What do they say? Don’t RUN before you can WALK. Yeah I should listen to that advice!!
After my set back last week, and boy was it a set back!! I’d really pulled my hip, and the thigh swelled up, and felt like a golf ball when I sat down again!! So eager to never cause that again. It’s all change for my physio.
I thought on Monday I would do well, simply doing week 2 version of exercise. (Not my best idea honestly)
- Hip flexion ankle weights 20 reps
- Hip abduction ankle weights 20 reps
- Hip extension backwards ankle weights 20 reps
- Hip extension forwards ankle weights 20 reps
- Mini squats 20 reps
- Ball squeeze between ankles 20 reps
- Ball squeeze between knees 20 reps
- Traditional clam raise green banded 20 reps
- Hip thrusts green banded 20 reps
I added in some free weights for the upper body.
- Bicep curl 20 reps
- Shoulder press 20 reps
- Bicep row 20 reps
- Tricep kickback 20 reps
- Chest press 20 reps
- Tricep overhead 20 reps
These were admittedly too much. I had to wear my splints as well. Hindsight I would say I wasn’t ready Arthritis wise to do these. Broke them down into 2 x 10 reps. My hands have caused a few tears and sobbing events this weekend.
And all was ok, until I needed to go out. And the front of the hip around the hip flexor is now in pain!! An I’m experiencing pain in the right hand side of my stomach, quite low too. So maybe it’s hip related, ie scar tissue, or I’ve pulled something?! Maybe the psoas??
So obviously Tuesday I’ve had to rest so much more, really limiting myself to straining it any further.
So here we are and it’s Wednesday and officially 31 weeks, and I’m nursing sore hip and groin pain. Frustrating but shows how it’s 1 step forward and 2 or 3 steps backwards.
No weight loss this week, but I have gone down in measurements so that’s proper encouraging to me. I take my measurements once a month, as I know this process is super slow compared to able bodied folks.