Monday, February 7, 2011

Injured Reserve List...

that's where I will be for the rest of this week and possibly into next week. I had a great workout at the gym yesterday. I did my elliptical and I was doing my weights when my common sense apparently took a holiday. In my weight lifting repertoire, I use what's called a "Heavy Bar". It's a metal bar used when doing various chest exercises. The Heavy bar weighs about eight pounds. So common sense, and practicality tells you that when you remove the pin from the weights to increase the weight, you either place your hand on the weights to keep the 2.5lb weight from flying up into the air, or you take the 8lb bar off, before you take the pin out. Well, somehow my common sense obviously got left behind on the elliptical, because I attach the bar to the over head pulley, then proceed to pull the pin out of the 30pound weight to move to the 60 pound weight. And guessed it, the weight went flying up, the bar came slamming down and hit me in the head, momentarily stunning me before I could get myself together, pulled the bar off of the cable, sending the weight slamming down on top of the other weights where I was able to rectify the situation.

Of course, I was mortified, because this had to happened in the free weight section with a bunch of the muscle men around. One guy who was doing the bench press did ask if I was all right, before he said "I bet that time, hold on to the bar!"

"Yep! I knew that already, really I did!" I know that you change the weight before you put the bar up on the cable. I just don't know what happened, or why I didn't.

Despite being mortified, I did finish out my work out, which I think may have impressed Mr. bench press. The headache to end all headaches, wasn't quite full blown. It didn't get to that point until we were halfway home. On my husband's insistence, I went to the doctor's this afternoon. My headache today is just about as bad as it was yesterday. I keep getting nauseous and light headed. Of course, the doctor tells me I have a mild concussion, to take it easy, no exercise for a few days, try not to bend over or lift anything heavy. If the headache doesn't go away in a week or so come back and see him, etc. etc. etc.

Oh joy! No working out which means almost positively a gain on top of the gain I had this week. Yes, I was up 4 pounds this week. Ask me how annoyed I was about that. I can pretty much chalk that up to water retention as I currently have no ankles, my socks are leaving crease marks in my legs and most of my shoes don't fit.

So everything combined...I'm done, stick a fork in me this week as I'm not allowed to do anything at all. Injured Reserve list...hopefully I can get off it quickly!

1 comment:

  1. Well that totally bites Katie. I would be mortified too but you sound like you handled yourself brilliantly! Glady your husband insisted on a trip to the Dr. Just remember this is a journey, not a race, a few days of no exercise, or two weekly gains for that matter is just a minor blip on the radar of this journey.

    Hang in there, hope that darn headache goes away soon.