Yesterday, it was so hard to get in my daily hoop practice for the 30/30 I’m doing for Hooping.org. I am SO CLOSE to finishing, I managed to get my half hour in.
Here’s why my motivation is lacking right now. First, ON MY BIRTHDAY, I had to go to the doctor for some lower back pain. I’ve had back surgery in the past, but this pain was different from that. A doctor visit was necessary. Luckily, my doctor knew what it was, and diagnosed me with sacroiliac joint pain, or SI joint pain in my right side. A lot women get this apparently. My doctor gave me some exercises and a muscle relaxer to help with the pain.
Here’s the motivation part. I had to take that muscle relaxer yesterday. My motivation to hoop zipped right out the window, but I still did it. I didn’t do any waist hooping, but rather worked on isolations and hoop stretches to give my back a rest. I’m feeling better today, thankfully, and should be ready to practice when I get home tonight.
On the other hand, to keep motivated with hooping is a motivation NOT to take the muscle relaxer. Funny how that works. Still, if I’m hurting, I’m going to have to listen to my body and go from there.