Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Dizzy as a Bee

Third day in a row at CrossFit this morning. Feeling strong, baby! Interestingly, I have been getting vertigo the last several days, weeks even maybe. But the last few days it has been particularly bad. I noticed it a lot when I turn over in bed and I get the spins. Or when I tilt my head to neti pot and get dizzy. There is no accompanying shortness of breath, nausea, or weakness...just vertigo.

I started doing some checking and apparently it can be caused by tight neck muscles. Who knew? It would make sense though because with the extra CF, my traps are rocks on top of my shoulders. I bought some essential oils a while back but hadn't used them. Last night I broke out the Panaway oil which is a mix of wintergreen, helichrysum, clove & peppermint.

I added some of the oil to some fractionated coconut oil (fyi, I don't know what fractionated means, I just know that this type of coconut oil is a liquid as opposed to the solid that I cook with...) in a roller bottle. I rubbed some on my muscles and massaged the best I could. I will do that each night and see if it helps.

Also, I scheduled a 30 minutes neck and shoulder massage tomorrow along with a 90 minute full body next week. I'm also planning to go to yoga tonight. I'm hoping that the combination of all things will make the vertigo go away.

Today's workout:
  • 40-30-20-10 Kettle bell Swings - I started with 35# and got through 30 but then switched to 25#. 100 is a lot! :)
  • 5-10-15-20 Handstand push ups. I tried to kick up in a handstand today which is normally no problem for me, but the vertigo just wouldn't allow it. I did my push ups off the side of the box today.
  • 8:00 EMOM (every minute on the minute) 1 high hang snatch + 1 hang snatch + 1 overhead squat. I used a 55# barbell and felt quite strong for this section of the workout.
I plan to take tomorrow off, but go back on Friday then Jazzercise on Saturday.

I still don't think this pic does my hair justice, but since I chopped it off, I wanted you to see.



FitBy40 said...

I love the hair!
FYI, I also did a bunch of research on dizzy spells and found out that anyone over the age of 40 should be taking CoQ10. Who knew! As soon as I started taking it my headaches went away, and my afternoon fatigue improved a great deal. Still a little dizzy here and there but I'm guessing that's because I have low blood pressure.
If you decide to start taking the CoQ10, make sure you buy the good kind (Equinol), because the other one which is Equinon, is just a bunch of crap that does nothing for your body.

MandaPanda said...

Cute cut! Even if it doesn't help with the vertigo, massages are always a good thing. Great job on the work out!

Amy W. said...

On my leg days, I do 5 set's of kettle bell swings, 10 each arm with a 20 pound a total of 100 when I am done. I like to start my workout with those bc they get me sweating and my heartrate up right away!

The Spooky Whisk said...

Cute hair.