Where have I been?

It has been a while since my last post and I was busy to say the least.  I suffered two injuries (the hip and lower back) with in a month due to over use of my muscles. The doctor told me I had Ilioinguinal strain and Iliofemoral sprain and I had to take time off from teaching. I took a week off like he said but once I came back my body still wasn’t 100% and ended up with Sacroiliitis.  Fortunately the family and I had a cruise planned so I was able to really relax and give my body some more time to take it easy.


My son Gavin on running track of the cruise ship.

I’ve been back teaching my classes now for about two months but I did cut back just a bit. I had to drop a couple of classes that were really taking a toll on my body. I am now teaching eight classes a week which is on the lower end for me. After this experience of injury I really had to reevaluate how I teach as well. My strength classes are more and more geared towards teaching and coaching and not doing it all myself. Don’t get me wrong I always knew to do this and would when I had members come who needed modifications and more guidance but I would still work hard when it was a class of only high intense members who need that push because we all had fun pushing each other. I am that personality who loves a fitness challenge. Boy has my mentality changed.

I need to be able to stay in the game for years to come and not get injured. As a fitness instructor my health and wellness is a priority to be able to conduct my work. This job already naturally takes a toll on the body so I have decided to make sure to take precautions to slow that process down. My workouts at home are no longer super intense and I don’t push myself to try to obtain a goal that I saw on instagram or pinterest. You know what I’m talking about, all the yoga challenges that make me think…. “ohhh I can do that” when in actuality that’s probably the main reason why I got injured in the first place.

That was one of the last yoga poses that I did before I felt my hip “go out”. I probably should just stick to simple yoga from now on, and I’m ok with that.

I have been up to so much more but that is not ready to reveal yet so I am going to just keep this at a to be continued……



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