Anyway, my back did not feel any better this morning when I woke up. I don't know if it is a muscle problem or if I did something else to it. But all I know is that it hurts. My friend, the personal trainer, explained to me that it might be because I was using muscles, playing basketball the other night, that I have not used in a while. In a way, I understand what he is saying. But on the other hand, I have been conducting total body workouts for the last few months now and I don't understand why my lower back is acting up now. Regardless, it has happened and now I have to find a way to deal with it.
Well working out at 100% is not an option right now because it hurts to do so and I don't want to risk making the problem worse. However, I don't want to just surrender to the situation and not try to do anything as far as exercising. So, for the second day in a row, I decided to do some light cardio. I walked on the treadmill, at the hotel, for 35 mins. Any exercise is better then no exercise. And I ended up sweating in the process as well, so I obviously did something that was effective. I also took a trip to the store today to purchase Advil and a pack of the Icy Hot Medicated Patches. Let me tell you, those patches work wonders on on my back. I know my back will heal with time but hopefully the medicine will help me feel a little more comfortable when I travel back home tomorrow.
Today's post is up earlier than usual because I have to wake up at 3:00am EST to drive back to Charlotte for my flight, that takes off at 7:00am. So I need to get to sleep soon, in order to be awake enough to make that early 2 hour drive. At least I am home before the weekend starts!! Talk to you all tomorrow!
With that being said, let's get to the details of the day:
Meals of the Day (The Heavy Man - 36 Points)
(I am currently following the Weight Watcher's Points System)
Breakfast - 2 servings of 99% fat free yogurt = Points 4
Snacks During the Day - 1 small apple = Points 1
Lunch - 1 foot long Chicken Teriyaki sub on whole wheat bread with 2 slices of american cheese and a serving of baked chips and apple slices (Subway) = Points 18
Dinner - (1) 6" Double Stuffed Cheese Steak sub on whole wheat bread with 2 slices of american cheese, a serving of BBQ baked chips, and apples slices = Points 14
Total Points Eaten Today = 37 Points (1 point over my daily limit)
It is day #2 of my aching lower back problem. I did not do anything to straining today because I can't really bend over much to pick anything up. I did manage to walk on the treadmill for 35 mins though.
Day #164 - Weigh-In = 231.0 lbs
|Day #164 Weigh-In|
|Day #164 Front Shot|