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Friday, January 25, 2013




Today is day 28 of my current streak!

The week got off to a great start...I was exercising, being active throughout the day, and eating right. Then on Wednesday, back pain hit! I was able to do my morning Zumba workout, but by afternoon when I was trying to do my upper body ST, the pain was getting worse. So I decided to just skip that workout, and also skip doing my evening workout of DDP Yoga. Hubby gave me a back massage, and I was so sure that I'd be feeling better on Thursday.

Well, I woke up on Thursday morning and my lower back was really hurting. Just walking was kind of painful. In the past, I would let back pain make me retire to bed with a heating pad and lots of comfort food. But that was the old me. The new me doesn't do that! So instead of laying around on the heating pad, I got up and did some stretches for my back. I wasn't able to workout, and I was so bummed about that. (A year ago, if you had told me that I'd be bummed about not being able to workout, I would have laughed my head off!) But I know that sometimes, the healthiest thing we can do is to REST. So no workouts for me on Thursday. My eating was right on track, although hubby offered to go get me a milkshake and fries! He knows that in the past, I would have loved to have a "treat" like that when I was laid up with back pain. But I said "no thanks" and asked him to make me some tea instead!



This morning when I woke up, I still had back pain. I'm sorry that I have to miss my workouts again today! But I know that if I forced myself to do them, I'd just make my back feel worse. So for now, I'm just doing stretches. But my fingers are crossed, hoping I can resume my workout schedule either tomorrow or Sunday! I really MISS my workouts!

So although I haven't been able to workout, my streak is still intact...because my streak is not about exercising every day. My streak is about making each day as healthy as I possibly can. And right now, taking it easy is the healthiest thing I can do for myself!


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EFFRAYECHILDE 2/12/2013 9:48AM

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 1/28/2013 8:29PM

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CINDYCHARLENE 1/28/2013 1:23PM

    Excellent blog Pixie! I do pry you are feeling much better and kudos for not turning to junk food for comfort. You are really on a roll. Congratulations for your perseverance. And thank you for your great example.

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KARENCRANER 1/28/2013 12:41PM

    Good decisions! Sorry about the back pain! emoticon

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    Hope you feel better soon. emoticon

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  Hope you recover soon. emoticon

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AMANDACOETZER 1/28/2013 5:27AM

    Thanks

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KATHIC2 1/27/2013 11:50AM

  So balanced!

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DEEGIRL50 1/27/2013 10:34AM

    I hope you're feeling better. Passing up the milkshake and fries deserves a
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BEAUTY_WITHIN 1/27/2013 1:22AM

    Good job listening to your body. Keep it up. Sometime the best thing you can do is rest.

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ILIKETOZUMBA 1/26/2013 11:10PM

    As always, I love your healthy attitude. Hope you're feeling better soon!

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JAMER123 1/26/2013 9:56PM

    I understand what you are saying. Back pain isn't something you take lightly and the wrong movement can certainly make it worse. I am glad you are taking some time to take care of yourself. Hope you feel better soon!
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ROCKYCPA 1/26/2013 9:30PM

    Take care of yourself - you are so smart to know what your limitations are. Feel better soon!

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L1ZB3TH354 1/26/2013 9:10PM

    Hi Pixie, I am in the same boat you are. I injured my calf, jump roping. I was an idiot for not warming up first. Anyway, that was a week ago. It feels like someone punched my calf really hard. I am resting it, but everytime I walk it hurts. I have taken a whole complete week off from exercising. You are doing it the right way, baby steps! Maybe tomorrow I will do some ab work or upper body exercises. Thanks for the inspiration as always! Have a great weekend and feel better soon. emoticon emoticon

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4RASCALS 1/26/2013 8:49PM

    Glad that your taking care of yourself. Hope you feel better soon


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DIANNEMT 1/26/2013 8:23PM

    Hope it is feeling better!!

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CYPATAYLOR2 1/26/2013 7:52PM

  You are doing the best thing for. I admire someone that knows the right thing to do. You are also making great choices which is also admirable. Keep it up and emoticon

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CVRONEK 1/26/2013 5:52PM

    emoticon Pixie.

I love that you are making every day the healthiest you can make it with the circumstances you are given. emoticon

I, too will be doing that. On a roll, with weight lifting, but I will have a tooth pulled on Monday.
No lifting. I will be off my game, but it is OK! I will do what I can!

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CYND59 1/26/2013 4:51PM

    I know how you feel about being down in the dumps when you cant exercise. I have been having some medical issues that keep me from running which is my go to exercise. I have had to walk for now and I cant even do that every day like I want to!

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KARRENLYNN 1/26/2013 4:49PM

    I've had back problems that took me a year to straighten out, trust me you don't want to do that!!

Sometimes the better part of valor is to step back from your regular exercise routine and take care of your back pain. A little time off now is better than a year off later.

And you choosing tea instead of fries and a milkshake - good job!

Hope you're feeling better soon!

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    I hope you feel better soon!


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PATRICIAANN46 1/26/2013 3:31PM

  Hi Pixie..........
You are a very smart girl!!!!! You don't want to mess with back pain and resting it is what you should be doing now. If it isn't better after a few days of rest, it might be good to consult a doctor.
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    emoticon I hope you feel better real soon and congrats for not falling back into the past behaviors emoticon

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CICELY360 1/26/2013 2:16PM

  good blog

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EBURGITE 1/26/2013 2:09PM

    love the visual of beating our heart.
i think when we get to the point where we are actually caring for our body, not beating it up by punishing it with exercise when we need rest, we can say we are getting healthy. it's a HUGE lesson to learn. we used to mistreat our body by over eating and no exercise...it's really not better to under eat or over exercise.
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NILLAPEPSI 1/26/2013 2:05PM

    Yowza! Makes you stop & think. Glad I chose something very healthy at IHOP this morning. emoticon

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JOANNHUNT 1/26/2013 1:55PM

    When my lower back starts to hurt I use VOLTAREN EMULGEL JOINT PAIN . I get my granddaughter to rub my lower back with it and the pain subsides. I get to the point the pain is in my hips and going down my legs. This works wonders. I don't know if you can get it where you are as I am in Canada. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MARYJEANSL 1/26/2013 1:49PM

  Gosh, I hope you feel better soon and are able to exercise more!

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LIVELYGIRL2 1/26/2013 12:58PM

  Your still doing well, because you are conscious of your choices. Your doing what you have to do.

Last night I saw a piece called, Sit and Be Fit. Depending on the situation, this could be an option ....hope you feel better soon.

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ANGJENN822 1/26/2013 12:44PM

    I hope you are feeling better this morning.
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LAINIESNEWLIFE 1/26/2013 12:09PM

    Pixie, I'm so sorry you're in pain. I pray you get better soon. Take care!

Hugs,

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GLINDAW 1/26/2013 11:22AM

    Hope you are feeling better soon. You are doing the right thing resting so you don't further injure yourself and set yourself back longer. Try moist heat on your back. I found a back wrap at the drug store that you heat in the microwave that is amazing.
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MIMIDOT 1/26/2013 10:41AM

    Hope your back is better soon. You are right, rest is the best thing for it. Thank you for sharing your great blog!

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