In July last year, my fitness level dropped to nothing. I started to get a lot of pain in my right wrist (more than usual) and wasn't able to do much. In my post August 6, 2009 I was completely lost. Not able to pole, lift weights or do anything that involved weight on my wrists. I stopped poling until September 2009 and then started up again. I had to be very careful to take care of wrist. Ice, heat and ice after each class. Other than pole once a week half-assed, I wasn't doing any other type of exercise. Up until April 2010 I was doing one pole class a week.
April I started doing my prolotherapy treatments and since then, I have increased my pole classes. I do my own class once a week, and teach two - three. Every once in a while we'll have a pole session in the park and that will be for myself to work on things. Since doing prolotherapy, I have been cleared to start going back to the gym.
I'm happy and apprehensive about going back to the gym. I do not want to hurt myself again and that has had a huge impact on me not going back sooner. I'm scared. I don't want to jeopardize my wrists and my pole life with an injury. I went to my trainer yesterday and she was so happy to see me. She knows my issues and has developed a program that will work around that and supplement my pole workouts.
I told her my goals:
- Work on legs, abs and butt. These are my weak areas since pole is more an upper body workout for me with the moves I'm doing now.
- Start slow. With all my anxiety and stress, I need something slow to start off with. I want to do 2 days a week and ease back into fitness. I feel ready to do something about my stress. Exercise is one thing I know I can do to help.
- I have a boudoir photo shoot in January and I would like to have very little photoshop done to my pictures.
I figure doing 2 days at the gym, 2 nights of pole and stretching whenever I can, I should be whipped into shape. My body takes well to exercise as long as I keep doing it. Watching what I eat will come with time. Having Frenchie home will really help with eating healthy lunch and supper. We absolutely love cooking together!