Thanks for the advice fellas. Looks like patience is the key and I just need to keep trucking until I lose some weight and strengthen my lower back/core.
Yogi, yeah I am definitely eating better. Not perfect, but significantly better. After years of diets on and off and realizing I don't have the willpower for anything too low carb or restrictive, but I think I found something that works for me that is a lot healthier than I would eat before and more importantly I don't feel miserable doing it so it isn't hard to sustain.
Before: IT desk job, zero physical activity, ate 1-2 meals a day of whatever and however much I wanted, drank Gatorade all day at work, etc.
Now: My wife and I got Disneyland passes (walking a few miles vs. sitting on the couch at home every weekend or so), I go to the gym 5 days a week now (legs, push, pull, push, pull), I drink nothing but water and enjoy a diet coke when we go on our weekly dates as a treat, and I eat 3x a day with significantly less carbs and fat and a lot more protein.
Nothing earth shattering, but it's a lot of small changes that are adding up for me compared to what I did before I am noticing.