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Sometimes you just have to do it!

 

They say “no pain, no gain” but I am certain they aren’t talking about real pain.

Somehow, I hurt my knee. Not sure when or where I know just that it’s been killing me! I don’t think anything is actually damaged (no torn meniscus, dislocated knee cap..you know, nothing serious), so I’ve been working through it.  
All day on the job site I’ve been climbing up and down steps and ladders. By the end of the day, I’m done. I don’t want to do anything. However, Tuesday is my workout day, so off to the gym, I go. Angie greets me in her  🎶🎵 (best singing voice. Haha!) “Get on your bike and ride!”  I was extremely hesitant because of the pain in my knee, but shortly after I began pedaling, it worked out just fine.

In fact, it really felt much better after 10 minutes of riding. While  I’m not a doctor, nor do I have any knowledge of how any of the inner workings of muscles and bones, I do know when I have back pain, the best thing for me is to get moving. Somehow the movement lubricates the joints and the muscles and pretty soon, everything starts feeling better.  I have continued to work on my standard day, and now by the end of the day, I feel fine. Not to say that I am not exhausted, and soccer, softball coaching and visiting potential clients, (not to mention heading to the gym), aren’t as inviting as my recliner in front of the tube. But I know by now that developing good habits take more time than falling back into the bad ones. Sometimes you just have to bite the bullet and do it.

I know to be in pain sucks; it really influences your overall life and even your mental outlook. But I am learning through experience that sometimes you just need to work it out. – Eric S.

 

You must listen to your body!! If there is pain that prevents you from the daily activity then it’s time to visit your Doc

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