So, my back hurts. I've had lower back flair ups for a while. My body is telling me it wants me to take notice. So now I've got physical pain to go along with my guilt for not being a good steward with my body.
My mind keeps thinking that I’ve just been on a short hiatus from exercise and overall taking care of my body. Somehow I've convinced my mind that we are still physically fit...or at least getting that way. But, I hate to admit it, I've been lying to my mind.
You know, not that long ago I became a runner. Actually, I was trying to become a runner. I was working on the couch to 5K workout plan. But, I injured my knee and was told to stop (by a Doctor). The doctor gave a referral for physical therapy that is needed before resuming running.
I convinced my mind that this is why we aren’t at the gym or walking or anything. My mind has accepted the story that the knee injury was was not long ago. It was APRIL! It was nine months ago. My knee is better. I haven't yet been to the physical therapist. Now, before you judge, there are two reasons for that. One, my doctor wanted me to use a PT associated with his larger medical network. The PT department was supposed to call me to schedule. I never received a call. (Really). And, two, timing. It is so difficult to schedule all these medical appointments during the work day.
2X / year I have dental appointments. It looks like I realy need to go to a endontist because one of my root canals has lingering nerve issues. (Weird, right?) I got the referral to the endontist at my last dental appointment. I haven’t made the endontist appointment yet, either. Of course I have annual primary care appointments, Gyn. and mammos. That’s a doctor appointment every two months. PT will be/would be weekly. I struggle with the times.
So now, my back hurts.