I miss running and weight training. I was walking a lot as well as swimming during my lunch hour at work.The pool was 7 minutes away. Some days when the pain was too intense, I would just put a noodle behind my head and float.
I also used my bike on an indoor trainer and would sit upright, avoiding leaning forward.
My physiotherapist had me work on some planking as well as squating to get my legs stong. He also had be pull some thera bands to strenghthen my upper back. His theory was if I have strong legs, I will use them instead of my back, and if my upper back and core are strong I will also use them instead of my back. Make sense to me and seemed to have helped.
Four weeks ago I had back surgery (lumbar disk replacement) and while it is going well, the pain is diminishing, I am still healing, therefore cannot exercise for another 4 weeks.
One day at a time.
| current weight: 129.5