Ugh, my back. The pain is back. And it is back with a vengeance.
It started with a false move during broomball 3 weeks ago. While the initial pain was crippling (and resulted in me not being able to get up for a day) – I’ve had a dull pain for 3 weeks.
But I still pushed myself through my workouts. P90x. Running on the treadmill. and YOGA. Oh yoga.
After Sunday’s fiasco where bouncing a 2 year old on my knee resulted in a sharp pain – I haven’t really recovered. I’m crooked and can’t do anything!
I went back to the chiropractor who said he could feel the spasm in my back. When asked what I’d be doing, I mentioned yoga and he immediately told me that yoga was the worst thing I could do for my back. Apparently people should have a “strong” back… NOT a flexible back (you only need flexible hips). He said yoga/pilates related injuries are the most common ones he sees in his office.
So – he told me I could stick with the yoga and continue to see him on a regular basis or I could stop the yoga and stop my back pain. I think I’ll stop the yoga.
As I was hunched over and shuffling slowly to make some coffee this morning, it was like fate or something was feeling sorry for me and I noticed this on the Starbucks bag:
Free coffee?? Say whhhaaa? I love free stuff. Seriously, I’m a free stuff whore.
Return the bag for a cup of free coffee? Yes, please. And to think – I almost threw away the bag (it was empty!). So check your Starbucks coffee bag (if you drink it).