I’m recovering from an injured calf muscle. My Neuromuscular Therapist says that I have such a large amount of muscle mass in my legs that I don’t even have to do leg workouts. Now, she’s not saying I shouldn’t work my legs, but I definitely don’t need to build any more muscle in them. I recently read an article at Kobe Bryant who is recovering from a sprained ankle and will more than likely be out for the rest of his season. I went through most of December with this constant pain in my calf and I just attributed it to working out, but never thought it would continue on. I sought therapy for it in early January with no relief and my therapist and I (mostly her) finally came to the conclusion that I needed to give my body a break! My muscles needed time to heal. This was really hard for me to do. To go from weekly Bootcamp sessions, where I feel incredible when I’m done and getting to the regular gym three times a week to nothing was soooooo hard!
But, it worked and here I am, now working myself back up slowly. My calf is better and as long as I take it slow and easy I should be OK. I’m up to 2 days a week at the gym and last week I did a mini bootcamp. This coming week I’m going to add my 3rd day to the gym and next weekend I am going all out and heading back to bootcamp.
Amazingly, my weight has maintained, but I’ve also been very careful about eating because I am terrified, even though I’m going on 5 years of maintaining, that I will somehow magically gain all the weight back overnight. I know this is an unrealistic fear and it’s in my head…but it’s still there.
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