I’ve mentioned doing low carbs and incorporating physical movement into my daily routine.
I had gone 12 consecutive days with an average of 14 minutes of continuous weight bearing activity. My fit bit actually recorded some of these days as aerobic workouts in addition to active minutes. In order to reach “active minutes” I need to move for 10 non stop minutes.
I recieved my fit bit October 26th, and have 23 days of 10 or more active minutes. 2 of the days didnt record. I only accomplished 2 songs on those days. 6 minutes.
I missed 3 straight days this week, resumed the day before yesterday with 23 minutes, and missed yesterday.
I’m in a flare.
I banged my knee a week ago, and that’s still bruised and swollen. Seems to have set off extra nerve pain. This is the same knee that turns inward when I practice lunges. I had finally gotten to 11 each of those.
I’m a bundle of pain currently. My right shoulder and blade is throwing a fit, and the burning throughout that side isn’t only physically exhausting it’s mentally burdensome.
I considered stress as the culprit too, and at least a contributer and so I started recalling the week. I had a good week! I was excited to cook and began pacing myself in the days prior to accomplish that.
I went to prayer service with my Auntie on Thanksgiving eve. I’ve never been to her Church before. I’m dedicated to mine, yet I know Jesus wouldn’t mind, in fact, he’d be thrilled for me to be with family, too. Even our ancestors would be overjoyed.
If stress caused heightened pain, swelling, and bruising, I’m not sure where the trigger was, or is. I’m sure that stress can reside in the background. There’s no way to avoid it, only manage through it.
I know that my music movement therapy is benefitting me along with stretching and being mindful of stressors that impact any type of chronic pain and illnesses.
I only started this type of movement therapy with music 3 months ago. It was all weightless water therapy previously.
I’ve taken it to a brand-new level. I’m sure my body is thanking me while being a bit angry too. It’s use to what its use too and we’re changing that.
I read a great book a couple of weeks ago and I’ll share more about it soon.
Stop Chasing Symptoms
A unique approach to the causes and treatment of chronic pain
I’m of like mind with the author, who’s also my Manual Ligament Therapy therapist, Arik Gohl. He’s been amazing support for me since I first met him in October of 2016.
His book also walks the reader through video demonstrations in addition to the written word.
It’s been a journey of self healing for 5 years now and if it takes another 5 years that’s ok.
(I started writing this before Church this morning, and in the interim completed 3 songs equaling 14 minutes)
Okay, okay, perhaps the stressor was the extra Thanksgiving stuffing with gravy. 😆