Tuesday, February 08, 2011
Ahhhhhhh and I was doing so well! Two weeks ago from yesterday, I bent over to pick something up at the store and felt a pulling in my back between my scapula and spine. I went to zumba that evening only to discover that the pain was more than annoying and I spent a good deal of the class modifying and massaging the area. At the end of class I gave up early! I have NEVER done that before! For a straight week it got worse and worse. I was using a TENS and icing everynight, but it only got more and more painful until I felt like I was having spasms. Bending and lifting even just knives to show customers made me cringe. I called last monday morning for an appointment with my chiro, who I hadn't need to go to for 5 years! He diagnosed me with a herniated disk which he said he would treat unless he determined I needed more that chiropractic manipulation, etc. I could tell a huge difference after only one appointment. My 3rd being today, I complained of that same pulling feeling when I try to bend to pick things up and how I immediately protect my left arm and lift only with my right now. He checked my rotator cuff and messed around my shoulder and arm until he found a very painful and huge knot of muscle. He sent me over to his PT who worked it out really good. Ten minutes on the TENS (stimulator) then 20 on some kind of roller thing that runs along your spine (sooooo nice!)
I haven't touched the scales! I have not been tracking because I couldn't sit, too painful! Could not zumba, way too painful. Could not walk (jarring painful!) Last week I was tore up with a cold or flu for 5 days straight! Never missed opening the store though, through all of this! My middle is looking and feeling a little heavy, but I am doing better on the eating front since I can actually sit for some time now! I am hoping by thursday I will feel more like zumba! I bought Dance of the inches Cardio Hip Hop at Walmart, will see how I do at it tomorrow and go from there!
Thanks for the goodies and concerned messages! I hate being away!! Love you all!
Monday, January 17, 2011
I am not sure how, but I have already run out of room in my glass cases and as luck would have it we found 2 6 foot ones on craigs list for $150. Tonight we painted, tomorrow we will set up the displays and hopefully the whole thing will inspire sales! Friday and Saturday were good days so it certainly helped make up for a slow couple of days! Have a great week all!
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Yayyy! It is good to be back on track with my eating and my exercise! I have already zumba's and zumba toning 4 hours this week and plan to get in another hour this evening! I feels awesome!!!!!!!!!!! Now only if business hadn't almost come to a dead stop! I know it will pick back up though and I have some potential big orders coming too.
Friday, December 31, 2010
With the holidays behind I find myself being accountable to the scales and back into swift action! A 10 lb gain! Yup, time to get back in the saddle. Last night zumba, tonight some more, MAYBE, they are having a New Years Eve party, I am not dressed for zumba, but may go home and change and see. I plan to stop in, but Steve had an idea to open the store tonight during the downtown festivities (music, ball dropping at midnight, etc) since we are only 1/2 a block away and our store front will be wholely visible. With as slow as it is right now that is not a terrible idea! I have plenty of leftover cookies from last week as well! I had originally planned on being closed tomorrow, but think I will open. Can't sell anything with the door closed and the lights off.
I had to tell my employee I didn't need her the rest of the week, I just can't see paying her when we are just not busy. She waited until I left and told Steve she told her daughter she would have to move to Texas with her if she didn't get anymore pay. I think she is just manipulating. She works under the table, cleans houses as well, recieves government assistance, housing and foodstamps, etc. She had the oppertunity to work more last week and quite honestly she forgot and shot herself in the foot. I have been giving her a little extra, only a couple of dollars, every week, gave her $50 in gift cards. She smokes cigarettes and pot, I just can't feel guilty for not giving her the hours when I know where the money goes! I kept her because we knew so little coming in and I needed someone who knew about this stuff. Now I feel like we are confident enough to go it on our own. The only reason I keep her now is so that I can go to zumba. Maybe I will switch up her hours if I keep her. 3 afternoons during the week, instead of tues, thurs sat. Ok now I am just thinking with my fingers, lol!
Hope everyone is having a great day!
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Well we survived the Christmas rush at the store and did really well! I am still extremely exhausted, but I am back on track with my eating. I did so enjoy the splurging and so did my waistline! It will make reaching goal by my 2 year lifechangerversary difficult, but I will still try!
Today I am going to zumba, it has been almost 2 weeks! I am going to be crazy sore, but I have to go, they are having a new years eve party tomorrow and I need to get the floors cleaned, so I will do that, then stay for 1-2 classes and then hopefully get to go to the party tomorrow!
They say January is the slowest month of the year in retail! I can already see it and it is not even here yet! Please pray that we survive and that the stress doesn't get the best of me, I have been struggling with anxiety so much with this store, but I am also having the time of my life!
Sorry for my absense of late! Miss you guys! Happy New Year!
Get An Email Alert Each Time JEWELS571 Posts