I was rolling along pretty well with my bootcamp workouts until a couple of days ago. I worked out on Monday night and felt fine afterward. Then on Tuesday, out of the blue in the middle of the work day, my hip started killing me. I was basically limping all over the office and with every step, I felt a shooting pain from my hip down my leg. Not good. At all. I knew I had to, at the very least, abandon my plans for a workout that night. The pain lasted all night, not getting any better.
I made the executive decision that I would take a few days off of the program to rest it and to make sure to avoid further damaging whatever was wrong. I decided to work from home yesterday and today (I knew it wouldn’t be a good idea to be walking back and forth to the office, plus that meant I could sit and ice it for most of the day).
Luckily, it is starting to feel better. It hasn’t hurt as much as it did on Tuesday since then. I frankly have no idea what I did to it or why it didn’t start hurting until the middle of the next day, but injuries are never fun things to deal with.
It can be pretty discouraging to deal with a setback like this, especially when I was seeing some good progress up to this week. This is now my third day off from working out and I know I’m falling a little bit behind on the Fitmixer program, but I have to keep reminding myself that this is the right/safest thing to do. I’m pretty big on momentum and consistency, so I’m just hoping this doesn’t throw me off too much!
My tentative plan is to wake up tomorrow morning before work and try out the next Fitmixer workout. If anything hurts, I’ll modify it or skip the step. If all goes well, I’ll do the next two workouts over the weekend and try to catch up on what I missed.
Have you every dealt with a workout injury?