Back Pain = Extreme Boredom
With a perfectly good excuse to stay home and do nothing, you’d think I’d be happy and content to relax in my recliner watching movies. Sitting at a desk hurt my back after a short amount of time. Walking hurt a bit. Lying down felt fine…usually. After a mere two days, however, I was bored out of my mind.
I did some hip/butt/thigh work while waiting for the school bus with my son. Nothing big, just some standing work.
- Glute Raises – 15r 2x
- Hip Adductions – 15r 2x
- Hip Abductions – 15r 2x
Not a big deal. But I want to work my core and I want to do heavy squats to unflatten my butt.
The reason I started exercising was to have a couple hours away from my son and get out of the house; it helped his social skills as well (he was sorely lacking). But that ceased to be a real reason a long time ago. Now I exercise every day for 3 reasons:
- Emotional stability
Without my daily exercise Prozac, my mood is all over the place. Ugh.
This has been the hardest time for me with eating too. Growing up, I ate all the time out of boredom. It was a habit that stayed with me for most of my life and was super difficult to break. Even now it crops up whenever I’m bored for prolonged periods of time…like now.
So I’ve been kicking my heels waiting, waiting, waiting. Staying at home lying in a recliner or lying on the floor sucks after the first day!
What do you do when you’re bored? Do you turn to food when in need?