Back and Triceps: A cold and sprinkle of rain here and there today. Still was able to get out and plant my sugar snap peas since I didn't get to them yesterday. Headed for the gym around noon and was very cautious doing my back exercises (so much so that I did triceps first this time and let my back get warmed up).
Tricep V-bar Pushdown: 2/25, 3/25, 4/25, 5/15 (finally! a 15 rep set).
Overhead Tricep Extension (using just a cable with the arms going behind the head and not the machine/can't let my back get that low in a machine with a back rest and expect to get up without pain): 35/25, 45/15 (triceps pumped and the back is starting to hurt. great.).
Cybex Back Row: 25/25, 37.5/25, 50/25, 75/20, 87.5/15 (this didn't hurt my back as long as I kept my lumbar curve strong with core muscles).
Cybex weight-assisted Lat Pull-Ups (tried pulldowns and the back screamed in pain, and I tried to do one-arm side pulldown on the cybex machine with both arms but that also hurt my back. this didn't, as long as I kept my lumbar curve solid and my feet flexed flat? weird on that part): 20/15, 19/15, 18/15, 17/15
And that is all I did today in the gym with weights. While I tried to just do good mornings, and I got to three and didn't go down all the way (I have to bend my knees just to tie my shoelaces - and actually it is a squat to tie my shoes
It has been exactly two weeks today since I hurt myself. Wish I could heal faster, so I can do more things without pain. I saw the old Ninja dude doing twisting weighted sit-ups and my back thought for me on that one: No way! It didn't even want to go there
. My back is the boss of me . . . for now.
Went to the doctors on Thursday, and am off Klonopin. I don't know why the anxiety attacks come and go every three or ten years or so. Only took me two weeks this time to get off Klonopin and get them under control (I just redirect my thinking and I am able to by-pass a direct panic attack, or like yesterday's panic attack passed through me in about 20 seconds with my skin crawling and my mind going someplace else/wasn't even thinking of anything but the creepiness of my skin and then it was gone. weird). I also found out the results of my blood test: normal except I was anemic. I have been slacking off on the dark leafy greens lately, and the periods have been very heavy lately (have to get my uterine fibroids checked again). Lots of things have been getting my body out of the usual routine. Life is giving me lots of new things to experience lately.