So, I spent the weekend resting and relaxing, because I really want to take my new Zumba DVDs for a test drive. By yesterday (Sunday) afternoon, while I was still coughing, my energy had returned to about 85% and I was just generally feeling closer to normal. Yay! Monday would be the day! 😀
Oh, but the weekend was not over yet and my excitement for well-being was premature. 😦
Around 4:00pm, Zach comes inside from the backyard and says he wants a snack. I carry him to the pantry and we get a little snack bag. We walk back to the back door and as I reach to open the door for him, a sharp pain runs down my back.
Now, I understand the risk I was taking by exerting myself to open the door (*rolleyes*), so I guess I deserved that, right?
The really bad news? For the rest of the night, I could actually not even stand up straight without agonizing pain in my lower back. 😦
Mike thinks I have a pinched nerve. I have never had one before (or any serious back problems for that matter), so this is totally new to me. I took an Aleve before going to bed, but it didn’t help all that much. But, it was better this morning, albeit not a lot. I could actually walk completely upright, although not without pain. Just bearable pain that didn’t force me to bend over, so it’s something.
Either way, there was certainly enough pain that I knew I was not going to be shaping my hips at all today. 😦
So, I took another Aleve after breakfast this morning and looked forward to a day of rest for my back while I sat on the couch and worked with my laptop. Sigh.
Unfortunately, as the day has gone on, the pain has gotten considerably worse again and I am back to not being able to stand up straight without a fair amount of pain. Probably not as bad as last night, but not as good as this morning, either.
Man, I have never had this much trouble exercising when I actually wanted to! Major, major, MAJOR under attack! 😦
Please pray for a speedy recovery so I can get on with it already! 🙂
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I have a very weak back and when I start a new exercise I have to be careful not to hurt myself but I am getting stronger. I know how you feel, wanting to execise so much and thing keeps happening to you !:-)
Yeah, I was wondering if the new exercise routine might not have contributed to it, even though it didn’t happen while I was exercising.
But, like you said, once I get through this and actually do start exercising, it will help me get stronger too!! 🙂
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Great article. Zumba is the Greatest workout I’ve ever done, it’s not boring or lifeless. I Zumba’d last night and boy did I feel good afterwards. The total body workout has worked for me all over. Check out the New ZUMBA FITNESS GAME with XBOX 360 that will be released in the UK on Friday 24 February 2012. Zumbafitnessrush.co.uk.
From: Zumba Lover, take care and keep on keeping on.
Thanks and I totally agree – Zumba is the best thing I have ever done either – the only thing I truly ENJOY.
Thanks so much for the encouragement!