Monday, June 27, 2011

When Did I Become 92 Years Old?!

This is what I look like lately!  (I realize the girl above is not 92 years old!  The picture is a perfect example of my position lately and I just FEEL like I am 92 years old.  )  

When it comes to exercise, I am not that extreme--I do like to exercise about 40 minutes a day--but light exercise like walking and the elliptical and casually pedaling my bicycle around the neighorhood is my speed.  I don't like anything like heavy weight lifting or running.  I figure I do just enough to stay in shape and be able to indulge in the occasional French Toast. 

But lately my back has been killing me, not all the time but sporadically.  It really started to hurt this weekend when I was out shopping, heaven forbid!   Whereas last weekend I went horseback riding for an hour and rode my bicycle for 16 miles and walked all over Mackinac Island and nothing--no pain, I felt fine.  But try to run around Costco and Target and the grocery store and owwwwwwwwww.

Eric finally got fed up with me and bought me a pair of ATHLETIC shoes because he doesn't like how I run around in flip flops and heels and I even work out that way--well, not heels on the elliptical but I have been known to go for a walk in them!  It is his opinion that I am not giving my back enough support in my choice of footwear.

So anyhow I now own some white trainers with light blue trim.  And we will see if it helps.  My massage person says I need to stretch before and after exercising.  So I am trying to remember to do that.  Or it will be aspirin and a heating pad for me! 

Anyone have any back ache stories or home remedies to share?  Thank you in advance!

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Anonymous said...

Hi Lesli, I love your blog(s) but this is the first time I have posted. I agree with your husband that you probably need better support from your shoes...have you considered Crocs or Birkenstocks? I know they are not the most fasionable, but you might be surprised at some of the cute styles they have. Crocs especially has some cute flip-flop options, and if you read the website reviews some have commented that it helped them with foot and back problems.

Hope you feel better! Lisa K.

Lesli said...

Aww, thank you, Lisa! That was very sweet of you to comment especially because you are a first-time commenter! I hope you will comment again in the future. Thanks for reading my blog and thanks for the advice--I do appreciate it. The past few days, my back has been feeling really great so maybe my new trainers are helping me.