I know I’m a little late with this post, but I was waiting on some test results before I posted.
It’s been a month of ups and downs. I’ve had some set backs with my health which kept me from the gym more often than I would have liked, but I kinda knew it’s how things would play out.
I have a really bad shoulder. Last time I saw a specialist I was told it was a combination of arthritis, a frozen shoulder and a nasty case of bursitis. Sounds fun right?
It’s REALLY painful. Although I’ve gotten a lot of my range of motion back, I still don’t have full use of my left arm. The slightest lean on it and the pain is terrible. I’ve had some back flare-ups as well, but they come and go (keeping me from working out a day or two), but the shoulder pain is consistent.
My personal trainer (with the help of my physical therapist) has been trying really hard to get the shoulder stronger, but over the last two months it’s gotten a lot worse and I think I need another scan to see what’s happening. I have requested a specialist and am waiting on an appointment. The National Heath Care here in the UK isn’t the fastest process so while I wait (and it could be months), I have called a halt to any shoulder workouts.
So, with the gym time being pretty inconsistent due to my illness, the weight loss is slow. In fact, since my last post. I have had no weight loss. That said, I have lost 3 inches so my body is changing for the better.
Thyroid problems run in my family so I was sure it was part of the reason it’s been so hard to take the weight off, but I had a blood test and the results are in – my thyroid function is normal.
I’ll be honest, I was a little disappointed. I was hoping it was something that could explain the halt in weight loss.
Don’t get me wrong – I never thought is was going to happen fast and I’m not giving up. I’m just working as hard as I can – when I can.
My trainer is really afraid of hurting me. I don’t blame him one bit, but if I’m going to get anywhere, he needs to take off the kid gloves. He’s been away for the last two weeks and since he’s been gone, I have been working hard and at the gym five days a week (instead of taking the rest days my trainer insists I take). I’m feeling ok. I’m not broken. So when he get’s back, I’m going to have to tell him to try not to worry so much.
I’m sticking to my diet which isn’t easy as I’m back to blogging full time again, but I’m determined and although it’s not all good news, I’m feeling really positive.
I’ll update you again next month.