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.