Monday, June 17, 2013
I've been suffering with my shoulder for a couple weeks now and decided I had to make the 45 minute drive to see my Chiropractor. I love my chiro. He's been working on me for about 12 years now. If it were not for him and his massage therapist (a 70+ year old Japanese man who specializes in Chinese torture techniques) I know I would not be moving today. Anyway, he told me to come'on in and he'd fit me in. He really cracked me up.
On my ride home, I had a couple really close calls. .. . you know, the sphincter slamming kind. The first was when a guy in a pickup truck (probably on his cell phone ) took a curve too wide and came over into my lane. I was on my Spyder and that probably saved me cos he was only inches from my front fender before he swerved back into his lane. If I'd been driving my car, he would have nailed me for sure.
The second one was a deer standing ON the fog line in a blind corner. The guy on a Harley in front of me nearly laid it down trying to move away from it. All I could do was aim towards the direction I wanted to go, duck my head and drive on through. Thankfully, the deer didn't move.
There were two more instances of absolute STUPIDITY that didn't involve me personally. In two separate occurrences, miles apart, impatient drivers passed other cars in no passing areas at insane speeds forcing oncoming traffic off the road. It really makes me hate to have to drive anywhere anymore!
So, I am very thankful to be home again safely.
I did good this weekend and today so far as my nutrition. Can't really work out like I need to until this shoulder thing calms down. But I am doing what I can.
Haven't had a chance to catch up on what's going on with you . . . but I'm looking forward to hearing how everyone's doing.
Time for me to get horizontal!!!
Friday, June 14, 2013
Had a massage today, hoping it'll help my shoulder.
Ate a lot of fruit (love fruit in season!) and stayed at the low end of my range. Drank extra water too.
So far as exercise, I did my 2 x 10 minutes to keep my streak going but aside from that not much. Dug out a start on the new flower bed but not much.
The massage therapist that I went to today (2nd time) also does reflexology and other modalities. She sent me home with a book about zone reflexology. Not sure what to think of it. . . .but I do know my arms tingled when she worked on the corresponding zone in my feet. . . . kinda spooky if ya ask me.
What do you think about reflexology???? Have you had it done? I'm really curious & would appreciate some feedback.
Gonna hot tub and hit the sack . . . really tired.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Feeling better every day of this "Phase 2" of my Spark Program.
My shoulder's still messed up so I am limited on certain activities
but I'm adapting and doing what I can.
I've scheduled a massage for tomorrow. That'll be good.
I can tell that I've passed into another stage of "Phase 2".
This passage was mental, not physical.
The first tell was deliberately passing up the chocolate
at the store a couple days ago.
I am paying more attention to my food selections, quantities, tracking.
The temps have been quite cool for June. Yesterday I made a big bowl of vegetable soup. Today I made tomato soup. Hearty, filling, yummy, very satisfying. And warm.
I've been working in the yard as much as I can. Today I was relocating three rainbird (sprinklers) from one section of the yard to another. Because I don't like to get wet, especially when it's cool outside, I try to set the rainbirds at the end of the length of the hose, away from the faucet it's hooked up to, so I can turn them on in sequence without getting wet.
So, I had a series of three set up, ready to go, and proceeded to turn them on one by one. The first one worked just the way it was supposed to. I thought the second one was working too, but as soon as I turned on the third one, it started spinning and shooting water everywhere. I turned to run away from it and ran right into the second one.
Now all 3 of the sprinklers are drenching the yard, but 2 of them are misfiring, sending out eratic geysers of water everywhere, looking more like water ballerinas than rainbirds.
I try to time my approach to the faucet to shut it off so I don't get wet . . . well, lotsa luck with that!
Needless to say, by the time I had them shut off, I felt like I had been through another of Coach Nichole's BootCamp workouts!
And I was thankful for a warm bowl of soup!
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
I think I hit the breaking point yesterday . . . and decided I'm not going to break it! I'm gonna make it!
But it snuck up on me. . . . I wasn't having a particularly good day. Have not been feeling the best for a while. I'm tired of constant pain. I can't do the things I want to do . . . including my workout. And constant pain beats ya down after a while. blah.
I had to go into town to do some errands and shopping. My shoulder is hurting so bad I can't ride my motorcycle..... so I had to take my car. blah.
First stop, road construction. . . . repaving the road. Had to wait for them to finish so I could follow the pilot car. blah
Next, stop at the pharmacy. I had to wait 30 minutes for something that was supposed to be done before I got there. blah.
And then, I went to the grocery store to pick up some produce. It was all yucky and overpriced. blah.
The final straw . . . on my way to the check out, I see a huge display of Russell Stover chocolates.
ON SALE!!!! This is a sign!!!
I DESERVE THIS!!!
Then, my little SparkAngel was screaming in my ear . . .
AM I NUTS????
Ya wanna feel even worse????
So, I did just that . . . . I walked past them . . .
When I got home, I had a handful of yummy fresh strawberries.
I still felt blah . . . but I feel better today.
I know that if I'd bought/eaten the chocolate, I would have been SO disappointed in myself. I would NOT have felt better. It would have made matters even worse.
But today I feel even more determined, empowered to succeed. I feel like that one decision was a huge hurdle. And I did it. I made the right decision.
If it is to be, it IS up to me.
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