Tuesday, September 20, 2011


Went to the physical therapist for my back. During the examination, she would ask me to do certain things. After I did it she would kind of giggle (under her breath). She did this many times! Finally the examination was over, and I was thinking, I had a nut case for a therapist and she finally says...."Well you are probably wondering why all the giggling." And I said, "Yes, I'm curious..." ~ Secretly wondering if I should run away!! She said, "Well, you are quite strong and you totally put me to shame." I told her of my exercise and activity level and she giggled again and said she wished that I worked for the company she works for because they are having a fitness challenge and she wanted me on her team. (Well she would not want me now....still having trouble walking and I'm not doing well with my own fitness challenge) But hey, I know, when I'm better, I will be right back at it. Anyway, it was an encouraging time talking with her. She gave me my stretch info and just a few restrictions in the gym. So I'm happy!

Went to the gym later that afternoon to work with my trainer. We were very happy to see each other! After some time, my trainer informed me that she's 12 weeks pregnant....with twins!! She is very excited, except one of her babies is not doing well. PLEASE PRAY FOR HIM ~ Baby B (She knows he's a boy!) I had a great workout with her. It was fun being back at the gym!

Today....my back REALLY hurts! Woke up in the night with pain. So frustrating! I feel like I went backwards a little. Anyway, I am going to do all I can to get this taken care of. Dang it, I want to beat Jessica in the Fitness Challenge. She's been kicking our butts for weeks!!!

That's it for now! Take care my Friends....Do all you know to do...Work your plan and stay focused!


  1. Joy- You will be back at it before you know it...and I know you will be kicking my butt :) haha! And I can't wait for you too! But I won't make it easy on you :) haha

  2. Do they know what's wrong with your back? Is it pulled muscles, or something more?

    I hope you get to feeling completely better soon. It's awful to be working hard only to be slowed down by an injury. Hang in there!

    Love and hugs my sweet sister!!!

  3. Awww so sorry hon. Few things are worse than back pain. I don't think we realize how much we use those muscles for from sitting, to driving to walking etc. until we hurt them.
    Best of luck on a speedy recovery.

    Congrats to your trainer on her pregnancy.

  4. Sorry about your back. It's so hard to be hurting all the time. Get better fast!

  5. Congrats on others seeing the results of your hard work - and try not to be discouraged. Listen to your body and rest it - and you'll be back at 'em very soon! ;)

  6. Yeah, Im so happy you are reaping the rewards of your labor. Thanks for sharing!

  7. I found your blog through Michele recommendation. I like your openness.
    I am sorry to hear about your back and hope it is nothing serious. I used to have a lot of back issues before I lost weight so maybe you will see improvement as you keep shedding pounds. For me strength training was a big help but your therapist will advise you better on what to do.
    Good luck on your fitness journey. It can be challenging at times but boy, it is worth it!