I've had lower back pain and knee problems for the past 20-25 years or so. However, they have not been really debilitating. When my back acted up, usually some heat and rest would work, and my knees hurt on runs and when climbing stairs, but I could still be active. Over the years I stopped doing sports almost altogether, mostly because I couldn't find time between work and parenting. The fact that my knees would hurt every time I tried to go back clearly didn't help, but I certainly feel like a very easy case compared to many of the members of this community. I was introduced to TMS by a colleague who had severe, debilitating back problems, went through unsuccessful surgery, and healed completely using the online program. She now not only runs 10K's regularly and feels fantastic, completely pain-free, but she also believes that there is nothing she can't achieve in life, after successfully doing this... Inspired by her, I started going through the program myself. However, I couldn't do this on a regular basis, had starts and stops, and many long breaks in between. I did Day 1 about 20 months (!!!!) ago, and I'm still on Day 37... My back and knees improved significantly after completing about 3 weeks of the program, (which probably took me about a year...) and I'm slowly adding more exercise to my routine. About 4 months ago, my left shoulder started hurting. I basically ignored it and by now the pain is almost completely gone. So while I certainly believe that this helps me, my commitment level to the program has been disappointingly low. Perhaps because I'm not suffering enough to put in the full effort. Has anyone else had a similar experience? Do you have an insight into why? Have you been able to manage it, and how has it affected your results? I'd love to get at least enough motivation to complete the program once and for all! Thank you!!