility.
Nothing like a great sweat! Here are my results from the fit test
I’m happy to see my improvement over the last 30-days. I’m not making excuses, but doing in and out progressive abs was painful on my back. I look forward to doing this workout again, along with Asylum 2 when I am better!
While I won’t be able to do any major cardio for a little I plan on doing some upper body workouts. Perfect excuse to tone my arms 🙂
I’m off to finish some work before enjoying a wonderful weekend with friends to celebrate one of their weddings.
Question: Have you every hurt your back before? If so, what did you do?