I enjoyed this article because I used to exercise on a regular basis and I had a personal trainer, so my exercise regime was varied and I think I got the most out of it that I could. I also enjoyed going to Zumba classes. Then I found out I had a collapsed vertebrae, herniated disc and scoliosis. Needless to say, my workouts came to an abrupt halt. The most exercise I could do was to walk the dog for 30-40 minutes, but even that gave me back pain. I changed the athletic shoes I was wearing to meet my Physical Therapist's guidelines. In the last 4 mos., I have packed on more lbs. and decided I had to go back to the gym no matter what. I went back two days ago, did 18 minutes on the elliptical and 20 mins on the recumbent bike. I am very sore today, and getting frustrated that I cannot do what I used to do. Reading this article made me realize I did too much too soon. I should've gone a lot less on my first night back.
- 11/30/2011 6:57:17 PM