What I Learned While Being Injured

It’s been a while since I posted. I suffered through a painful bout of Achilles Tendonitis. It started of as general soreness, not really a big deal but quickly escalated into a few days where I couldn’t walk. All-in-all, the injury lasted just over 4 weeks. I am a 100% now, which means I can workout and run again, which means I can get back to weight loss. There are a few valuable things I learned while being injured:

  • I don’t like being injured
  • I get frustrated when I am motivated and ready to workout but can’t due to an injury
  • Diet is more important than ever when I can’t workout
  • Trying to workout before I am healed prolongs the injury
  • It’s hard to get motivated to workout after a layoff due to injury
  • I don’t like being injured

The most important lesson that I learned is that eating right/healthy is key. If I can’t workout, I’m not burning calories and must watch what I eat more diligently than I do when I’m exercising. While this isn’t always easy to do, I’ve found that it’s mandatory for me as I eat when I get bored and its way too easy to cheat and end up in a downward spiral.

Now that I’m back to 100%, I’ve had to ease back into my exercise routine. A few weeks off from a routine disrupts that routine and makes it hard to get back into the flow of things. I’m looking forward to getting back into my routine full swing to see the results I was seeing before I got injured.

What lessons have you learned from being injured?

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