I had a very busy morning today. Got up nice and early today even though I had a day off work to have time to go to the gym before my appointment at eleven. Super energised today again and powered through my workout. The core was my focus today and I am definitely feeling stronger. I think I can turn it up a notch next time to try and push myself further. It is difficult finding the motivation to constantly push yourself to be better especially when you are training on your own. You only have yourself to tell yourself to keep going, which is not the easiest at times. That’s why I think exercise is so good for you for more than the physical exercise but also to build your determination, to push yourself beyond your comfort zone and build your confidence when you achieve something you never thought you could achieve before.
Now to my appointment. I have never been to an osteopath before so had no idea what to expect. I went to a clinic close by called Cram Osteopathy on Barrington Drive. I realised when I got there that I was a bit nervous! They were all incredibly friendly there and the osteopath I had was fantastic. His name was Michael and walked me through and showed me what is causing my pain and tension in my shoulders. He even took a photo of my back and filmed me doing arm movements so I could see what he was seeing. You can clearly see in the photo above that my neck bones (I do not remember the technical term unfortunately) have started to twist almost. It looks quite scary.
Once he had established what was wrong with me he started to treat me by cracking my neck and back. It sounded a bit scary but I could feel that my body was responding well to the treatment. He said that I probably will always have more or less issues with my tense shoulders and neck but we will be treating it to get rid of my pain as much as possible. I left feeling incredibly hopeful and happy about the appointment and I will be going back next week. I am really hoping this will be turning point for me so I can finally be able to live without this constant tension and pain. It is affecting me not only physically but mentally having these issues that also are giving me tension headaches. It has taken me this long to finally get my act together but now I am finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. I am really looking forward to being able to use my arms and shoulders again at the gym as usual because I feel so limited right now and that is not how it should be.
Jamie and I are soon meeting Jamie’s dad for lunch at Papercup. I am so excited, you all know by now how much I love that place!
Have a fantastic day and I will be checking in with you all later x