Words, no numbers. Just stopping by after reviewing my previous posts of the last year. Im feeling frustrated at how active I was at a certain point last year, and how well I was doing. I got down to 213lbs, was training often, I was doing great. What's happened? Well I have switched jobs and moved twice. But I dont think I accept that as an excuse. My current job is great, the room I currently rent is acceptable. I really need to start the fire under my ass before winter really comes in. The area Im living in now gets lots of snowfall and ice. I'll probably have to train a lot at a gym down the mountain, which Im dreading. I hate gyms. But on the upside, I could partake in a indoor biking class a coworker of mine leads for some advanced cardio. The gym has decent bikes, treadmills, and a stairmaster.
My back has started hurting the last couple weeks. Its not any kind of pain necessarily, just a discomfort. I blame it on my weight, possibly bad posture, and the fact that until about a week ago, I havent slept on a real bed in over a year. I remember I woke up one morning after sleeping with my gf on a shitty foam couch thing, I went to work and my back ached as if Id slept on the floor all night. I stretched and stretched, but it only got a little better. Now its been a couple weeks and its still there in my lower back, left side. This morning I tried to do a sit and reach- kind of stretch after I got out of bed. I could reach much less than normal, and the spot that aches felt tight. So I know whatever this is, it could be serious. That being said, I have a new outlook on my fitness. I believe Im at a tipping point in my life. Where, in more areas than just my poor fitness, things have reached a point where they're so unacceptable, they could soon become exponentially worse; possibly even beyond repair. Im going to go to the gym tomorrow. I think im going to try to avoid weightlifting for just a little bit. Im too scared of putting some freeweights on my back and making the problem worse. Im not sure when I'll put lifting back into my fitness programming, but I want to really get some bodyweight stuff conquered before I do. Not sure if Im going to the gym tomorrow for just cardio or cardio + L1D1, but I already have my gymbag packed, dont try to stop me.