#rhabdosucks

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Six Weeks Post-Rhabdo! I’m not back to my regular weights, but I’m getting there... slowly but surely! I’ve incorporated my stretching and mobility into my daily routine, which is helping! This particular stretch with a resistance band is one of my faves. So many thanks to @brickwallcrossfit for working with me while I get back into it! #rhabdosucks #brickbybrick #crossfit
This jabba needs to cut again.... 14stone 3... #rhabdosurvivor #rhabdosucks #nogymforme #youthinkthegymshard #trylivingwithrhabdo
I'm still not at my goal since recovering from rhabdo but I'll be damned if I give up!! . . I know I'm not a super model and definitely not a body builder. I'm just trying to be a better version of myself!! . . #gunshow #goodvibes #roses #lovemytat #motivation #nomakeup . . #roses #redroses #tattoo #tattoomom #beautifulroses #inkedgirl #thirteenpointone #twentysixpointtwo #rhabdosucks #ilovecoffee #militaryfamily #beautyfromashes #winelover #wonderwoman #unicorns   #armywifey #sahm #motherrunner #fitmom #weightliftingmommy #instafit #fitness #boymom #determined
Took this picture the day I went to the doctor's and got my Rhabdo diagnosis. You can see just how swollen both arms are. -- Today was my first day back at the gym since all of this went down a little over 4 weeks ago. I haven't done any sort of activity outside of my normal, daily routine. I've been able to carry groceries, pick Kenley up etc., but outside of that, nothing. -- Today was definitely frustrating. All I did was walk .35m, static stretching, dynamic stretching, and some very, very light (did I mention very?) plyometrics work. Just enough to get my blood flowing and my whole body moving. -- I paid close attention to what my body was telling me. I took many breaks, am drinking a ton of water, and made sure to keep things modified. I only actively did the work for about 30mins. However, I can already feel the fatigue setting in my arms and legs. I'm definitely weak and tired, but nothing compared to how I felt a few weeks ago. -- So, today was day 1 in making my way back to where I was. I have a long road ahead of me. I need to take it slow, stay hydrated, and rest. But, I've got this. I've read a lot about people "never being the same" after Rhabdo. Well not me. I'm going to come back stronger and in better shape. -- Day 1 ☑️ #rhabdosucks #beautyinstrength
Finally going home after 3 unexpected days in the hospital. If you workout and have not heard of rhabdomyolysis, go look it up! I had NO idea I was harming my body by increasing my workouts so fast. I learned the hard way. I got lucky and had no kidney or muscle damage. I am so thankful for all of you who have reached out to me, I love you all and appreciate you. ❤️ #rhabdomyolysis #rhabdo #rhabdosucks #hospital #hydration #wateriskey #kidney #muscle #workout #thankful #blessed #educate
CPK at 11,000 and climbing. Checking in to the hospital overnight. #rhabdosucks
Definitely blessed to be a spouse, sister, sister in law and aunt to the bravest Soldiers and Airmen. My time was cut short in the AF but if I could go back in time I would do it all over again!!! . . . #4thofjuly . . . #5k #10k #thirteenpointone #twentysixpointtwo #rhabdosucks #runningislife #ilovecoffee #boymom #tattoomom #militaryfamily #beautyfromashes #winelover #wonderwoman #unicorns   #armywifey #sahm #motherrunner #instarunner #fitmom #weightliftingmommy #instafit #fitness #momlife #crossfit
After a clean bill of health from the doc and normal CPK levels, I inched a little closer to my regular weights in #kettlebell class. I also did a few rounds of back squats, which was lovely! I’m glad I’m coming back from #rhabdo without too much trouble! 💪🏻 #gettingbackintoit #rhabdosucks #crossfit #backsquatsfordays
First real physical activity since my battle with Rhabdo. I lasted three games before my body said heck NO while my boy kept on... bad a** lol. Whoever doesn't think paintball isn't a workout needs to try it some day. Especially in this Miami Heat. Shout out to Family Paint Ball Center. Safe, clean fun for all. Yes, always rep'n Spartan. #familypaintballcenter #spartandad #blessed #rhabdosucks #iwillbeback
You CAN get rhabdo but NOT see dark colored urine! This is a fact I always bring up in classes I teach. This is an email I received this morning as proof of this fact. . I've been teaching about rhabdomyolysis for over 10 years- and as you may know, I'm the author of the first book ever on this topic. . In all that time, rhabdo has become popular topic in magazines, websites etc. . While I am glad to have the help educating people about this disorder, I must say, most put too much emphasis on dark colored urine. This is a mistake. . About 50% of the people with rhabdo do NOT have this symptom. . So do not use dark colored urine as a "litmus test" for rhabdo. . Because of this can be very serious, If you think you have Rhabdo go to the hospital. That is the best way to know for sure if you have it or not. . #rhabdo #rhabdosucks #rhabdomyolysis #kidneyfailure #darkurine #darkcolor #musclepain #muscleswelling #podcastinterview #gotohospital #physicaltraining #physicaltherapist #exercisescientist #supplementclarity #reporterlife #exerciseinjury
Pre-rhabdo on the left and post-rhabdo on the right... I went back to kettlebell class yesterday after a three week hiatus due to rhabdomyolysis. Normally, I can swing up to 40kg and snatch as much as 20kg. Yesterday, I was swinging 8kg. Because the rhabdo was caused by muscle damage in my arms, I stuck mostly with lower body. I went VERY light and low reps on my upper body. I got another blood test today, just to see how my body reacts to the weight bearing exercise. Fingers crossed for good results! It is going to be a long road back to 40kg, so I’m glad I’ve got good coaches and gym-mates to help me make my way back! #rhabdosucks #gettingbackintoit #slowlybutsurely #brickbybrick #mygymisbetterthanyours #crossfit
It’s amazing how much better my body feels doing the #jeffgallowaytraining for my half-marathon in September. My knees, Achilles and hips feel much better than usual. Due to my rhabdo recovery, I chose to run one minute and walk one minute... And still managed to cover four miles in 53 minutes! Not bad! #halfmarathontraining #rhabdosucks #intervalrunning #gettingbackintoit
I was quoted in an article on rhabdo and exercise appearing at The Daily Beast today. . I was grateful for the opportunity to talk at length about a topic I've devoted 10 years of my life to. . Here are some excerpts of the article. Google the title and the whole article will pop up. . #rhabdo #rhabdomyolysis #kidneyfailure #hiitworkout #hiitworkouts #hitworkout #nasmcertified #nscacpt #cscs #acetrainer #aaai #afaacertified #darkurine #exercisescience #zumbastrong #soulcycle #spinninginstructor #fitnesseducation #podcastinterview #thedailybeast #rhabdosucks #rhabdo #doms #musclesoreness #rhabdosurvivor
Happy Father's Day to my hubby!! Thank you for being a great Dad to our boys!! Parenting isn't easy but you totally rock it. I am extremely blessed to share this journey together. . . . #fathersday . . . #roses #redroses #tattoo #tattoomom #ilovemynewtattoo   #beautifulroses #feelingpretty #inkedgirl #obsessed . . #thirteenpointone #twentysixpointtwo #rhabdosucks #ilovecoffee #militaryfamily #beautyfromashes #winelover #wonderwoman #unicorns   #armywifey #sahm #motherrunner #fitmom #weightliftingmommy #instafit #fitness #boymom
First time in 3 weeks I can lift both my arms over my head without issue & am able to go for a slow walk to my area Starbucks. Its the little things! #rhabdosucks #roadtorecovery #patienceisnotmyvirtue
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So I tried flexing lol my muscle memory is awesome!!! Still working on the last plateau before hitting my goal weight. Welcome to my #gunshow . Dear Rhabdo you suck please never come back!! I have goals to meet ok!!! . . . #roses #redroses #tattoo #tattoomom #ilovemynewtattoo   #beautifulroses #feelingpretty #inkedgirl #obsessed . . #thirteenpointone #twentysixpointtwo #rhabdosucks #ilovecoffee #militaryfamily #beautyfromashes #winelover #wonderwoman #unicorns   #armywifey #sahm #motherrunner #fitmom #weightliftingmommy #instafit #fitness #boymom
My forever wedding date 😍 this guy has been such a rockstar the last week - taking care of pretty much everything while I have to rest. Veryyy thankful to have a man that can step up they way Ryan has when I need it. Love you 😁❤ @mcnick186 #myforever #rhabdosucks
Accountability post or whatever. I really lost my way this year. My diet turned back into crap and I let this #rhabdo bullshit take complete control over my mindset. I’ve been to the gym maybe 4 times since I was released from the hospital in February. I’ve wasted so much of my membership and spent so many days being down about what I’ve lost muscle and conditioning wise that I continued to deny hope in myself every day. I don’t know why it’s been so hard to shake off, but... My time for wallowing in self pity is done. My time coping through an unbalanced diet is done. My time making excuses and skipping the gym every day is done. I’m taking myself back and I’m going to make those same healthy strides I did this time last year. I’m starting way behind square one but every day I bitch about it will be another that I’m behind. I’m not trying to become anything than a better version of myself. I’m tired of being a chubby sack of potatoes. #accountability #makethechanges #committoit #suckitup #postrhabdolife #rhabdosucks #justanotherhurdle #crossfit #fattofitjourney #nextchapter
Unfortunately after my 50K Saturday, I developed Rhabdomyolosis. I truly had no immediate symptoms of it and felt like I always do after an ultra. I did have GI issues during the race but felt ok after. Sunday I did an easy run with my daughter (first pic) and after finishing peed bright red and then I couldn’t pee at all. Went to the ER to have CPK checked and it was high. Admitted with severe dehydration and rhabdo. After 11 bags of IV fluids and finally peeing more output I was able to come home 🤗 It truly was the perfect storm as I had been ignoring some health issues leading up to the race...I had shingles for 14 days and a mild stomach virus, but ran anyways. This was my wake up call. And I’m super sad I now can’t run Highlands Sky 😢 I’d love to hear from any other ultra runners who’ve had rhabdo and how you got back out there. #rhabdomyolysis #rhabdo #rhabdosucks #ultrarunner #trailrunner
Yes, #rhabdo memes exist... After a few tough workouts last week and not listening to my body, I ended up in the ER with a wicked case of Rhabdomyolysis. I was in major pain and my upper arms swelled to almost twice their normal size. I was treated with a lot of IV fluids and spent the last few days hydrating on bed rest. I’m five days post-Rhabdo diagnosis, and doing pretty well! My primary care doc said I should be okay to return to work by Wednesday, and get back to slow running (is there any other kind?) some time next week. CrossFit and weights will take some easing back into; it could be up to 90 days before I’m back to regular workouts and I’ll always have to be more careful. After this, I’m so thankful that I have access to good health care, a decent health insurance plan with a reasonably low deductible, and a great #CrossFit box with coaches that will help me with this recovery. I’m never taking my health for granted again! #lessonlearned #rhabdosucks #thankfulforhealth
Family Wellness event as FRG Leader/RWB Eagle. . . Always a pleasure spending time with fellow Eagles. Everyone was ready to talk Team RWB at the armory! Thank you to everyone who came out to man the table. . #eagleup #eaglenation #teamrwbelpaso #rwb . . #roses #red #tattoo #tattoomom #ilovemynewtattoo   #beautifulroses #feelingpretty #inkedgirl #obsessed . . #thirteenpointone #twentysixpointtwo #rhabdosucks #ilovecoffee #militaryfamily #beautyfromashes #winelover #wonderwoman #unicorns   #armywifey #sahm #motherrunner #fitmom #weightliftingmommy #instafit #fitness #boymom
Family Wellness event as FRG Leader/RWB Eagle. . . . Always a pleasure spending time with fellow Eagles. Everyone was ready to talk Team RWB at the armory! Thank you to everyone who came out to man the table. . #eagleup #eaglenation #teamrwbelpaso #rwb .. . . #roses #red #tattoo #tattoomom #ilovemynewtattoo   #beautifulroses #feelingpretty #inkedgirl #obsessed . . #thirteenpointone #twentysixpointtwo #rhabdosucks #ilovecoffee #militaryfamily #beautyfromashes #winelover #wonderwoman #unicorns   #armywifey #sahm #motherrunner #fitmom #weightliftingmommy #instafit #fitness #boymom
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