I figured it was about time for a status update on how my workout journey is going. The rehab is going well. The race is going to the tortise this time for sure … slow and steady is going to win. I have gone from having to lay face-up on the ground using 3 pound weights as a substitute for push ups, to where I am today. I can finally do a regulation “military” push-up off my toes. Yep, I’m up to a push-up with my full body weight. HOORAY! I am starting these out easy as well by only doing a few reps, and then going back to doing bent-knee push-ups.
It’s pretty clear now that I am going to take about twice as long as the program intended for me to get the results they promised, but this is such a huge victory. This is the first time that I didn’t let an injury like this become an excuse for me to quit and stop exercising entirely. This means that while re-habbing my shoulder, I’ve also been building strength in my core and my legs, which wouldn’t have happened if I gave up on exercising entirely.
How are you doing on your exercise journey? Are you encountering set-backs? How are you dealing with them? Would you like some support? Let’s get the discussion going and keep supporting each other on our quest for improved fitness and health.