Friday, August 6, 2010

Days 11 & 12

Tonight I'm in pain - but it's a good pain. It's the kind of pain you feel when you've had a hard workout and your muscles are crying out in protest. My abs haven't had a good workout in a long time, and I'm feeling it. But, man, it feels good!!

Last summer I took a Pilates class for several months and saw good results. However, as winter rolled around I stopped going and my back pain came back... You see, I've had chronic back problems since I was about 14 - several timely falls wreaked havoc on it - causing spasms and just general pain. About 6 years ago, I found a great chiropractor who helped me more than anyone had up to that point. Then last year I discovered Pilates. Of everything I've tried, that has been the most successful. There's something about strengthening those core muscles that keeps my back from hurting! Imagine that...

For some reason, I didn't continue with pilates - and yes, as I said, the back pain is, well, back. I have determined to fight it. So yesterday I added pilates into my exercise routine and today - - sore abs and a very happy me. I am going to stick with it this time!

If I'm learning anything during this 30 day challenge, it's that I can actually stick with something for more than a couple days. It's such a good feeling, knowing that not only am I improving my health, but I'm adding self-discipline into my life - something I've been in desperate need of...

This afternoon I went swimming for an hour with my daughter, and made a point to work my abs as much as possible. Which is actually quite easy when you're treading water. So, day 12 has been a success. Bring on the next 18 days, please!

Oh, and by the way, I lost 2 pounds last week! I weighed in on Monday at 223.

3 comments:

Mama Hen said...

Good for you! I need to start doing more working out! Thank you for joining Mama's Little Nestwork! Make sure to visit and comment on featured bloggers during the week. I will choose my features from the people who comment and support the other bloggers the most. Welcome to Mama's Little Nestwork! Visit my blog too when you get a chance at Mama's Little Chick! Hav e great night!

Mama Hen

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Ruth said...

losing 2 pounds in a week... thats something!!

I'm following from Mama's Little Nestwork!! Nice to meet you.!!

Ruth
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