Thursday, May 10, 2012
I was so proud on Friday!
I did lunges for the first time in ages without knee pain....3 sets of them, 12 on each leg.
And as I was coming out of my last set, I twisted just a little and my back objected. Strongly.
I couldn't imagine it was a big deal. I mean, I wasn't doing my dead lifts, or rows, or cable pull downs or any of my back or ab work that normally puts stress on my back.
So, I didn't plan to make major changes.
And then it didn't get better. In fact, it got worse. When I tried to run on Monday, it tightened up and made my knees and ankle and everything else ache until I stopped.
So, I cut back. Only did elliptical, hoping to appease my back.
And this morning, my back let me know exactly what it thinks of that. It hurts to stand. It hurts to sit. It hurts to bend.
The only things that feel good are walking and laying down.
I want to cry.
Many moons ago, I had pain like this. And I ignored it...went to a New Year's Eve party and played some serious Dance Dance Revolution.
And spent the first months of 2006 in PT due to sciatica.
I don't have sciatica right now. I mean, I can feel a nerve in my left thigh, but it's not what it was before.
But it's frightening to me and makes me angry.
I don't want to not exercise. When I don't exercise, I have more food cravings and more free time on my hands to fight them.
But I don't want to kill my back either.
So, for now, I won't exercise, except for walking which as I said feels good.
Pray for me, if you are the praying sort.
Send me positive energy and wishes if you are that sort.