Emotional Release

I don’t know if I can really convey to you how it feels at the moment when you receive an alignment adjustment in an area that has been out for a significantly long time. Lets just say it is a wave of overwhelming relief which triggers an immediate emotional release. Holding tension for years and finally getting that release can cause uncontrollable feelings resulting in weeping or tears of joy. I can only imagine what the Chiropractor felt after adjusting my lower back seeing the tears of relief and the emotional release that it caused. Before the adjustment and seeing the confirming x-rays, I knew that something had been off in my pelvic area. I continually had issues with my running gait as well as hamstring and glute issues (most likely from having a short leg from pelvis misalignment). After the adjustment, I am looking forward to the next 24 sessions that will align and strengthen my skeletal system and give me a much better training and racing experience on the road to Ironman Lake Tahoe. So happy to be on the track to recovery after all of these years living with pain!

Morning Weigh-in:  N/A
Breakfast: 2 – Activit, 2 – Slimming Formula, 2 – Cordastra, and Chocolate Vegan Shakeology with Vanilla Whey
Lunch: Italian Meats Submarine Sandwich, Baked Potato Chips, Water
Recovery: Physical Therapy and Chiropractic Adjustment
Dinner: Chicken Stir-fry over Sticky Rice
Snack: A handful of Chocolates and a Heath Bar Klondike Bar

Sometimes chocolate just helps make everything feel better.

Two Years. Too Long.

I had a feeling I wasn’t going to like the news I was going to get today regarding my neck and my back. Everything feels off and the nausea from the headaches has been getting worse. The tightness in my back wont release even with foam rolling. It is as if my muscles have finally revolted against my skeletal system and said we are tired of holding you together! Well here is the result of my x-rays:
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Looks like waiting two years to address the issue was too long.

Time to put humpty-dumpty back together again in time for Ironman Lake Tahoe! Looking forward to getting back into the groove with the P90X Library (P90X, P90X2, and P90X3) too!

 

Morning Weigh-in:  168
Breakfast: 2 – Activit, 2 – Slimming Formula, 2 – Cordastra, and Chocolate Vegan Shakeology with Vanilla Whey and Cinnamon
Lunch: Salad with Chicken
Dinner: 4 Fish Tacos with Cilantro, Pico De Gallo, Chipotle Sauce, and Tapatio

Ended the evening with a severe migraine and productive nausea. 🙁 Dang. And those tacos were excellent. What a waste. :-\

Was it Worth the Wait?

I went to the Neck and Back Specialist to take x-rays because I am tired of having at least a dull headache and latent nausea every waking moment, as well as the inconvenient movement issues related to my back misalignment. 2 years ago, after I lost my 60 lbs with P90X and P90X2, I went in to see the same Neck and Back Specialist and had these x-rays taken.
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As you can see, there is no curvature in my neck and my back is crooked in a few spots. Its been like this since I was rear-ended on PacificCoastHighway back in 1997. Even after seeing these x-rays I opted to not go through the corrective therapy. I am going back tomorrow to see if it has gotten better or worse since my return to the fitness and triathlon world. Regardless, I will be opting for the corrective action this time 🙂 I can’t imagine what it is going to feel like to live with less nausea and pain!

Morning Weigh-in:  169
Breakfast: 2 – Activit, 2 – Slimming Formula, 2 – Cordastra, and Chocolate Vegan Shakeology with Vanilla Whey and Cinnamon
Lunch: Chile Verde with Rice
Workout: Walking 2 Miles
Dinner: Fajitas, Ceviche, Chips and Salsa
Snack: Popcorn and 2 Dark Chocolate Sea Salted Caramels