Thursday, February 17, 2011

Doing it Anyway

When I woke up this morning, I was having some spasms in my lower back on the left side.  This has happened every few weeks since I had the baby.  Tried to take it easy today while still being the mommy, and that just doesn't work out so well.

I have a suspicion that my spasms are because my muscles have become so weak, both my back muscles and my core/abdominal muscles.  So instead of skipping the gym entirely today, I went in for a shorter, lighter workout. I did some back work and 15 minutes of cardio.

Believe it or not, things have loosened up a bit and I'm not in the pain I was in for much of the day.  I know that strengthening my core will go a long way toward helping my back pain as well, so I just keep going with baby steps. 

Baby steps ... pacing yourself ... building consistency.  I have a boxcar on this train of thought and will be sharing soon. 

1 comment:

Diana said...

im glad ur back is feeling better. i have had the same thing since haylee too...