I'm hurting. These grueling workouts I'm putting myself through are hurting me or at least hurting my injuries. Those go a little something like this:
-chronic tendonitis in my whole entire body & extremely tight hamstrings mostly from growing too fast.
-both knees have had tendon issues (1 in high school, 1 in college)
-back and neck crap from a car wreck I was in during college (that went undiagnosed for like 8 years because I thought I was fine at the time it happened)
-partially torn tendon in my ankle that instead of resting, i shot up with cortizone and downed a LOT of painkillers (scarily, sometimes with vodka). the same ankle that I had a hairline fracture in during jr high that went undiagnosed for 3 weeks because i convinced my mom I just sprained it.
-bursitis in my left shoulder
Notice I said "hurt", though. No pain, no gain and if I want to gain back my college body and "reinvent" myself here in L.A., I'm going to have to just suck it up and play "hurt" through the 2-3 hour workouts, 4-6 times a week. I'm mixing the workouts too & I'm still hurting. Surprisingly, it's not my ankle (which was the worst of my injuries)....it's my left knee. Oh well, screw it, i have health insurance now.
And if you're wondering what i'm doing, it's a mix. Usually an hour outdoors and then to the gym for another 2 (1 hr cardio, 1 hr weights & stretching), but if I have a busy day then it's only 1-2 hours inside the gym only.
-dance with me (which is a dance class that incorporates several styles of dance in one class)
-weights (machine and free)
And just for comparison purposes, so everyone doesn't think I'm nuts or anything: I used to practice AT LEAST 5 hrs a day in college pre-season, 2-3 during, 1-2 offseason. I will be ready when summer league signups come along in april/may. I'm gonna dominate some bitches on a court again & I'm going to start dominating some serious body shots in the modeling portfolio again. Gotta be hot for the baby puma roles & healthy lifestyle mags.