Friday, March 27, 2009
This is the question I'm working on figuring out. I am 37 years old and recently found out the long term pain (like 5+ years) that I've been having in my back is, in fact, arthritis and a slighter herniated disc. I just finished my second round of steroids in about 2 months, which is making me wonder if that's why I gained 5 lbs, lost almost 5 lbs and have gained 5 again.
I started PT Wednesday and right now am only allowed to do back extensions walk flat surfaces, and living around a bunch of hills....well, that's just hard. :)
She said Monday we'd add some ab exercises in, but had to stop everything else that I do that makes my back feel better, ie: stretching, forward bends, etc. Sooo, I'm doing this PT, and getting about 2 walks in a week, sometimes 3. Trying to keep this part up and not give up altogether this time.
Now would really love to know what caused it, other than just that having 5 kids and carrying them around could have done it.
Keep on, keepin' on...
Sunday, January 04, 2009
My main goal for January is to be more consistent. Consistency in everything--fitness, nutrition, and every other area of my life.
I am shooting for a 5 lb loss for the month, though, more would NOT be discouraged.
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
I had to stop exercising, except for stretching, for about a month, because the pain in my back and hip had increased so dramatically. Anything I did made it worse. After going for a few years with what a doctor told me was a pinched sciatic nerve, I found out a week ago that the vertebrae in my lower spine have collapsed and that's what's been causing the pain.
He put me on a week of anti-inflammatory meds and it is much better. SOOOO yesterday I decide to do a one mile "Walk Off The Weight"... Yeah, probably not the best idea. I'm back at square one, pain-wise.
So now my question is...is actual walking as stressful on the back as doing that DVD? I hate to walk in my neighborhood, but if it's what I have to do to lose any more weight....guess I'll have to?
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Jogging is very beneficial. It's good for your legs and your feet. It's also very good for the ground. It makes it feel needed.
- Charles Schulz
The only reason I would take up jogging is so that I could hear heavy breathing again.
- Erma Bombeck
I always loved running... it was something you could do by yourself, and under your own power. You could go in any direction, fast or slow as you wanted, fighting the wind if you felt like it, seeking out new sights just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs.
- Jesse Owens
You don't run against a bloody stop watch, do you hear? A runner runs against himself, against the best that's in him. Not against a dead thing of wheels and pulleys. That's the way to be great, running against yourself. Against all the rotten mess in the world
At the two-thirds mark [of a marathon], I think of those who are still with me. Who might make a break? Should I? Then I give it all I've got.
- Ibrahim Hussein
Running is like mouthwash; if you can feel the burn, it's working.
- Brian Tackett
When people ask me why I run, I tell them, there's not really a reason, it's just the adrenalin when you start, and the feeling when you cross that finish line, and know that you are a winner no matter what place you got.
- Courtney Parsons
Most people run a race to see who is fastest. I run a race to see who has the most guts.
- Steve Prefontaine
You have to forget your last marathon before you try another. Your mind can't know what's coming.
- Frank Shorter
Learn to run when feeling the pain: then push harder.
- William Sigei
I believe that the Good Lord gave us a finite number of heartbeats and I'm damned if I'm going to use up mine running up and down a street.
- Neil Armstrong
I don't think jogging is healthy, especially morning jogging. If morning joggers knew how tempting they looked to morning motorists, they would stay home and do sit-ups.
- Rita Rudner
It's unnatural for people to run around the city streets unless they are thieves or victims. It makes people nervous to see someone running. I know that when I see someone running on my street, my instincts tell me to let the dog go after him.
- Mike Royko
Taken from Joke of the Day
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
I feel like all I do is write about what I plan on doing vs what I am doing. Between a couple of illnesses this past couple of weeks, I've regained the 10 lbs that I'd lost. Funny how quickly it comes back and how long it takes to lose it.
I'm trying to be positive. Other than that it's been a really great week around here. :) Kids are doing well...
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