Wednesday, February 5, 2014


Things have been going really well, and time is passing quickly - especially once the work week begins.

Last Saturday I went to the doctor to get my wrist checked. The good news is that it is healing well. Staying off it has been paying off. It's not back to 100% yet, but I have been given permission to start using it ... a little. I can get back to weights, but I have to restrict my movement to static movements. The main thing is that I shouldn't flex or twist my wrist. So, no front squats, no clean and press, nothing that carries a chance of having that cartilage tear some more. That kinda sucks, but I understand. At least there are plenty of exercises that I can do. I have to start with very light weights, as even the movement of getting into position can be risky. He recommends that I have someone hand me/position the weights to avoid that extra strain. I will also probably be using some of the weight machines. As much as I don't like them, at least it'll be something. Plus it'll be safe.

I still can't put any downward pressure on my wrist, so no push ups or anything that requires wrist stability. If I can do things on my forearms, then that's fine, but nothing on my wrist.

I'll go back and see him in 4-6 weeks and see how I'm progressing. In any case, I'll have to still be very, very careful over the next 3 months. We'll see how it goes after that.

Other than that, nothing too new going on. I've been hitting the gym every morning - cardio/weights, and doing my MMA training in the afternoons. I've been working with a client so occasionally I'll get in another workout (mild).

I've been doing really well with my food journal lately; however, I think I need to get back to actually tracking calories. My weight is hardly moving. I need to figure out how I can tweak my plan.

One of my recent workouts involved the Bosu ball, my speed jumprope (finally back to practicing double unders), steps, and weights -- it was so much fun!! 


  1. Proud of you for not using the wrist as an excuse to give up or take a break!!! Youre amazing!

  2. Awesome job on finding things you can rather than dwelling on what you can't do while your wrist heals.

  3. Hi A, I think you're wise to keep being gentle to your wrist. I know of people who were to impatient to get back to their weightlifting, that they injured themselves worse in the process. Patience is so hard, but you have to many years of life ahead of you to have your wrist. In that perspective, being gentle to it until it heals is a lifelong investment. :D

  4. Tracking calories eaten (and those burned through my Fitbit) really does help me to stay on track. Take care of that wrist!

  5. I too am glad that you are being patient and not doing too much too fast. Hopefully, you'll be able to get back to your awesome workouts soon and be completely healed. :)

  6. I am glad you found a way of working out without affecting your wrist...I love jump rope...I can go on and on without even thinking when I am skipping

  7. Give that wrist all the time it needs. It will be worth it in the long run. Awesome job sticking to your plan and not using it as an excuse to slack off:)

  8. I'm glad that your wrist is getting better!


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