I wasn't sure where this went, under here, or exercise.
For the longest time I thought my stomach protruding and my back arching was completely normal, and because of my weight. And it probably is. Actually, I'm sure it is. But I've also started to think that maybe all the back pain I have is something I can work on WHILE I lose weight. The way it was explained to me is that, as bad as it sounds about myself, all the sitting I've done over the years has caused it. I even did the wall test, and sure enough, there's a significant gap there. And at my last job, I had horrible horrible pain, but I read about tilting my pelvis IN to lessen it--it did help with the pain, but it was hard to hold because I wasn't USED to having good pelvic...posture? I guess?
"Lower cross syndrome is a posture issue generally caused by sitting all the time. The erector spinae (lower back spinal muscles) and hip flexors tend to be tight, and the glutes and abdominals tend to be weak. This typically results in an anterior pelvic tilt - causing one's butt and gut to stick out."
I'm just wondering if anyone here has had this issue? Did it get better as you lost weight? Did the stretches really help? Does this potentially mean that I can work on my core, and that my behind might possibly get a little smaller someday and my stomach could kind of..."come up" if I actually get some core strength?