Well I have to say that the last couple of weeks have been challenging, to say the least, program and fitness wise!
A couple of weeks ago I rolled over on my foot during step class. Luckily, I didn’t end with a break or a sprain but I did irritate my plantar fasciitis, which I have been doing a good job of ignoring completely and not treating. So as a result, I’m left with an excruciatingly sore left foot which also happens to have a heel spur. Completely my fault for ignoring it and completely frustrating!
I’ve gone from being able to step, spin, swim, yoga and Zumba® my way through my week to hobble, swim and now yoga. I did manage to perform for my 3 songs at the Zumbathon on Sunday but that’s about it. I’m still recovering and suffering from spending so much time on my feet this weekend. The first 10 days or so I didn’t yoga to try to keep the weight off my foot but I have the go ahead with Yoga now.
I have found that when I can’t exercise and do what I WANT to do, it’s a lot less fun. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE LOVE LOVE to swim. But if that’s all you can do, it becomes a lot less fun. And as a result of this frustration, my eating choices have not been stellar. Combine an inability to jump around with the inundation of candy and chocolate that comes with Halloween and you have a dangerous combination!
My challenge for the next few weeks is to allow my foot to heal and also keep active and keep true to the WW program. I have Zumba® Basic 2 instructor training in a few weeks and I’ll be on my feet ALL day for that. I’ll be pretty choked if my foot is as bad then as it is now!
So what if I can’t do what I wanted to do, what I’ve learned to expect that I can do. For now, I just have to go with the flow and work with what I’ve got. On the plus side, I’m becoming a really GREAT swimmer!
Ps. It’s not my x-ray above, just a sample of what a heel spur looks like.
Pss. If you suspect you have plantar fasciitis and/or a heel spur. Get it treated, look after it. It’s not going to heal on its own! (get it, heel?)