THE STRUGGLE IS REAL!! HONESTY CHECK IN!! And Accountability. I have been REALLY struggling lately. I finished up Round 1 of my Extreme program and got great results. I ended up with my back flaring up. So that meant NO WORKOUTS for a while. I have mentioned it before but I will give you the quick run down again real quick about me and my back problems.
I was born with spina bifida occulta and I have Spondylolisthesis & Spinal Stenosis. Its fabulous. LOL. My tailbone is not tucked under and points outwards which makes it even more painful. Basically my back issues leave me in a lot of pain and cause Sciatica making it hard for me to walk or sit or any of that without pain. If I am not careful I could cause serious nerve damage and even become paralyzed (not common but possible). I have broken, fractured, and chipped vertebrae in my lower spine.
I have always had issues with my back but my parents never even told me about them until I broke my back for the first time. It was never an excuse and never something that I was going to let hold me back. It still doesn’t but as I get older and the symptoms get stronger…I have to be more careful. I REFUSE to have surgery which would possibly help but there are no guarantees. So Chiropractic care and electro acupuncture help me tremendously.
I was not allowed to work out for about 7 days while I was being treated for this last flare up. That hurt my momentum BIG TIME. I certainly enjoyed my down time and spent good quality time with the kiddos. Then I struggled with finding the balance to get back to my normal routine with exercise and work.
I have been cleared since Monday to start training again and I just have not been able to get back in the groove. I know that all I have to do is press play once and I will be good to go but I have been lazy. Well…NO MORE!! So today I resorted to this Nasty but AMAZING E&E to help me get amped up to press play and get my workout done so…Its on. I have a sudden burst of energy and get up and go so I am about to press play and get back to it.
If you are still reading this…Thanks for listening. Not sure why I just shared all that bu tI needed to get it off my chest for accountability and to let you all know that we ALL go through the ups and downs and lack of motivation on this journey. We ALL need a little support and motivation to dust ourselves off and start a new. And for me…I needed it. I let my group know last night what was going on and I made a promise to myself and to them that I was going to start TODAY…Right Now!