The first day I read the book and started this program I felt great. I played with my dog, did laundry, and went for a walk for the first time in three weeks. Yesterday, day 2, I woke up in quite a bit of pain again. I think waking up and feeling pain immediately out of bed caused more tension and I then caused myself more pain as the day went on. I also had a terrible headache and heart burn which are both fairly uncommon for me. The whole day I was kicking myself for doing so much activity on that first day. I thought for sure one of those activities caused me so much pain. I know I still need to work at this and beat the thoughts in my head. It's just so hard when you wake up and feel such intense pain from the start. I appreciate the discussion about evidence sheets today. I have to remember that just a few days ago, I could sit in the car, go to the store and do so many activities with no limitations or pain. There shouldn't have been anything done in that time to cause structural damage so I know it's psychological. Maybe I'm getting an 'extinction burst' like Alan Gordon discussed. Or I need to care less and stop monitoring and tracking how I feel day to day and activity to activity. I'm flying across the country tomorrow and I think I'm holding a lot of tension about such a long flight. I'm doing my best to work through it.