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Listening to my body today

Monday, September 30, 2013

After an extremely active weekend, I am pretty sore in the lower back and have a twinge of sciatic pain running down my leg. I could power through this and walk with my friends this morning, but I've learned to listen to my body and pay attention to the signals it sends me.

Today, it's telling me to take it easy and think about working out tomorrow. I don't want that twinge to become a full-blown pain and some times in the past, this is what has happened when I push too hard through pain.

The good news is that I've built such a good exercise habit, that I'm not at all afraid to not going back to my workout routine when my body tells me it's OK. Yay me!
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    You are so right we need to listen to what our bodies tell us. rest sometimes is just as important as work!
    1668 days ago
    Proud of you! I've had several times when I've really had to listen to my body and then that negative perfectionist voice blares doubts about whether or not I"ll return to my routine if I stop. Well, I listen to my body too. It is never wrong!

    Good job. HUGS and hope you feel better.
    1669 days ago
    Its a good idea to listen to your body. I hope that you feel better soon
    1669 days ago
    Yay, YOU!
    1669 days ago
    I hope you feel better soon! I tried to start a run / walk program last week and my knee decided to give me a hard time. I ended up not working out and my knee is feeling better now. It's hard to get going and then get sidelined from pain but the good thing is, you are listening to your body! You'll be back at it before you know it! :)
    1669 days ago
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