I'll go weeks with my back acting normal, and during these weeks I'm able to do deadlifts, good mornings, and wide-grip bent over rows with no problem. I breeze through them. Then all of a sudden, I get a week or two where my back decides "Eff this, let's show this girl some real pain!" Not cool. The first few days I try to push through it and do my cardio and lifts like normal. And while the lifting actually isn't that bad (for the most part), it's the cardio that has me wanting to yell in pain and go slower instead of faster. After all, my legs and lungs can handle it, but I just don't think pounding the treadmill is doing much good for my back.
This morning I tried a bit of a different approach. I went to the gym and did my calves and abs like normal (weights later tonight), and instead of doing my usual run on the treadmill, I walked at an incline. It was okay--boring. I'm not a slow-paced kinda girl. I didn't really feel too much difference regarding my lower back. Maybe I should have tried the elliptical. Who knows. All I know is that I'm frustrated and last night, even doused in icy hot, I was having a hard time sleeping (it doesn't help that it's pretty hot in my room and I don't have central AC). So we will see how I feel by tonight. I meet with Pleasants in about an hour, so I will see what he says and go from there.
|I kinda enjoy the smell...|
|In fact, those shorts (which I never gave back...) are too big now!|
Have you had any of those motivational moments where the lightbulb comes on and you have that renewed drive/determination to win? Do share (please)!