Physio & food

I went to see a physiotherapist on Tuesday about my back. After a bit of poking and prodding, he things I’ve pulled a muscle in my erector spinae, which probably tensed up around my sciatic nerve & gave me the sciatic pain. The good news is that it’s not serious (despite hurting like f*ck!) and he reckons with treatment I’ll be back deadlifting in 2 weeks. So there’s still hope I can lift on April 26th!

On Tuesday he gave me some treatment using a sort of TENS machine on steroids (which felt like having a swarm of angry wasps buzzing on my back). I’m going back for 3 more sessions of massage & acupuncture over the next week. Fingers crossed!

In food news, I’m on day 4 of my eating plan to get to competition weight and… well, it’s OK. I admit, I haven’t stuck to it 100% – I’m still having a cheeky dash of contraband milk in one of my hot drinks a day; a contraband banana a day; and (sigh) contraband pizza at Codebar last night. I’ll be honest – I’m not enjoying it. I miss milk and oats, and I’m finding savoury breakfasts scoffed quickly before I leave for work are much harder to stomach than the sweet Total Breakfast shake I was having on the train before. Still, I’m willing to stick with it (as much as I can!) for the next month.

The only thing I’m slightly worried about is, well, I’m not eating that many calories (<2000 per day) and what with everyone talking about how you need to EAT MOAR & all that, I'm worried I'm not eating enough. Who knows.

I intend to weigh myself on Saturday morning at BGWLC for the first time in nearly 2 weeks. I'm not hopeful that I'll be any closer to 72kg, though. A couple of people have suggested I use MHP Xpel if I get desperate, which I might… Apparently it's IPF legal & everything. Still, would rather get myself down via natural means!!


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  1. mandy @

    I got bout of sciatica last year although it doesn’t sound as bad as yours. I’m not even sure what triggered it but I have to make sure I take the time to work on mobility. In the long term I have found that weight lifting has been good for my back issues. Sometimes my back starts bothering me if I’ve taken too many rest days! Massage will be awesome too. I wish I could afford to get more massages! I’m betting you will be able to compete : )

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