If the older me could go back and talk with the younger me, I would tell myself to take better care of myself; mind, body and spirit. Self care has become of utmost importance to me now. I may be going on 52 years old, but I’m doing what I can, that’s within my control.
I strongly suggest being your own advocate to ensure you have doctors that are listening to you as well. You know your body better than anyone. So many things went unnoticed because I put too much trust in what my previous doctors would tell me when I knew something was not right. You have a right to request your medical records and the things that I would come across.
Due to my shoulder injury, there were some exercises I couldn’t do. It was a bit frustrating but I’m thankful that the owner/trainer, gave me alternatives. I got some cardio in, strength training and core exercises done. Didn’t burn as many calories as I normally do but that’s okay. Something is better than nothing. I have my appointment set with sports medicine.
In the meantime, I’ll do the recommended exercises, continue going to the gym, rest and ice my shoulder. I need to stay on track with my weight management/getting healthy journey and exercising is part of that. As much as I’m cussing in my head when I’m at the gym, I end up feeling pretty awesome after a good workout which also helps with my mental well-being.
Normally on days that I’m not at the gym, I love to go walking. I can get anywhere from 10,000 to 15,000 steps in but the weather here has been really sucky. Being outside, surrounded by nature also does wonders for my soul and mental health. Hopefully the weather will return to normal soon.