You could not begin to imagine the setbacks I have experienced lately with moving forward consistently with my fitness regimen. It has been one thing after another, after another, which have made me settle down and take another look at what is going on, why and if I need to redirect my efforts or slow them down a bit. I definitely need to do an assessment to ensure I am not missing the message. Because lately, it sees that my fitness progression is going “Backwards“.
A week or so ago, I loaded my truck with several laundry bags to take to the laundromat to clean our clothes. Little did I know, doing so put strain on my lower back and put me out of commission. Oh my goodness did my back hurt! Not being cognizant of the lower back strain, that following Monday, I got in my regularly scheduled workout. I pushed out 100 squats, and 2 Burn Body Fat miles using 3 pound hand weights. The next day, I could barely move. The intensity of the pain in my back was quite surreal. As I stated, I could barely move, and lifting anything was totally out of the question. Needless to say, that set me Back! Since then, the obvious has occurred…NO WORKING OUT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE! Quite a bummer!
While on my necessary hiatus, I began to think things over. I wondered, why am I experiencing these things that are causing me setbacks. I also wondered since I have gotten myself to a healthy state of being, am I over doing it? Do I need to reconsider the intensity of what I am doing? Do I need to taper it a bit and scale back even? All sorts of questions begin running through my mind. I have not arrived at any conclusion to date, but what I will say is, I will continue to take it easy until I have things ironed out. My back was getting better, but then yesterday, I was bending to take off my socks, ,when something in my back popped, and it felt as if fire shot up the left side of my back and yes, I was back to square one. Really?! I think it is safe to say that a trip to the doctor to see what is really going on is in order. I am trying to self medicate with heating pads, epsom salt baths, and rubbing alcohol before taking that trip. I will keep you posted.
It is also fair to say that due to lack of exercise, my joints and muscles feel stiff, my agility compromised and again, it seems I am going Backwards versus pressing forward. Life happens and this too shall pass.
One thing I have realized is that my efforts are for a lifetime and are a lifestyle for me. I am no longer on a journey to lose weight, but to obtain good health, which if I achieve, will naturally lead to weight loss.
I am not discouraged at my setbacks, just taking the time to reflect and refocus to ensure I am in fact being safe, healthy and most of all fitandfree!
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