Most of the time I'm okay with how I look. There are always areas that could use improvement but for the most part, I'm happy with how things are. In January, I started to get a little unhappy with some areas. There were some things that were gradually increasing in size and number and I didn't like it. My first response was to eat more junk because I felt bummed. That was not helpful. My second response was to find a blog with a 90-day fitness challenge and commit to doing that. Much more helpful. I started and was faithfully doing the work-outs every day. Around day 21, my lower back was really sore. I tried to stretch it out better and kept on doing the work-outs. I also had not lowered any numbers. I decided to give up pop and see if that helped those pesky numbers go down.
On day 29, my back pain was much worse, the numbers had not moved and I was missing pop. I decided to stop the exercises until I wasn't in pain. After a few days of that, I was drinking pop again. The numbers started moving but it was in the wrong direction. The back pain was not any better after a week of not exercising.
I went to a chiropractor and discovered my spine goes left towards the bottom and that apparently messes up a lot of things down there. I was told it'd be best to not exercise for awhile so I started using a calorie-counter app called my fitness pal. My goal was to leave enough calories at the end of the day so I could still have a pop and popcorn. That afternoon I had a strange sensation - it was hunger! I realized I hadn't felt that in awhile. After a week of staying within my goal (except for two days of going over), my numbers are finally moving in the right direction. It's good to see progress and I am excited to think about what will happen when I can start working out again!