So I have started this fitness journey if you have been following my blog and pushing myself really hard. Too hard it seems. I have a great group of people taking care of me including George Demirakos my physiotherapist. I have been seeing him for a year now for various pings, aches and pains and twitches....sounds like an ex-husband..Anyway I digress. George has always told me that the big muscles and all the stuff you see on the outside is easy to train and strengthen. It's the intsy bitsy (that's real journalism there) muscles that are the hardest and take the longest to train. He says if you have back pain more than likely you are weak. Ughhh.
The whole point to having a pain free back is a stable back. Core training. And that does not mean doing boring old sit ups. Lie face down on the floor...now lift yourself up so you elbows and wrists are still on the floor, knees are off the floor and body is straight. Ladies and Gentleman..welcome to the Plank. My first attempt I could hold that pose for ten seconds before my abs almost imploded. Now I can hold it for a minute. Not bad. Room for improvement. George will be a guest blogger on my new website that is launching very soon and will offer great tips to stay injury free. He is a new Dad and sleep deprived, yet somehow seems to stay so positive with me.
Sam the Fitness Whisperer is also keeping a close watch on me. The wonderful thing about this training team they know if you are injured or weak they are not going to overwork you. They will know your limits..I however do not know my limits...you would know this if you saw my credit card statement.
OK, off to get some ice and Advil and possibly a martini just to ease the pain a bit...you won't tell will you????
See you soon.
|George heats my back while I wait for my martini|
|Core training in THT's Gym|
|Tessa works my lower back while I am dreaming of chocolate|