The bad side of being good to handle pain.

Since I was a kid I´ve always liked to climb up at things, jump around, be training, biking and moving the body. It was natural that I fell inlove with differet kind of sports. During my childhood, when I still was young and “without knowledge” about the body I did everything my body handled to do- I was natural flexible and not so scared to try new things. That is really cool and positive!

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But what is the negative part of this? Yes, I didn´t had builded up muscles enough to support my flexibility and to put the body in different more “extreme” acrobatic poses etc. This led to a few injuries, broken feet, thumbs, twisted bodyparts and so on. Not so fun, no. Today I am a lot smarter and know my limits and have a lot of knowledge about how to do and how to NOT do. 😉 But to come back to the subject of this post:

In the beginning of all the injuries I was crying and pain like a pig! Even the smallest, tiniest injury was big for me. But one injury after the other I started to “control” myself and get used by the pains.

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For example: I broken my thumb but I didn´t went to the doctor until two weeks later. Of course I was in a lot of pain but the pain was something “normal” for me and I thought it was just twisted or something. Or when I had an broken foot but walked on it for a month before I realize it was really bad… And even if I go directly to the hospital when a injury happened I am just talking in a normal tone to the doctor: “Yes, this hurts a lot. I know my body and I know this one is broken and I need and X-ray. It hurts, really, really hurts!” This is how an normal conversation can be from me. I don´t cry, I don´t scream and behave like the pain is killing me.

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And how does most of the doctors react? They look at the bodypart that is injured and then send me home with painkillers and “Come back if it´s not better in a week”. Most of the times I comes back and it was broken (or other bad things). They always get chocked about how calm I am even the this extreme pain. And this is good for me that I dont “die” because of the pain, that I can focus on other things.

But the bad side of being good to handle pain like this is that anyone is taking me serious until it is “to late”. And my mum always need to remind me, before I go to the hospital, that:

“Yasmin, remember now to really SHOW them how much pain you have because they wont understand you when you just TELL them how much pain you have.”

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And that is sad but true- and I need to really convince them and SHOW even more how much pain I have because otherwhise they don´t take me as serious as they should. And this is the same in my daily life: when I get sick I don´t fall apart and “die” in the bed- I am trying to keep my mood up, try to smile, talk and eat good. And then people around me think that I am not so sick. And this even if I am TELLING them how sick I am/how bad I feel etc. And this can be so frustrated soooo many times for me! I don´t want anyone to feel sorry for me but at least I want people to take me serious. I am trying to really work with the communication to SPEAK to the other people but if I am not LOOKING like a caos they assume I am good.

It is so hard. I dont want to push myself to look bad if it dosn´t comes naturally. But I want the communication to be taking serious. Can anyone of you refer to this?

 

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Musclepain vs one hour more training

Yesterdays musclepain didn’t stop us from Training today again. But my mind almost did but Tiago helped my motivation so after a fast powernap and coffee we went out back to the outside gym at Björkhagen, Stockholm. But I was sour today I can tell..! Haha!

One hour training in the sun was enough. Rest of the day was filled with working with my company Visio Fitness. Time to sleep. Goodnight.

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Workout at a outside-gym in Sweden

Today me and Tiago went to try a outside-gym here in Stockholm at Björkhagen. “Street/monkey” training, “normal” gym-exercises and stretching was combined with a beautiful weather and snow in the Swedish woods and nature around us. It was fun! 😀

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Monkey/street-training

Today it´s a windy but warm day. I´m waiting for Tiago to come home so we can eat and then go to the gym. I love the gym here in Santarém but the only thing I am actually missing is someplace where I can climb up and do my “monkey/street-training”. Hehe.

Since I was a kid I´ve always climbed up in trees and places wherever I could try to get up in. And to hang there, be upside down, go around, lift up, jump etc – that was my best playground and it still is! = But because of the gym dosn´t have that here I think it is good because of my backinjury is not 100% yet so I think it is good it´s not there to tempts me. =P

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Soon in Sweden & interview for a magazine!

Todays workout is done. And I finally found my asthma-medicine today it felt a lot better in the training than before! (Thank you Maria for finding it for me!) =)

Now it is only a few days left until we go to Sweden, mostly Stockholm, again. I´m looking forward to it. Even if I heard it has snowing again. =S I have, as always, a lot of meetings and stuff to fix when I´m there. It will be great!! So the last things need to be fixed here in Portugal before we go.

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I also got an interview for a big lifestyle magasine in Sweden. That is really nice! I wont tell you yet anything about it but I´ll keep you updated how it goes, what is it and so on. The only thing I can say is that it is about to inspire others. 😉

Now it´s time to have some snickers and coffee in front of the fire (and between all the laundry and paperworks, hehe). (Thank you Eduardo for the snickers!). Dosn´t I have the best parents in law!? Maria find the medicine and he bought my favorite candy! =D

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Pictures from Crossfit-competition yesterday!

Here you get some photos from the small crossfit-competition here in Portugal in our gym Scape. And both Nuno the brother of Tiago and Tiago himself was also competing so that was fun to be in the same competition together as both of them. And as Tiago said about him and me: “This was the first of many competitions that we will do together baby!” 🙂 ❤

So true amor! 😉

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Sitting and waiting for your turn. And after the competition some of us were almost collapsed haha, and some of us (read especially Tiago and his brother Nuno) was joking around before they started! Haha! Love you guys!

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Won the crossfit-competition today!

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Today was the small Crossfit-competition: I won! And I did that with 30sekonds faster than the girl at second place. And she is competing i crossfit, training everyday and work in gym. I´ve trained six times in 6 weeks. Never did or competed in crossfit before AND I didn´t find my asthma-medicine. So I have all rights to be happy with myself today + I did PB in the row-machine even if I needed to stop 3 times to breethe! 😉 Thank you everyone for the support and first thank you God for being my lungs and “medicine” today! 🙂 ♥

Here you have the workout:

  • 500m row
  • 20 push ups
  • 20 burpees
  • 20 jump to the box
  • 10 times 10 meters sprint

I did that in 5:48 minutes. Not so good time but because of my conditions I am proud over myself. =)