Saturday Night Social: Cinderblock Will Not Be Hurried

I once read an article in a women’s magazine in which the author lamented that most of us have two speeds: completely sedentary or racing in place on gym equipment, running from a sense of guilt over having sat for so long. I don’t really remember what the ultimate point of the article was, but my takeaway was this: running sucks and meandering is great.

And if you don’t believe me, perhaps you’ll trust Cinderblock, the delightfully rotund shelter cat who has become an internet sensation for exercising at her own pace while loudly protesting the condescending motivational bloviations of her trainer.

“You can do it,” her fitness instructor yells off-camera in one video.

“Correction: I am doing it,” Cinderblock meows back. Cinderblock is me, and I am her. Walk slowly and complain loudly, my friend. You do the most by doing the least.

How was your week? Did you meet challenges at your own pace without regard to unnecessary fiats around how quickly you should be moving?

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I can’t wait to follow Cindy’s weight loss transformation journey. What a sweetie.

My friend is currently experiencing ongoing back spasms and other issues like her “back going out” with her lower back in particular. She’s looking at getting an inversion table but I want to see if there is a cheaper option, like a cbd cream or oil for example. Does anyone have any experience using topical cbd creams to treat lower back pain? There are so many out there it’s a bit overwhelming. Also happy to hear of any other treatments for this kind of lower back situation that may have helped anyone... thankful for any advice!