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Rhomboid Recovery

I'm finally getting back into the groove.  I've given by back tons of time (in my opinion) to get its act together and stop bothering me.  I'd say I've had about 10 days in a row where I haven't had a lot of discomfort - yippee!!  Read what happened here and here.

So, I decided I'd pick back up with my weight lifting class today - I usually do it 2-3 times a week.  I've still be taking spin classes, yoga, and step in addition to doing some weights on my own (avoiding my back), but I was sure missing my BodyPump class (that's what they call it at Gold's Gym).

So, I started my morning with Step and as usual, I was sweating like a pig and giving my lungs some great exercise.  Then, I decided to stay for the next class.  Of course, the first move was a dead lift :/  Hello back!  Thankfully, it wasn't pain, just some tightness that I was able to work out.  I used much lighter weights than I had when I stopped a few weeks ago.  Didn't want to overdo it AGAIN.

Why stop there?  So, I came home and bathed all 3 crazy bulldogs!  That is more exhausting then any of the gym classes!  Lifting them in and out of the tub and being hunched over washing them kills my lower back.  So, that was a bit sore afterwards, but that's nothing new.  But most importantly, the rhomboid is doing good!  We will see if that lasts *fingers crossed*.

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I'm back!!!

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I never thought about losing a parent before.  As I grew up, I lost my grandparents and understood that I would have to worry about losing others as they too got older.  But, I never imagined being 30 and having to think about a parent leaving my life.  What a scary thought.  It definitely got me thinking.

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I am not done with my parents.  I still need them ALL.  I don't think that will ever change though.

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