I wanted to give you two quick updates!
So, as you know, my wrist has been hurting for about 2 weeks. On Wednesday, I had a massage. I told JS that I did something & it hurts to move it. She spent some time giving a “therapeutic massage” (painful) to my arm. She said it was very tight & the extensor muscles in my forearm were freaked out. “Just keep moving it. If you keep it still, it’ll hurt more.”
Well, fuck. I’ve been keeping it still. Ugh.
So it did feel a lot better (75%?) but still a little sore. Then early yesterday morning, I woke up to 3 loud pops in my arm. Holy shit. That hurt. But funnily enough, my wrist felt better. I guess everything popped back in place?
I’m still slightly sore but I’m sure that’ll relax with time. I’m probably at 90% so I’m gonna make my peace with it for now & hope for the best. It still kinda pops so I’m sure it’s not quite in place yet.
I bought wrist straps to use at the gym. I tried them out this morning. It’s a little awkward for me because I’ve never used them before. But it was a lot easier to grip the bar & I felt like I had good control.
I met up with Dr. G. She’s so cool. 🙂 I was telling her how I’ve been struggling with self-discipline regarding my physical health. She made a great suggestion. She knows I’m all-or-nothing & how I set myself up for failure. She told me to give myself little mini rewards. Whether if that’s daily or weekly or whatever I want, I need that incentive to keep me going.
All day long, I did what she told me to do – take a few minutes to think things through before you make a decision. Yes, it may taste amazing but if you know it’s gonna fuck with you, don’t do it. It’s not worth it.
I rewarded myself last night with 2 cuppas of my favorite tea. And you know what? It felt great. No guilt or regret. I didn’t feel like I was depriving myself of anything. I stayed on task all day & met my goal. I’m really proud of myself. I’m gonna keep this going. 🙂
She spent the last few moments of the session reassuring me that I deserve success. She didn’t have to do that but I’m glad she did. 🙂