Okay, I have a confession to make. I am a ‘couch potato’ preferring to sit in front of my computer screen to going outside
doing something. So when my career decision making workshop started 2 weeks ago I had to go out in public. Anyway, I noticed the walking I did when I was out and about fatigued me. When home I felt stiff and thought I might need to stretch more. Well I think the stretching may have been okay at first but yesterday when I tried working out my muscle aches it didn’t help. In fact I ended up in pain. Maybe I made my condition worse whilst trying to make it better! Today I am in pain and couldn’t sleep well last night. The pain kept me awake. When I got up I felt pretty crappy. After having 2 Advil there’s temporary relief but I feel ashamed of myself. This muscle strain would not have occurred if I got outside more often and didn’t let myself vegetate before my laptop. The worst part is I am not overweight but have a tendency to injure myself and am somewhat accident prone. Thus, the strain happening whilst out walking and me being in pain presently.
So the lesson learned here is I need to be getting outdoors more so I don’t end up being one of those ‘fat skinny’ people. I may be slim but I still require exercise to keep up my bone strength and muscle tone. Having spent 15 years with an eating disorder I can’t afford to neglect my bones by sitting on my behind all day everyday. The problem for me is feeling motivation to go out. If I don’t have a reason to go out I usually don’t feel like going out. Now I have this strained muscle in my thigh and walking is painful if I’m doing more than 5 minutes or so. What sort of exercise can I do to prevent myself from vegetating? Yoga? There are easy yoga positions that might be okay. Perhaps I can try that. Although it ruins my attempt to go out more. Winter time is lousy enough as it is without having a muscle strain thrown into the mix. Such a bummer.