It was a good effort I believe. Working out and eating right. I ate NO sugar for a week. For me that is a huge accomplishment. I'm sure I could have gone longer, but when something really stressful came up I had to cave. I wouldn't say that I am the type to eat junkfood and soda all day, but when I get stressed it is the way I cope. Anyway, I am still trying to eat better. I actually really love healthy food I just hate to cook. I still love my green smoothies.
Now to the working out thing. I was doing REALLY good. I was feeling good. I had been going on about a month and had a routine going. I was doing as much of P90X as I could handle. On the days I wasn't feeling like P90X I would speed walk the treadmill for a 1/2 hour. Then follow up with 8 minute abs and 8 minute buns. It all felt really good. I didn't mind being sore unless it prevented me from daily mobility. One Saturday morning about 2 1/2 weeks ago I had just finished up a really hard walk/run on the treadmill. After I got off I decided to do some leg lifts on the pull up bar. After those I wanted to try a pull up. I grabbed a hold of the bar and with all my might tried to pull myself up. Instantly I felt and heard a pop in my neck quickly followed by pain. I let go and stood there saying "no, no, no...." "no, no, I didn't just throw out my neck". (Everything inside me just wanted to lay down, but I knew that would not be good). I was thinking..."ok, just breathe, now do the stretches you were taught by the chiropractor", "ok, ice and ibuprophin".....I was DETERMINED to stop whatever I had started on that pull-up bar. I sat down with my ice and quickly realized that this was not just a little thing. I was so upset. Just a month prior to starting my work outs I had spent a ton of time getting my neck back in working order. It was a long and expensive ordeal that I did not want to repeat. I knew that I would not get to work out again for a while. And I didn't want to see the Chiropractor again...mainly because I didn't want to spend the $$. So here I am. That day all my efforts to exercise came to a screeching halt. Two and a half weeks later my neck is doing better, but not back to normal. I still feel the aching during the days. Nights are the most difficult and it makes it really hard to sleep. I'm not sure when I will start to exercise again. But it won't happen until I feel like my neck can handle it.