Saturday, April 28, 2012
Well here we are again. I'm back to where I was before I started this 90 day challenge with my DH. This week I decided that in order to lose weight faster I needed to add in some strength training. I wasn't going to do anything drastic and just start small with 20 reps of various exercises for about 10 mins before I get on the elliptical. I did good for two days, nice and easy with no major pains. And then Thursday I did something that I shouldn't have. I was on the floor doing some chest presses when I thought "oh what the heck let's try some crunches". I only did 2 sets of 10 reps. I got on my elliptical and went for 50 mins. And then Friday morning hit.
Let me give you a little background so this makes more sense. I have fibromyalgia. I have tender points throughout my body that if pressed feel like the worse bruise of your life. My nerves don't understand pleasure feelings and so everything feels like pain. I have really bad tender points in my low back/hip area. During March I had a flare, way more pain then usual, for most of the month. This meant that I had bad pain standing, bending, walking, basically moving my low back at all. It finally subsided at the beginning of April and I have been going strong with exercise and changing my eating habits all month. I'm down over 6 lbs so far!
Needless to say I am having another flare. Those darn crunches, those pesky little 20 reps, have put me back on the couch with ice on my back and pain whenever I move. I don't know how long this will last, but I'm praying with some rest this weekend I can move again by Monday. I feel like I don't have time for pain. I need to lose 10% of my body weight so I can get back to trying for a baby. I'm losing my motivation as I type because I want to get up and do something but know I will end up in tears if I do. I feel like my body is failing me.
I would really appreciate any suggestions, advice, support on what I should do now. What do you do when it hurts to much to move?