Some of you may know this already, recently I have been going back and forth to the hospital for a month now. I have severe muscle spasms on my lower back and my spine is apparently straighter when it should be more curved. This is very alarming to me, not to mention painfully expensive as well.
Like a lot of women I am always conscious about my body, but for the wrong reasons. I based everything on my appearance. I’m not overweight nor underweight, I am mostly in between. I don’t exercise regularly but whenever I feel like I am gaining weight I cut down on my food intake or exercise a little. My point is, exercising was never really a part of my lifestyle. I just pull it out of my sleeves whenever I feel like it.
I’ve been contented with that, until now. My body has come to a point where I need to regularly exercise to keep it at a normal state. At the moment, my muscles are stiff and in pain. My movement is limited and even walking can be a little bit painful already.
It is time for me to change my mindset and my lifestyle. And I wanted to share with you what I learned from this experience. If before I only exercised when I felt like improving my looks, now I want to exercise regularly because I want to take care of my body. I want to be responsible and live a healthier lifestyle. After all, what I sow now I will reap later. I really want to avoid going back to the hospital and end up spending lots of money for something that I could avoid by taking care of my body.
I know that this is not going to be easy. I am going to have to unlearn my old habits and learn new ones, but it is something I intend to do. Having said that, I already bought a couple of things for my quest to be more active. They are pink and very girly haha, and I am very fond of them. I got a pink yoga mat from Toby’s, they also have it in different colors in case you are interested. I also got new running shoes from Nike at The Athelete’s Foot store, really not a fan of that store’s name. They are on sale at the moment and they have quite the nice selection of sports shoes. That’s all for now, good night ladies, and have a great weekend ahead of you :)
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Great post I have several mats since I like to work out. Read my post its a pick me up drink after workout.
I think it's amazing that you're focusing on your health and changing your lifestyle :)
Good luck, Shayne! ♥ I wish I could find the discipline to work out too! Sadly, it's a bit hard to let go of old habits especially since I've developed a larger appetite when I was pregnant. Hehe.
Beautiful and inspiring post, I hope everything will get better for you! <3
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Sorry about your health issues… I am sure it is very painful… I am trying to maje excersise a part if my daily routine too.. Its so tough in beggning… Hope you get rid if your back pain..
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I hope you get better soon! I have fibromyalgia, so I know what you mean :P I've found that if I do extra cardio, it's a little easier to move around without as much pain.
The more you exercise the more energy you get.
Hope you are feel much better. When it comes to back pain, gotta be very careful. Just devote some time everyday and i can guarantee, you will be loving it. It will be a bit tiring to start off with but its definitely worth it.
Love the colour combo of the trainers.
get well soon and I'm going to check that yoga mat in toby's (thanks for letting us know). and you are right, it's not just the looks, it's about healthy lifestyle (then fortunately, because of the healthy lifestyle nagiging toned and healthy ang body :D)
“unlearn old habits and learn new ones” veeery wise. I'm starting to feel the need to exercise for health rather than vanity, too. But I guess I'm just waiting for something critical before I get up and move. Bad, I know :(
Glad to hear that you're having a healthy lifestyle Shayne! Wish you all the best with that.. :)
Sounds terrible. Hope you'll get better soon.
wahhh i love this post!! i'm so sorry to hear about you being in and out of the hospital but i feel like i can relate in the sense about the reasons why we as woman work out!!
i'm definitely guilty of only working out when i feel severly out of shape! i need to make it a more regular thing.. especially since i've hit 30 i definitely feel in the last year or so my body is A LOT more angry with me if i don't get enough sleep or i overindulge i feel it a lot more now then i ever felt like i did in my early 20's!!
motivation!! for both of us :) your sneaks are sooo so cute i love the colors.. maybe i need to get me some cute sneaks like that to get me motivated haha!!
Healthy lifestyle is the way to go. I need to get off my butt, too. And I looove the shoes!
Your shoes looks pretty =)
I just started to follow a workout video recently and it's working wonder for me. I base on appearance too… even if I am tiny and that makes most peoples think I am skinny… I actually have a lot of hidden fat XD
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People should really know what their goals are in working out. And it's good if the reason for this is to make himself/herself better. Nice post dear! Cute shoes by the way :)
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HI sis. I had an issue sa back pain rin, there was a time nga na sa sobrang sakit, I wasn't manage to go to work, Hayss.. I also wanted to have a healthy lifestyle na.Start workout na, go go girl. ^^
Oh no are you sick? You were very cheerful when I read your posts and I was sadden by this one. I am also not into exercise thing (lazy patootie here!) and I don't have a weak immune system but physically I am underweight, really payat that my friends are always complimenting that I should be concern with my weight. But I can't help it, even if I tried a lot of vitamins and eat a lot (actually I EAT A LOT) still I remain payat! But I notice that I've become so slouchy.
Get well soon! Btw, nice shoes!
You go girl! I've been doing the same lately, being average weight doesn't make us healthy, so we really have to work at it!
Cute shoes! I really hope the physical therapy helps a lot :)
wowww this shoe is so gorgeous! love the colors alot :0
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Your post reminds me that I needed to exercise too .. Hopefully, I can come back to that regular weekend jogging.
Take care Shayne :)
Sorry to hear about your health. T_T Had some issues with mine too, recently. Wish you all the best with this venture. <3
You should watch Blogilates on Youtube (she also has a website with a workout calendar every month). I do it every day. It's hard but funny, and you feel so happy after doing it. So try it !
I know you can do it :)) And yeah, health first before anything :)) Love your shoes . so cute and definitely girly ! :DD
Your shoes are so cute and colourful! I'm trying to exercise more with fitness dvds and things like that ~ but once I start college I will definitely be joining sports teams and classes, I've always wanted to try yoga haha^-^
Best of luck and I really hope that you stay healthy! x
Sorry to hear about your back problems but it's good that you're making a move towards taking better care of yourself. I used to be the same way until I learned the heard way that my wellbeing starts with my health and then the rest falls into place. Good luck Shayne!
Sorry to hear that you're in pain. There's nothing worse. Yoga is usually good for all types of pain disorders but getting any type of activity will get you on the right track. Cute shoes!
Hi Shayne, thank you for the short and sweet comment on my blog.
I'm sorry to hear that you are having back problem and visiting the hospital regularly. I hope they find out what happened to your spine to make it straighter than it should be. I recently had a sacro something (lower back) inflammation and it really is no fun when it affects all movement.
And yes, we should exercise more regularly. The only exercise I do are walking daily. I need to step up on it.
With such cute pink yoga mat and colourful shoes, you would definitely find motivation in exercising!
I'm sorry about your recent hospital visits ): I agree that everyone should exercise not just to keep up with physical appearances, but also to stay healthy! I love that pink yoga mat :) I just bought myself a teal one the other day!
I'm afraid too when time comes when I need to exercise regularly. It's not part of my everyday routine but maybe for the better noh? we should do everything just to have a healthy lifestyle. Anyhow I'm loving the kicks planning to buy one, the color pink. Haha too girly! Goodluck to your exercise and health! :)
i like the color of your mat and shoes!
i hope you will feel better (it is hard when you know something is wrong with your body) given this change of lifestyle :) good luck shayne!
Seems like you bought what you need!
Actually and unfortunatly, I'm not a ballerina. I've just started some very basic ballerina workout at home because I was also having problems with my back and health and my doctor advised me eiher Pilates or ballerina training.
I understand what you mean in this post. We really must look out for our health and not only our physical appearence. And yes, It also means that we have to change our habits a bit. Hope your back gets better, but exercising does help a lot! Good Luck! And sorry for the long comment.
good luck! :) I'm also trying to live a healthier lifestyle by going to the gym and watching my diet! As they say, prevention is always better than cure.
this was such an interesting post and you;ve sort of changed my outlook on exercise! I only seem to do it when I need too then stop when I don't but actually its supposed to be in your lifestyle; if thats not motivation to exercise I don't know what is! thanks for such a helpful post!
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Oh goodness, I hope you feel better once you start exercising. I know that when I exercise daily I feel SOOO much better. Pilates is the one that always chills me out the most.
By the way, thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving that sweet comment! :D
Cute work out shoes and mat! Good luck Shayne! I know you'll do well :)
i love pink an that pink yoga mat makes me want to go back to my gym class. lol
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I hope you're doing all good now dear,those spasms are really alarming tsk3x..
btw,your shoes looks so pretty!!!
it reminds me of my friend who loves pink a lot <3
thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog Shayne
I really appreciate it :))
Good for you Shayne! You're doing something for your back pain. :D
Such an inspirational post! Yoga is amazing, it has helped my back pain so much after an accident a few years back, and is so good for the mind, and helps you sleep too! New follower here, love your blog! :)
keep one's fingers crossed for you!
Wow! Good luck and I hope you sort out all your issues with the back spasms :) – they sound horrible!
Oh gosh, I agree that mindset is incredibly important for physical and mental health. I wish you the best of luck on your journey! (And I'm sure you look super cute in those running shoes!)
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Hi sweety, so sorry to hear about your pain, I hope that it can be improved to. I think its important to get some exercise, not even for weight purposes but for health and fitness purposes. Thanks for your kind visit, wish you well for the rest of the week!
Those sneakers are so cute, who wouldn't want to take them out running! :) Excersising is sometimes hard to find time for, but always important! I need to start running more often too! But I think I might have to pick up some of those cute sneakers first!
Great Lifestyle and i wish you all the best :)
Great post! Thanks for sharing!
Hugs, Brittany, xx
thanks kati :)
i checked it out, thanks jackie :)
thanks shannon :)
my bestfriend would probably say being a mom is enough work out ^^ thanks shari :)
thanks for your concern demi, will check it out :)
thanks pooja, for me its easier at the begining because im very motivated but when it becomes later on it requires a lot of commitment :D i glad you are doing the same <3
hi lainey im sorry to hear about your fibromyalgia, i googled it and found out that it is a rare condition. i hope you get better :) i havent started doing a lot of cardio yet as advised but i will soon work on that too. thank you for your advice :)
thanks filip :)
thanks rea :)
thanks avy :)
hehe, i encourage you too kristine :) and thanks!
thanks naaj :) it was hard and tiring at first like you said, but im trying to stay commited ^^ thanks for the encouragement <3
im glad you find it useful arya, they have it in different colors & brands. almost all of them are on sale :) and true parang consolation nalang ung toned body which is nice, health comes first <3
i hope nothing critical happens and a good motivation will comes for you. maybe a nice sporty outfit or a bribe ^^
likewise lisa, i can relate to every word that you said :) i was hoping my body would just stay “healthy” even with my unhealthy lifestyle like when i was younger, but now its different. need more cute sporty outfits for motivation haha. *fist pump*
oh i have those too! im getting better at hiding it which was a good excuse at that time to not exercise ^^ i am already your follower :)
very well said verna and thank you for dropping by :)
hi sis :) did you have it checked na? kase pag di naagapan baka lumalala. masakit pa ba? i hope you are feeling well right now :)
hi rubie i am atm but im getting better and hopefully after a few months the pain is totally gone na ^^ thanks for your concern. may body type talaga na payat some girls even think you are very lucky to have it :) as long as your healthy ok na for you and the baby <3
I really enjoyed reading through this post. You made my mopey Monday much more enjoyable, thank you!! xx
thats true, i really like how you put that in words :) thanks for dropping by <3
it does paola ^^ slow but it is getting better. thank you for your concern <3
that was the selling point of the shoes for me too <3 i actually dont like rubber shoes in general but this one i really like because of the color combination and the white/grayish base :)thanks cathy!
i encourage you to do the same diane :) motivation for both of us <3
thanks bethany :) what happened? hope you are feeling better :)
thanks roxy <3 i appreciate it :)
thanks for dropping by brittany :)
thanks ina i aperciate it :)
thanks for your well wishes sam <3 take care and have a nice week ahead of you :)
hahaha i feel the same way francesca, thats actually the main reason why i wanted to get new sneakers. for motivation! ^^ i hope you find time to run or do some exercise routines daily :)thanks for always dropping by i appreciate it :)
thank you stephanie ^^ they are cute <3
thanks emma :) it is getting better :)
thanks shee :)
thank you carrie, i wish i can do yoga soon i was advised not to do it yet. i mainly use the mat for some of my exercise routine and stretching :)
hahaha ^^ thanks for dropping by julie :)
thanks too tin :) i do love pink and i think your friend have good taste in colors haha ^^
thanks for your encouragement steph :)
wow pilates! someday id like to try it too, i find it very impressive ^^ thanks for stopping by too <3
thanks anfal :) im really glad you find it useful, i bid you good luck in your desire to improve your exercise routine :)
good luck to you too emily <3 to both of us haha. i hope you get to try ypga its something i really want to dive into. hopefully soon i can :D
thanks rowena for you concern i really appreciate, i hope whatever it is that happened is now okay for you :)
thanks alison :) im not advised to do yoga yet but when i get better and when doctor permits i will try it :)
i hope you are feeling better now jo :) i had muscle inflammation on my back too, at some point its really visible than the other side when its swollen. thank you for your concern i really appreciate it <3
what a nice coincidence :D i love that color too :) unfortunately it wasnt available but if it was id be very torn between those two colors ^^ lucky enough both colors are on my sneakers :D thank you melissa <3
lala they have this is very pink color too :D and its on sale but i think you live far away from my place :( im looking forward to see what you will pick :) thanks for dropping by <3
very well said hazel :) i have to start watching my diet too haha ^^
thats true sally, its even harder when it takes time to really point out whats wrong with it ^^ thank you for dropping by <3
i really appreciate the long comment <3 for your ballerina training do you also get to use the shoes a lot? i wish my doctor advised me to do the same training haha ^^ i really like ballerina things. i even buy ballerina warmers for the fun of it ^^ thank you for dropping my blog <3
mushii thanks for sharing this channel :) i am watching it right now. i really like it :D mostly because of the host shes soo cheerful! <3
Sometimes it really takes something drastic to remind us to not abuse, and really take care of our bodies. Hope you're doing better now. :)
Oh, and nice shoes. ;)
Oh no, I hope you will feel better soon sweetie and your post is such a wonderful inspiration! You can do it. Muah
best reason to exercise :)
I totally agree with you, Shayne! Like you, I wasn't really into exercising until I looked in the mirror and saw my baby fats. Yeah, I'm not ashamed of it. Hehe! Anyways, I started researching on workouts that'll suit my schedule and voila! I do 25-30 crunches + 15 The Hundreds a night and I dance to my favorite KPOP songs during weekends for an hour or so.
This is actually good for you! :)
Does the mat comes in purple? I am doing dynamic yoga sometimes. :)
hi sam! it does come in purple, your fave color :)
haha i feel like your such a lively person to be around with <3 atm i am only doing hm 30 crunches and im slowly adding other exercise routines to it ^^
indeed :) welcome to my blog sofia!
im glad you like the post talisa. thanks :)
thanks diana, your very sweet :)
sad but very true :) i am feeling better now thanks, it takes awhile before i really felt the improvement ^^
Since I started working out, I already lost about 25lbs and I must say. I felt healthier. But I make sure that my motivation is because I want to be healthier. I love my body so I'm taking care of it. I don't want to do crash diets and such and I'm taking things slow because lang because my aim is not to be thin but to be ultimately healthy. :)
gellie your very inspiring <3 i am changing my mindset into that. I am currently increasing my exercise routine as my back gets better and its true it really does feel a lot healthier and even my moods are more empowered after exercising :) thanks gellie :)
got the mat, mine is blue but I wanted the red one pero dumihin so got the blue :D
ou thats nice :) i am also getting another blue one for my dad or probably green, whichever color is available. sana hindi pa ubos ^^
Ang ganda ng shoes mo,, im also on a look out for one. Love everything that's pink. : )
thanks giday ^^
Hi Shayne, hope you're ok now.. take care
I too, need to start transitioning my lifestyle into a healthier one. It's hard for me to get motivated to exercise most days! I definitely need to get a new pair of athletic shoes. I think that would help a bunch.
Thank you so much for your sweet comments! I really enjoy your blog :)
i am good now <3 thank you tin :)
it will motivate you ^^ esp if you buy some gym clothes and other sporty outfits hehe :D thank you payton <3 i really appreciate it.