Today is Monday and the first day of my week, so I’m back at it.
Back to the good eats.
Back at the exercise.
Back at the ouchies!
I’m not sure what’s going on at our house, but yikes, everyone around me in aching these days.
I stretched, pulled, and otherwise manipulated myself into hurtful territory on Friday when I dismissed pain upon exercising and decided to power through. “Maybe this will limber me up,” thought I. “Maybe this is pain that leads to reduced inflammation in my hip joint,” I imagined.
“Maybe this will feel better after I’m done.” Fat chance!
To my credit, that last statement was not as weird a hypothesis/conclusion as one might think. Doing five minutes of exercise in the morning has been really good for me, and I HAVE felt better, more limber, and more loose in my joints because of it.
I should have stopped.
I should have gone on to the next move, and left that hip thing alone.
I should have, but I didn’t. I kept moving in that weird way until I hurt myself.
You’ve heard misery loves company, right?
It’s been proved true at my house lately. What I mean by that is that I’m not suffering alone these days.
Hubs was helping a friend with a “few” cinder blocks and wrenched his neck.
The cat that was dropped off at our house a year and a half ago is getting skinnier by the day and the vet doesn’t know why.
Our pupper is itching all over with no sign of fleas and while wearing a new flea collar. We are trying him on a new dog food and hoping that brings some relief. In the meantime, he is driving me crazy!!!
Even more important, my sister is back in the hospital this afternoon with her own mystery pain. Yikes, we are keeping this one in prayer.
What is going on?
I was not able to exercise for 8 minutes over the weekend. At some points during Saturday and Sunday I was not able to get outta the Barcalounger unaided. So stiff. So sore. So slow moving was I, that hubs had to lend a hand. And him, with the wrenched neck. We were a sight, but I am nothing if not determined…
I got up this morning, did my 8 minutes (albeit slowly and with deliberation), and then set off for work. I also took my baked oatmeal to the office with me, after having paid particular attention to portion sizes.
I hear it works, if you work it. I’m trying.
What’s working for you these days? What never works, so you have abandoned it completely?