Over the past eight weeks, while 40 pounds I have not been able to excise due to my lower back & sciatic nerve pain in the hip area. I have not been able to walk with out limping due to the sciatic nerve in the hip area. After weekly chiropractic treatments along with the 40 pounds lost my back has felt considerably better just these past few days and am anxious to get going on the treadmill.
My goal is to "get walking at least a mile with no discomfort" from back related problems by March 7th, when I leave on a long road trip. I have considered two options.
A- Hold off another two or three weeks, allow myself to heal further while loosing another 6-10 pounds. Then hit the treadmill, increase walking distance quickly the last 10 days.
B- Start walking gradually now, greater risk of setback if back or sciatic nerve is not fully healed, gradually work up speed on treadmill over the next four weeks.
Another thing to consider is a do a lot of upper body lifting twisting and throwing during summer and fall months and believe much of my back issues are related to back muscles not being worked enough at my weight level during the winter months. If I were to work on improving my back muscle strength, doing the right type of exercise may be very helpful.
Any suggestions or advice would be appreciated.
| Pounds lost: 131.0