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.
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……