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I got some nerve

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Quite true. We all can get a little nervy at times.
It seems my own body tries to sabotage me.
All I did was add five minutes to my morning routine yesterday, and do my light one pound weights. That's all. I promise. But when I got out and about yesterday afterward, I could feel it in my upper back, neck, and shoulder. My nerve damage decided to start screaming. Or at least whispering sweet nothings to my spine. Or not so sweet, actually.

That is the problem with trying to do more, and up my fitness. It seems every time I try to push it just a little bit more, my body - my nerve damage - decides that it can't take it. No excuses. It is not muscle pain. It is not overdoing it. Five minutes? Hey come on, that really is not all that much. Is it? Grrr.

Anyway, this morning it kicked in the left sided sciatica, along with the left sided neck, shoulder today, singing in chorus along with me at church. I got some nerve. So tell you what. Today, as should be, will be a rest day. I have got to get it to settle back down so I can get back to my morning ten minutes, and even driving to work. This week, I don't work til Thursday, so perhaps that is a good thing.

Meanwhile - I made healthy choices today. My husband offered me waffles, I said no, thank you, and had my healthy oatmeal with a cup of java. Lunch, on the go on the way home - a side salad with half the dressing, a ice coffee, and about 1/3 of my hubby's french fries. And I managed to walk nearly a mile today (so far), and pull a few smaller weeds around the yard (carefully!)

Actually, the nerve pain is less than this morning, but I will still be gentle with myself. Sigh. My inner workout diva will have to settle for listening to the healthy one. Seek inner and outer balance in all things little bee. My lower back is telling me to get out of this chair and do something else for a bit).

Things I can do: type (but not too long - really need to get out of this chair a bit), write (working on some poetry right now), empty and reload the dishwasher (without the heavy lifting and reaching), put some winter clothes away, prepare bills to be paid, make a shopping list and menu plan for the week, start the artistic doll I wanted to make, hug and pet my cat, read, eat healthy, stay positive, be gentle, remember my mantra: Getting Healthy IS my job.
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    1763 days ago
    I find the exact same issue. Just when I think I am balancing my workout with pain and I feel I can add five minutes, it all seems fine at the time. But give it as little as 10 minutes and sometimes as much as 6 hours and your body's nerve fibers are yelling curse words at you. Just how do you ever improve? Or are we at the top of our game now?
    1764 days ago
    Congrats on the spirit in this ordeal. I think it's really bad when your body works against you, but sometimes it just cant be helped so we do what we can, right! Wishing you calmed down nerves at the latest by Thursday.
    1764 days ago
  • _LINDA
    I so know the feeling. My rest weekend with Mom seemd to make my elbow feel a little better, but the moment I tried to start using it, scrubbing and cutting up my veggies, lifting some stuff around, oh boy did the screeching start :( Guess I am in for the long haul dealing with this bad elbow on top of the other issues. Sure wish I knew why the painkillers don't work at all for it.
    That is a good thing you have the next few days off. Do be careful.
    1765 days ago
  • FROSTY99
    Glad you are listening to your body. I know sometimes we want to push harder but sometimes the body just is not ready. Be gentle to it and take it easy the next few days.

    1765 days ago
    Our bodies have a way of telling us to stop. The trick is to always know when we need to listen and when to keep going. It seems like you are discovering that. I like the way you listed all the things you can do. It is important to remember and celebrate that which we can do, when we are working towards being able to do more. Blessings on your journey!

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    1765 days ago
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