Monday, March 19, 2012

Starting over with workouts

Ok, so for those of you new to my blog I've had chronic back issues since high school.  This is the cycle:  My back goes out, I'm out of commission for a bit, and it's pretty much like starting over in my workouts after that to re-gain the strength that I lost.

The good news is, it has been over a year since it last happened and before it was at least every 6 months or less(after having my daughter I was in extreme pain with this issue more times than I care to count). On the upside, it seems that the workouts I'm doing are helping with this issue.

On the downside:  just to remind me that I still have back issues, it totally went out on Friday during my usual workout.  That's the frustrating part of my back problems is that there's no rhyme or reason to when it will go out.  One time it went out when I was tying one of my shoes...

As much as I dislike my back issues, I know the drill to get my strength back.  And, it seems the better shape I'm in the faster I gain my strength back.

If you wonder what my new workouts will look like, here they are:
10-20 minute bike workouts starting 1 time per day(gradually working up to 2, 20 minute workouts)
Yoga at least 2 times per week
Incorporating level 1 of 30 day shred (after I feel I've gained some of my strength back and doing it with out weights at first)

I'm very cautious about any new workouts because of my back issue.  If I get a new workout video, I watch it first to see if it's even a workout I can do knowing my limitations.  And, if it's something I can modify I will do it.

So, I'm hoping to be able to do a 20 minute workout this evening.   If I don't make it that far it will be at least 10 minutes.  It's all about listening to my body and not pushing it right now.

This picture came from here: Listen to your body


  1. You can do it Angie!!! Way to keep at it, but also listen to your body! Got my workout in early this morning! Where did you find that strange picture by the way? LOL! Hugs!

    1. I did a google search for listen to your body pics and it was at the top of the list at this site:

      I also thought it was a weird picture too(kinda creepy), but it also got the point across that I wanted about listening to your body.

      I only did 7 minutes on the bike last night. It's a start!