Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Part 2

I trained for a gym for only a short while before i realized that my manager was selling drugs and was doctoring training pay.  Lack of pay + a manager with an unruly temper = me getting outta there.  I kept working out, but about a month later was playing basketball when some big dude landed on me and hurt my back.  At first i thought i was fine, but a week later I was on a trip in Charleston when my back suddenly spasmed and i couldn't move.  For the next few days I was in and out of the chiropractor's office while the rest of my group toured Charleston.  I was in ALOT of pain and it was determined that i had an angular tear in one of my disks. For the next year and a half I struggled with horrible back problems.  I would make progress for about 6 months only to suddenly worsen for about 8 weeks at a time.  During these episodes it was very difficult for me to walk and nearly impossible for me to find any comfort no matter what position i was in.  Looking back, I probably should have made it easier on my healing process and used a wheelchair.  After thousands of dollars and atleast a year of 3 visits per week at the chiropractors office, I finally made enough progress to stop having those random episodes.  My chiropractor was fantastic, by the way. Obviously I had a hard time being consistent with any physical activity during this period of time, and i had put on about 20 pounds over the last year and a half.  I tried to eat well most of the time, but my body is built to pack on pounds no matter what if its not active.  As i continued to heal, I started training at another gym and even hired one of the other trainers to kick my butt.  I had really started to get back into great shape and was sometimes even working out twice a day.  I felt great, and I had started gaining more clients as I got more experience. And then the unthinkable happened.....

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