I didn't break anything, but putting weight on my legs wasn't happening. I cut up my knee, bruised my shin, skinned my elbow and shoulder and now I'm down for the count. I'm frustrated, annoyed and altogether grumpy.
I had to cancel all of my classes and tell my trainer I wouldn't be able to start the boot camp class for another two weeks. What a major set back. Her words to me, "EAT WELL." I hung up the phone and took her message to heart. As I lay here, allowing my body to heal, I can only consume calories and can't really burn any. I cannot build any muscle. I can just sit here and feel sorry for myself. In the past this would have been my 'get out of jail free card' and I would turn to my good ol' friend...Kraft Macaroni and cheese, of course!
Thanks to my fabulous trainer, I got the message loud and clear. Here's an excellent opportunity for me to practice what I've been preaching. Carb overloading will not accomplish anything. So I eat sparingly and make sure I'm getting protein, along with fruits and veggies.
I'm also taking the time to appreciate my health and realizing it's not a given. Accidents can, and do, happen. I'm investing in a bike helmet and trying to convince myself that I'll be as good as new in no time. Here's to your health!
|My right knee, with a healing balm|
|My injured left shoulder|