Hello everyone, I am wondering if anyone with their TMS developed a fear of bending or hurting themselves by bending too much? I came to realize that I had become so fearful of causing pain that I wouldn't move at my hips like normal people. I would avoid it at all costs. When I did have to bend for things its not surprising that I would get sore (use it or lose it). I have been doing a great job of losing that fear, I move like a regular person for the most part even though I still fear bending sometimes I just relax and do it anyway. I am making good progress and feel like my back strength is coming back but now I have a new worry. I feel like I am obsessed with with getting better and getting my back stronger now. I have been exercising daily with weights or boxing to get my back strength back but I worry that this in its own way is making TMS physical. I dont lift heavy yet, I would say my workout is less strenuous than what a construction worker or landscaper does everyday. I feel like its the right way back to getting strong and normal again. To use my body like it was meant to be used. But I can't help but feel like I'm making it too physical. I plan on working out like this for a while until my body accepts it as the new normal and when I decide to go heavy again ill cut down the days to maybe 2 strength and 2 boxing a week. Sorry if this is long and rambling, I'm not too good with expressing my thoughts. Hoping to get some feed back. I am doing all the other TMS work like journaling, positive thought, and thinking about my emotions more. Currently reading the great pain deception and its helping quite a bit.