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.