A  Small Setback

Last week after I made the last update, I was doing some exercises while working out and felt a little pull right in the area where the hernia is located. I was doing push-up to rows with too much weight and pushed it a little too hard. I should have stopped after I felt the first one, but since I am in the “I’m not holding back!” mode, I kept trying, which was a mistake.

 

Hernia ExercisesAfter that, I was feeling the pressure of the hernia and seeing it pop out a little more than normal for about three days. But for the last 2 or three days it has been fine, and feels back to where I was before. I haven’t been feeling any pressure at all, and have not seen the hernia pop out any time I check it. I’ve been keeping the hernia belt on still all day from the time I wake up to the time I go to bed.

Anterior Pelvic Tilt

I’m still doing my yoga exercises, and have also added in some mobility exercises. I’ve come to realize that there are exercises that I can do to overcome my anterior pelvic tilt (pictured). For some reason I always thought that this was just the way I was built, and there was nothing I could do about it.

anterior pelvic tilt and herniaThis is the reason I have been walking around on the balls of my feet. Because when I do, it causes my glutes to fire, pelvis to rotate under and be more even, which pulls up and tightens my abs. But if I can gain the mobility in my hip flexors by doing exercises, then I wouldn’t have to walk around on my toes because my pelvis would be sitting in the correct position to have everything working together the way it should.

Mobility Exercises

Here are some of the mobility exercises I’ve been doing to hit the hip flexors to take care of the Anterior pelvic tilt:

I have been doing these for a few days now, and I can already feel my pelvis starting to rotate into the correct position.

I’ve also been working on the correct standing position, since this is where it is most difficult to keep control of the anterior pelvic tilt.

Still Feeling Positive

Even though I’ve had a little setback, I’m still feeling good about where I’m headed since I’ve been working on these other things that have been wrong with my body basically my entire life. Had it not been for this hernia I would’ve never even started looking into this. I would be in pain and lacking mobility, which would ultimately lead to being able to do less of what I want to do.

Until next time! If you have any questions or comments let me know!