If you saw my post from last week, you already know that I injured my back.  I didn’t realize that I had injured it as bad as I did but it put me out of commission for over a week.  Today was the first day that I did any sort of exercise.  I walked 1.5 miles today and I still have lower back pain.  I had hoped to start the Slim in 6 challenge but can’t.  It’s not that I don’t want to but I need to wait until I’m 100% better.  If I start this challenge, I run the risk of an even bigger injury. 

I’ve learned over the last 9 months that setbacks happen.  When they occur, it’s all about how you deal with them.  I know that physically I’m limited right now but that I need to continue to focus on my nutrition.  In fact, I need to do a better job at it!  Last week I didn’t follow my meal plan at all and it shows.  I decided to hop on the scale this week.  It’s been a few weeks since I did and I have a 4 pound gain.  I’m not pleased about that one bit.  That puts me at almost 20 pounds from goal.  So, this week is all about recommitting to better nutrition and trying to get in some form of exercise each day.  It might be a walk, yoga or gentle stretching.  When I reach 100%, I’ll start the Slim in 6 Challenge.  I’ll be hopefully no more than a week behind you all that are participating but I will get there!

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