Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Good news and bad news...

Well firstly the good news. As an inaugural member of FHMF, I got organized today and did some training and had my eating plan all laid out nicely. In fact I even did something new for dinner tonight - I stuffed a chicken breast with a mixture of low fat cream cheese and sundried tomato pesto. I smeared the mixture on the top as well so it wouldn't lose moisture and I covered it in foil and baked it in the oven. It was delicious served with cauliflower mash, steamed greens and carrots...mmm. Perfect muscle chow!

Training wise I did 90/30 run cycles for 20 minutes today, most I've done since pre op. They were Cliff Young shuffles, but a RUN neverthe less. I did 10 minutes on the elliptical and in the interests of getting jiggy with the brazil nuts did some static lunges (super slow..ouch!)

The bad news is that my physio now feels that I may have a labral tear in my shoulder which if true will require repair surgery which means I will be walking around the gym with a sling on for six weeks. What a charming example of a healthy specimen! Next appointment with the sports doc is next Friday. How can one tear their shoulder labrum and not even remember? I don't drink, so I can rule THAT theory out. The good news is that I'm doing some shoulder rehab exercises so I can rebuild my massive traps and get a glidin' glenohumeral joint happening again.
I'm down, but I'm not out.


Lia Halsall said...

Ouch Liz, that's got to hurt. We're a fine pair aren't we. LOL!! Lets call ourselves the "busted asses figure competitors". LOL!! ;o)

Chris said...

Hi Liz,

I'm sorry to hear about your shoulder injury - but it is extremely common for a person who's active (like you).

You don't remember tearing it, because in all likelihood, there was no "single" incident that resulted in your tear. It can be the result of repetitive motion.

The good news is that your injured shoulder can be repaired and your "downtime" may allow "microtears" (that you are not even aware of) on your "good" shoulder to heal as well.

Good Luck,

Chris Melton
The Rotater - Maximize Your Shoulder Performance!

Raechelle said...

Your chow sounded yummy! Too bad about the shoulder-hope you get it healed soon!