So it is the end of the my first week on this personal challenge of mine. To re-cap my goal is to basically turn my mental wellbeing and general health/fitness around and to get my pain under control. I have put on 6.5KG since being diagnosed with brachial neuritis so its a SIMPLE mixture of fat burning/weight loss, coming off my meds and exercising regularly again. Should be really easy right?
Well week 1 was quite interesting and I learnt a lot:
1. My Training = Must take Naproxen before I train and my body can handle cycling at very low resistance. I tried to do extremely light resistance band stretches but this again was way too sore so I will avoid this for the time being.
2. My Diet = Follow Filip’s (our resident elite dietician on HU) advice and make sure I take in healthy snacks for mid morning and mid afternoon to help curve my cravings for junk food. I have also incorporated Aloe vera and fresh ginger to my morning smoothies to aid with my inflammation.
3. Professional Input = Avoid para-spinal areas with physio! Brought on a huge amount of pain for me. Will also get 1-2 weekly acupuncture as it does help ease the pain in the evenings.
4. Wellness = Continue to document my journey as this allows me to focus my energies on something far more positive at the moment
Will use these findings to construct my Week 2 set of goals and mission!