Tuesday, July 24, 2012

"back" into it...

It's been about 4 weeks since I went to the gym last, this because of physical reasons more than a personal choice.

It all started right after I gave my bathroom that very well deserved "makeover" (which you can read about, here) it needed. The overall paint job was good, what wasn't was the big effort I made plus the fact that the stool I use wasn't tall enough for me to reach the corners so I ended up stretching myself too much, putting a big strain in my lower back triggering the bulge disc I've had for a few years, ouch!

Now, I've been going to the Chiropractor since this all happened but of course no gym for me, I have to very conscious and careful because if I don't take care of myself, the bulge disk can become a herniated one and that would require surgery.My problem is in between L5 and S1 which is right at the lowest part of the lower back, possibly affecting my legs as well.

As of last week the "Chiro" gave me the OK to walk in the mornings, so yesterday was my first day doing a brisk 1/2 hour walk, afterwards I even managed to convince my hubby to come along with me from now on.

Well, today I fail on my attempt to get up and do it. The thing is that being that I haven't been able to exercise for a while my energy level is quite low, specially in the mornings when the alarm goes of at 6am.

So my question is; How do I find the energy to walk up and go for a walk? I guess do in it will eventually get me the energy needed, right?

If I managed to get my hubby really into it, perhaps he can also push me to be more dedicated and have discipline... But if he doesn't come along with me I would love to take our dogs, unfortunately our neighborhood has plenty dogs around which makes makes me nervous taking them along in case they get on a fight...

So, yeah I have to work on getting my exercise "mojo" back, specially because according to the Chiro he might be giving me the green flag to go back to the gym next week... looking forward to that!

What is your exercise routine? How do you find the drive and discipline to workout? Pleeease share....

Have a great Tuesday!

6 commented; now it's your turn!:

Heather said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Ugh, I'm so sorry to hear you got injured but am glad you've got the OK to start walking again. I have been very lax in my routine this summer, partly because I've been lazy and partly because it's been so hot. I hate exercising indoors. I'm pushing myself to get back into running this week.

Colleen said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Only a few months ago, I was going to the gym twice a week (at the hospital), and also exercising at home. Now I've been lucky to get to the gym once a week. I've gotten out of my exercise mode!! It's sooooo hard to get back into it. I usually just have to force myself to do it at certain times. After dinner and the news hour seems to work for me when I workout at home! I hope you can get your "mojo" back!! And I hope your back continues to improve!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Didn't know you still were having problems with your back! Glad your getting some help!...debbie

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Due to my chronic kidney stone problems I haven't been able to work out all summer because extreme heat is super bad for me.

Prior to that I was using the treadmill at the gym 3 days a week for 30-40 minutes each time. All I can say is "Just Do It!"

If you lived by me I would walk with you when it becomes cooler!

Anna E said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Sorry to hear about your bag problems!
I don´t do any "work-out" so can´t share advices about that. What I do is, I usually go for a walk every day just after work. It helps me get the work and stressful thoughts out of the system, and I love it. After that I am much more ready to deal with my family and get into other things. If you´re slow in the mornings, perhaps do the walking after work? Think about happy things whilst walking, maybe imagine you´re a tourist in another country, I used to do things like that when I was younger :-)))

God's Little People said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh Mariasol, sorry to hear about the back problems - it's agonising that kind of pain. Hope you'll get back into your exercise routine safely without problems. Abdominals are great to build the corset that holds up the spine so that's an important area to exercise (know it from myself, also lower back pain). I'm hooked on Pilates combined with cardio (treadmill and cycling) but have been neclecting it for too long. But I find Pilates and cardio a brilliant combo.
- oh, and I LOVE your purple hat!!

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