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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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BRENDA_G50 1/26/2013 10:06AM

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WALLINMW 1/26/2013 10:06AM

  Yep. Take care. Feel better soon.

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TERMITEMOM 1/26/2013 9:50AM

    What a healthy way of looking at things, PIxie! You are doing great. I hope you feel better soon! emoticon

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CATHGREEN8 1/26/2013 9:39AM

    Poor Pixie, be gentle, get better. I find Advil and a gentle walk, after stretching, kind of resets my back. Good luck and keep on striking!


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SIMPLYABUNDANT 1/26/2013 9:23AM

    Pixie ~ I think tlhe way you define your streak is great. You have such a wonderful attitude! I agree that, unless you know the source of the back pain, it's probably wise to let it rest from your usual vigorous workouts. If it's a pulled muscle or muscle spasm, sometimes some gentle stretching can help. When I've got back muscle pain, I like a hot shower followed up with a massage using BioFreeze. I also find pelvic tilts, and sleeping either on my side with a pillow between my knees or on my back with a pilluw under my knees so that there is a slight bend in my leg. Here's wishing you a very speedy recovery!

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NEWMOM20121 1/26/2013 9:21AM

    Hope you feel better. Great job on the streak.

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IAMAGEMLOVER 1/26/2013 9:20AM

    I feel for you. I have degenerative disc disease and when it flares the pain is terrible, it hurts to walk sometimes to even breathe deep. You have a great attitude and are doing the best thing you can. Ice you back too. I thought my physical therapist was nuts but it did help. emoticon emoticon

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DJSHIP46 1/26/2013 9:03AM

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NEWCHINELO 1/26/2013 8:27AM

    Get well soon!

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PATTYSPENCER 1/26/2013 8:24AM

    I'm glad you were able to resist your hubby's sabotage - I'm sure that was the furthest thing from his mind when he offered you that milkshake and was trying to be helpful. Maybe substituting a fruit smoothie as a treat instead of a milkshake???

Hope you're on the mend. I've had my back sieze up on me to where I can't even walk straight. I so feel your pain!!!!! If it hasn't gotten better by Monday you may want to go to the doctor to get some relief.

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JANEMARIE77 1/26/2013 8:23AM

    Doing what's best one day at a time. Hope you are doing better soon

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PENOWOK 1/26/2013 8:19AM

    Very true, Pixie! We';; be looking forward to your log that says you are able to be back at your workouts!!

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MOMMY445 1/26/2013 8:05AM

    that is a great plan,Pixie! get better soon! have a wonderful day!

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GRUMBLEGIRL 1/26/2013 7:59AM

    Hope you are feeling better soon!!!

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TRYINGHARD54 1/26/2013 7:55AM

    give yourself time to heal... im sure there are exercises you can do for your back..

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BESSHAILE 1/26/2013 7:06AM

    Love it! the choice is supposed to be the HEALTHY one - and you made it. Listen to your body and your body will listen to you.

proud of you M'am.

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JIBBIE49 1/26/2013 6:58AM

    Keep going.

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 1/26/2013 6:42AM

    You are such a good example. Resting is important when you need to. When we ignore what our body is telling us we're in for more discomfort and pain then we bargain for.

Good on you turning down the "comfort food". Just as you used to have certain habits, your hubby did too, not thinking anything of them. Now he has to do some adjusting right along with you. Great! I see change-a-comin' in your household!

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BECKYANNE1 1/26/2013 6:26AM

    I hope your back feels better real soon! Good for you for taking it easy!

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SANDYCRANE 1/26/2013 5:55AM

    You are a trooper Pixie. You have a great attitude and I know that you will overcome this. Hope you start feeling better soon, in the meantime keep Sparking.

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SHERYLDS 1/26/2013 5:27AM

    hope you feel better soon....
love your stay healthy no matter what attitude

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NASFKAB 1/26/2013 5:06AM

  take care get well soon

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EVER-HOPEFUL 1/26/2013 5:03AM

    wow that poster of the heart piniarter spoke volumns even without the writing next to it.hope your back pain eases for you.take care and keep smiling

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HAPPY_TRAVELS 1/26/2013 1:57AM

    So sorry to hear about your back giving you trouble but with rest you will be back to your old self. Staying healthy is what we all want so rest up my friend. emoticon

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COCK-ROBIN 1/26/2013 12:26AM

    Great!

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BOOKAPHILE 1/25/2013 11:58PM

    What a great attitude! I love that your streak is still intact, just on pause!

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ISABELLE31 1/25/2013 11:55PM

    I'm glad you're not pushing too hard and are letting yourself heal. I hope you feel better soon!

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EENLIGHTENING 1/25/2013 11:33PM

    You have a great attitude and that IS the healthiest thing anyone can do for themselves and others. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KARENLEIGH32 1/25/2013 11:18PM

    Great decision, you may have done more harm to you back if you had pushed yourself. Hope you are better tomorrow!

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CTMOM2KIDS 1/25/2013 10:40PM

    Sorry to hear about your back pain, Pixie. You are doing the right thing by taking a pause.

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TAFODIL24 1/25/2013 10:37PM

    Hang in there ~ get some rest
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LUVTOBOWL 1/25/2013 10:29PM

    Very nice......I really hope you get better soon.

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JMARIES51 1/25/2013 10:16PM

    Isn't it an amazing feeling to actually MISS working out? Not that it is good to have to feel that way, just good to know that you have changed what your normal is.

Good for you to listen to your body. And also good for you that your body is talking to you. I think all of these are positives. It sounds like you are really taking care of PIXIE! And that is important.

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CRAZYGYMGIRL 1/25/2013 10:05PM

    It's important to recover from an injury because you may worsten the condition and that won't help. Although I admire the fact that you're not just quitting.
The first thing I said when I found out my arm was broken... "how am I going to work out"... and I really meant it! But I gave myself permission to just stop... that was the beginning of a downward spiral. I could have gone to the gym and done treadmill or cycle or eliptical... or just walk around the track... but I didn't.
So, good for you! Do what you can and build as your back improves!

As for me... I am streakless... I was on vacation and really sick and haven't been able to get back on track. But tomorrow, will be my day 1 of my new streak... thanks to your influence!!!!

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LADYABIGAIL627 1/25/2013 9:56PM

    Taking care of yourself is #1. Your body is asking for a time out. I hope you feel better soon!
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TONYTHETSANGEL 1/25/2013 9:25PM

    Sometime we need a "Time Out" for our bodies to heal. Get plenty of rest and take care. Back pain is no fun!

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RAINBOWMF 1/25/2013 9:08PM

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HOLLYM48 1/25/2013 9:06PM

    I hope you feel better soon! Thanks for always being so encouraging!!!!
Wishes for you to be up and exercising again soon. Take care! emoticon


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RUNNING-TURTLE 1/25/2013 8:29PM

    emoticon I hope your back feels better soon. I hate it when I get back pain, but I push through it too. Good for you for turning down the junk food, was very nice of your husband to offer. Have a good weekend.

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WACFIT 1/25/2013 7:35PM

    Yep. Sometimes you gotta do the smart thing, even if you don't want to. Been there. I have learned to back off when it hurts my back.
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JUDYD207 1/25/2013 7:22PM

    HIi Pixie,
Every now an again I do something to my lower back too. I know the best thing to do is stretches, and ease back into exercising, otherwise you will be longer in getting better. You've got to get your hubby thinking about your health too, and that you don't want the bad foods any more, they won't help you, you would have felt really bad if you had said yes to his request to get the comfort foods that aren't good for you. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon


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JUSTJOSS 1/25/2013 7:18PM

    So sorry about the back pain! You are so right, just pause & keep going.

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SEWISTLADY 1/25/2013 7:10PM

    Oh, how well I can relate to your back pain. Sounds as though you are doing exactly what you should be and not push it. I haven't yet reached the point where I hate to miss a work out, so you are encouraging to me. Someday I hope to feel that way. In the meantime, please continue taking good care of yourself. emoticon

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CHANGING-TURTLE 1/25/2013 6:05PM

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ROSAMARCELLE 1/25/2013 5:59PM

    emoticon Hope your back feels better tomorrow. emoticon

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ELLIE381 1/25/2013 5:54PM

    I hope your back feel much better very soon. emoticon emoticon

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