Sooo around this time last week I was driving in my car on the way to my mom’s house when all of a sudden a striking pain in my lower back comes up on me out of nowhere! My boyfriend always complains about how hard the seats are in my car, so I chalked it up to that. But this time he insisted that it was something more. The pain persisted to the point that it was hard to get up and down. Now, all three of my siblings are star athletes and lead very active lives. Once I started telling my baby brother about the pain he told me that it was actually stemming more from my hips which was causing pain in my lower back. It was in that very moment I realized how out of shape I am!
My body felt like it was about to snap in half! I hadn’t stretched or really done any heaving lifting in 2 months. To be honest, I totally felt like a wimp because my body hadn’t been SO weak in so long. But instead of being angry at myself over how far I’d fallen, I’ve resumed my workout regimen. Now, I’ll be honest I hate working out but I have the nutrition part down to the tee. So much so that I was able to drop 25 pounds and keep it off. Exercise is NOT my strong point but after the lower back incident I see that it is absolutely necessary.
My ultimate goal right now is to be able to fit into anything I’d like and look exactly how I want to! But I’ve also realized that will never happen if I don’t do anything about it. I’m going to play to my strengths. I basically have everything I need—nutrition knowledge, a phenomenal support system, and the best athletes on this side of heaven!
You guys may not have those factors readily available but play to your strengths. Here are a few tips that may help you get started:
- There are tons of fitness programs and trainers around. You can either try locally or online.
- Take baby steps! Maybe you can’t commit yourself to working out 5-6 times a week. Start with 2-3.
- Slowly start adjusting your diet to fit what’s up ahead. It’s much easier to exercise when you’ve been eating a nice salad instead of after a greasy burger.
Over and out,