Tuesday, August 21, 2012
I have been struggling with fatigue and migraines for the past few weeks. It is depressing to think that my migraines might be coming back after I've done such a great job of exercising and trying to relax and rest.
I expressed my fears today to my migraine neurologist. She told me something very surprising! She said that the big pressure changes that occur during Florida's rainy season can actually trigger migraines. She also said that big drops in air pressure can cause arthritis pain. Her practice has been overwhelmed with migraine patients since June! (June is the beginning of Florida's rainy season.) Wow and here I thought it was just me! I can't tell you how much better knowing that made me feel. There is hope for me yet! Time to reward myself for the good job I'm doing!
Yesterday, in an effort to reward myself for withstanding all of the recent trials and tribulations (and doing a fairly good job of staying on track), I bought a smoothie maker. I have been watching it for weeks and it was finally on sale. Today after my doctor's appointment, I got out the box, read the instruction booklet and assembled the smoothie maker. I proceeded to make a smoothie for lunch. The smoothie was apple cinnamon. It was a little bit too thick but I'll improve with practice. The really cool thing was how much fun it is to create something that is packed with protein and vitamins! I'm already planning what I'll make the next time. I'd like to try to make a green smoothie. Who knew that using a small kitchen appliance could make me feel so motivated. Now that's what I call a healthy reward!