Yeah, I know you’re supposed to consult your physician before starting any fitness regimen but what healthy person actually does that? And truthfully, these last few weeks, I’ve felt better than I have in a very long time. I’m positive its a result of healthier eating and regular exercise.

So you’re probably wondering what I’m going on about.

I started having pain in my lower back which got progressively worse until finally I decided to go to the doctor. When you have pain radiating across your lower back and shooting down your leg, your body is trying to tell you something.

On the one hand, I’m grateful for the powerful pain meds the doctor gave me. On the other hand, I’d prefer not to be told to lay off working out for two weeks.

That’s right. Two weeks, the doctor said, before I should go back to pilates and yoga. I must have pulled something, so my body needs time to rest.

I guess that’s what happens when you go from being relatively inactive to working out 3 or 4 times a week. I’m not discouraged though. I’ll heal and then as soon as I’m without pain for a full day, I’m going back to working out.