I’ve posted about how great I felt when I was active. About a week and a half ago, I started to have pain in my lower back. This wasn’t caused by over exercising, it is the combination of being a mom and cleaning the house. I hadn’t been to the gym for a few days before and haven’t been since. Once the back resolved, I came down with a nasty cold and had trouble breathing at rest, so getting my heartrate up was out of the question.
Today, I’m feeling human but worn out. Just as I noticed an increase in my energy level after I started exercising, I’ve noticed a decline since I’ve been more sedentary. I look forward to getting back to the gym tonight after the hubby gets home.
I had been hoping to participate in my first 5K by the end of the summer. By going to the gym late at night when no one else was around, I found the courage to try jogging instead of walking. This is no small feat for someone who is overweight, but I did it. It felt great! I’m not going to be doing any running for a while, but I am definitely going to work on building up to it again. I can almost feel the satisfaction I know I will feel when I do it, and I’m going to use that to motivate me.
It’s easy to view a setback as a failure. It’s only a true failure if you fail to get back to doing the work required to achieve your goal.