Thinking about a Zumbatical and More
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
If you've ever read any of my Zumba blogs, you know just how much I love Zumba. But I'm thinking about taking a bit of a Zumbatical - you know, a sabbatical from Zumba. The hot weather makes me swell. Zumba makes me even more hot. Swelling affects my joints. Hot inflamed joints make for a lot of pain. Trouble is, I can't think of a lot that I would want to do instead.
90% of the time I just do the next thing. If my routine says to have a green smoothie, I have my green smoothie. If it says to avoid the tomato and cheese, I avoid the tomato and cheese. If it says to go to Zumba, I go to Zumba. I'm on an auto-pilot of good choices, which is probably good but I wish I'd see some actual benefit from all of it.
Mainly I'm tired. I think the constant stress of life with chronic pain has caught up to me. I can't lose weight. I've been trying for years on Sparkspeople and nada. I've cut out grains. I've cut out dairy. I've cut out tomatoes and other nightshades. I'm supposed to not have any more inflammation if I do those things. But other than a small decrease in pain from taking away the nightshades and a small decrease in sinus stuff from taking away the dairy and a small decrease in my blood sugar levels from taking away the grains, I haven't seen any huge changes. I wish I could take a sabbatical from all of it.