Facing the music
Monday, October 13, 2008
Today I have decided to make it public. I changed my ticker and I am announcing it to the world: I had a 9 month set back. Yes, I had valid reasons, but I let go far beyond what I should. Tonight I admit what I have been saying to myself and continue my treck toward change.
Back in February, I started with lower back pain that got progressively worse until I went to my doctor who then sent me to a physical therapist. Of course, I stopped exercising regularly. Even worse, I went back to eating whatever, whenever.... My PT determined that my pain was due to lack of circulation and very weak core muscles compounded by a bad bed and mattress. She forbade me to do any exercise until my core was stronger. She worked with me and I discovered muscles I had no idea existed. She just handed me over to a personal trainer who has only O.K'd cardio (beside the strength/core training I do with her.)
Well, I did my exercises, improved my posture, got a new bed and mattress and today for the first time in very looong time, I woke up with absolutely no pain! I had forgotten how good that felt!
So, I now have to re-lose the 10 lbs. I gained in the last nine months before I can continue to my ultimate goal... But it's O.K. the important thing is to get up and keep going. I WILL reach my goal.
Tomorrow is a new opportunity!