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This monthâ€™s article: In Case of Emergency Break Glass
Right before the accident, I had been thinking how great I had been doing! I was thinking back on how happy I was about running regularly, lifting weights and eating a balanced diet. I had never felt so good. Then my back went out. I spent the next 8 weeks walking around like an ancient crooked little man. Being so limited, I got used to lying around on the couch. And you can’t lie on the couch without eating ice cream – its a law of nature. I got used to take-out and comfort food. When my back healed, I was a different person! Gone was the love of moving and the discipline of regular exercise. It stayed that way for several years. It took a long time to get back in shape and it stopped being a pleasure. I had lots of relapses and it was a frustrating return to health. I remember the experience well. It was as if I was in a different body. And the routines and habits I had carefully developed felt like they belonged to someone else.