Post # 1
I throw out my friggin back. 🙁 Well, not really threw it out, but I have really bad re-occurring sciatica and I triggered it again. I was JUST saying to myself the other day that I was sooo happy I was able to do these intense Insanity work-outs with my back. I was in the last week of Phase one! Now? Can’t exercise for another 5 days, at least.
I’m 32 with the back of a 60 year old! So frustrating!!!
Post # 3
Is there any way that you can keep doing less intense workouts? Don’t forget to keep up with your diet since you can’t work out!
Post # 4
Well remember 80% of it is your diet so be really good about it and you will be fine!
Do you think you could to an recumbent bike (if you belong to a gym)
They look like these and most gyms have them. They are usualy used for physical therapy.
Post # 5
@MrsSaltWaterTaffy: thanks. 🙂 I’m keeping up with my food log and not consuming as many calories as I do when I’m working out. Unfortunately when it gets this bad, anything more than just walking makes it worse. Fortunately I have a treadmill, so I can walk on that. Doesn’t do much for burning a lot of calories, though. 🙁
Post # 6
@lefeymw: I don’t go to a gym, we’ve got a workout room at home. That bike looks like it’d be really good for my back, though!!
It’s really frustrating, as soon as I get to a certain level of fitness, my back acts up.
Post # 7
I have the same issue with my knees. I dislocated both of my knees in middle school, and I’ve never been the same since. I got to about week 4 of couch to 5k, and I had so much knee pain, I could barely walk.
Take it easy! Keep up with your diet, and you won’t lose much of your results in a week!
Post # 8
Sorry you are hurt. I have this same issue, I have had it since I had my son. I found, through working out with my friend/trainer, that I needed longer warm up session with pressure. He pulls and pushes the areas I am stretching (ie when I am touching my toes he pushes me down gently). I haven’t really had many issues with my back since he started me doing it. Maybe you might try it when you are able to work out again.
Post # 9
That sucks! I have a back injury from a car accident a few years ago that flares up sometimes and it just makes me SO irritated – stupid back!
On an encouraging note though, I have hardly exercised in the past two months (like once a week maybe! and that is being generous on some weeks…) and have lost 10 lbs just by eating better! You can keep up the weight loss with your diet, while your back heals 🙂
Post # 10
- Wedding: November 2009 - Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church (LaCoste, TX) and Mary Gray Events Center (Castroville, TX)
I’ve always had problems with my back, it’s a huge bummer when it goes out. I started seeing a physical therapist and started learning exercises to strengthen my core and I just try to be more aware of how I’m moving and if it will hurt my back. I tuck my tail bone under when I run, and when I do ab exercises I try to make sure my back is staying flat on the floor. If it’s not, then you’re doing something that your core isn’t strong enough to do and it uses your easily stressed back muscles to compensate. So far, it’s been better. Prevention is the best medicine. Good luck on the healing and do a lot of ‘child’s pose’ stretches.
Post # 11
If it makes you feel any better I had this bet going when my husband joined the military and was in basic training who was going to lose the most weight. I was doing great and then all of a sudden I started gaining a bit and was too tired to finish my workouts – I was pregnant lol. From then on he lost every month and I gained – I was so mad lol
Post # 12
@s_h_e_l_b_s: aw man, that totally sucks! At least it was for a worthy cause. 🙂
Just got off the treadmill, walked a couple miles with two different rounds of stretching, then FH was nice enough to inflate the balance ball so I could do some really good stretches, it feels a lot better.
Still gotta take the week off, though.