Let’s start with last night’s dinner. I made the herbed salmon recipe from the Tone It Up website.
I have made salmon a bunch of different ways, but this salmon is my favorite. It’s so delicious and flavorful. The ingredients are pretty simple: salmon, parsley, dill, green onion, olive oil, lemon juice, and white wine.
I also had green beans on the side made with a little bit of olive oil, salt and pepper. And fruit – I had a container of pineapple, blueberries, and grapes. I love fruit.
My physical therapy appointment got switched from Friday to yesterday, so I went after the gym. Basically, I need to see the sports doctor to get a new prescription for physical therapy.
My hip, quad, and glute really started hurting again two weeks ago after I started running more. The physical therapist thinks that maybe the running is what aggrevated my right side again. He said that it was okay to keep working out but to avoid running since that’s what always seems to cause the problem until after I’ve seen the sports doctor.
He always said that my hips are slightly uneven and my right leg is slightly longer than the other leg, which can cause the problems that I’m having especially when I’m running. I don’t know if my leg bone is actually physically longer or if my body is just overcompensating on one side because of my injury. I won’t really know more info until I see the sports doctor.
The physical therapist also told me about a technique that he uses called trigger point therapy. It can be done with medication or “dry” without medication. Trigger point therapy is when a needle gets inserted into the muscle to help loosen the muscle and relieve the pain.
A needle. They want to stick a needle in the middle of my butt. No.
But honestly, the glute pain is so intense at times that I’m willing to try anything to get relief.
- Stretching – 10 minutes
- Trifecta Class – 60 minutes
This morning at the gym, I made sure to stretch my hip, glute, and quad before I took the Trifecta class. I am also really careful with my squats and lunges.
Lunch this afternoon was English muffin hummus melts.
I haven’t had these in forever and they were so good. I also had two random pickles slices on the side because I love pickles and some blueberries.
I also just tried out this Aquafina flavored water.
I am a big regular water drinker but it’s nice sometimes to add in something with a little flavor but not a lot of calories.
Have a great afternoon!
- Have you had a exercise related injury lately?
- Ever heard of trigger point therapy?
- What did you have for lunch?