This week was a good week, progress-wise.
Starting Weight: 233.6
Last Weigh-in: 220.9
Current Weight: 219.3
Total Lost: 14.3 pounds
As always, my total measurements show overall change rather than the difference from week to week.
Hips: -3.25 (no change)
Arms: -1.75 (no change)
Calves: -1 (up from -1.25 last week)
Total: -19.25 inches (down two inches this week)
Remember how I said I didn’t hurt my back learning to deadlift?
Well, I kind of did. The deadlift didn’t hurt while I did it. And I had no pain the rest of the day. But Saturday morning? I could barely walk or function.
I have SI Joint dysfunction. I’ve had it for more than a decade. And usually I manage it pretty well. It’s actually gotten better since I’ve been working out. But the lifting on Friday put strain on the joint that caused serious inflammation (there was literally fluid sitting on my hip from the swelling on Saturday night).
None of my usual tricks worked. There’s a great yoga pose modification that often helps. This weekend, it made it worse. So I stretched out my piriformis muscle. Still didn’t help.
The best help for this kind of injury is to strengthen the core, which I’m definitely working on… but unfortunately that kind of solution doesn’t work overnight.
In the meantime, I’ve made an appointment with a chiropractor who specializes in Active Release Technique and prefers to work with athletes. Now, I’m not an athlete (yet), but I’m working on becoming one. And this kind of injury needs someone who understands the movements I’m working towards and already doing.