Down for the count, but not out.

I had a bit of a monkey wrench thrown into my exercise routine this week. The past thursday night I experienced a strain in one of my groin muscles that I suspect I got from the yoga class the day before. I probably overstretched it doing a pose. To make things worse, I spent much of friday at work on my feet, walking around when I should have been resting, aggravating it more. Plus after work I had to travel to my mom’s house. By the time I got there I was in a bit of pain. I’m not one who usually gets sick or comes down with any kind of disability so my leg being stiff from the groin muscle being strained made me feel like a complete invalid. My plans to do my yoga DVDs over the weekend were derailed.

You know that saying, you don’t know what you got ’til it’s gone? I had no idea how important those little groin muscles are until this weekend. The simplest moves like turning over in bed, turning around, stepping down steps and standing gave me pain. Even getting in & out of the car was an exercise of mind over matter. It seemed like every move I made, I felt the muscle tighten. Believe me, I will be focusing on strengthening those adductor muscles when I get back into the gym.

It’s now 3 days later and I can say things have improved significantly since friday. Though I can still feel the groin muscle is still slightly strained, depending on how I move, I can walk around with less difficulty and don’t feel as much of that bad stiffness that had me pretty much confined to the couch last week. This week starts my early shifts at work, which means I have time to go to the employee gym afterwards. Spending the weekend at my mom means most meals were take out, so between that and not being able to exercise I’m praying I didn’t gain too much weight back.

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. pyaspirite
    Feb 21, 2011 @ 15:20:33

    Sorry to hear about your accident. Feel better.

    Reply

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