DDP Yoga – Day 3 (Rest Day)
Getting outta bed this morning was tough – my back ached like I had actually had an encounter with Bane and gotten acquainted with his knee. As the day progressed it eased up a bit but I decided to leave DDP for today – like I said before, I don’t want to overdo it and then never use it again so I’m taking it easy – but I did go for a lengthy walk.
I usually walk about 2.5 miles on any day I’m shifted in work but today I went down the Taff Trail and hit just over 4 miles. It was a pretty decent walk and the rain wasn’t too bad. Plus, I got to work my upper body as well as I was pushing the pram for most of it and my back felt awesome after a while. It has started to ache a bit but not as bad as it was before the walk. How it’ll feel tomorrow is another matter!
My main battle is remaining focused on being active. During my long-term absence there were days I pushed myself to be active and ended up over-doing it and then being idle for a lenghty period of time. I know that being idle is the worst thing to do when you have back pain but sometimes it just feels easier and I have always been a follower of the path of least resistance. So, my main focus is to be active daily, DDP Yoga every other day and a walk on my ‘rest days’. The walks should be a given considering I can walk the kids to/from school so that’s about 4 miles if I do both school runs…
Despite the aches and pains, I still feel pretty good. My head feels clearer and I feel a bit more comfortable in myself so at least there has been a noticeable change in such a short amount of time.