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Where does the time go?

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Even though I have Sparkpeople set as my home page in an effort to force myself to use the site more, I see that it's been 2 months since my last blog. I wish even for one day that I could put myself first above career, husband, children, etc. I make poor choices for my health each day to make my routine less complicated. How do I convince myself to take the rougher road? My back pain is relentless and keeps me couch-bound almost nightly. I often wonder if choosing exercise instead of DVR would improve my pain. I just can't even think to function most days beyond the pain. I hate that I am overweight. I hate that I don't have the courage to push past the pain. Here's to hoping that some relief will come in the next few weeks so that I can become active again.

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MCAT830 10/8/2012 9:45AM

    I found your blog from the working moms team, and I understand how easy it is to bump your own goals to the bottom of the " to do" list. Always know That you ARE worth taking time for and your family deserves a healthier and happier wife and mom!
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HAWAII5YEARS 10/7/2012 7:24PM

    January of this year I was in the same (pain) condition as you. I would get home from work and collapse on the couch because I hurt too much to do anything else. Back, hip, knees, ankles & feet were all problems for me. Mostly it was the back & knees that did me in. I lost a little weight and it helped. Then I got stuck and joined SP. Since joining, I have been able to learn about how to use exercise to help with my aches and pains. Mostly I walk, and I really don't have back pain anymore. My hip only bothers me when I have PMS (same with the sciatica) and I have zero pain in my right knee.
Walking works great for back pain, and it eases the stiffness of arthritis. I would suggest walking early in the morning BEFORE your daily routine starts. This way, you won't be too tired or burdened with pain and talk yourself out of getting moving. Start small and learn to enjoy it before you try to speed up or increase your distance.
I wish you the best of luck in getting started! emoticon

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ZZYYGGY3 10/7/2012 6:56PM

    You can do it.

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