Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Tricky Little Muscle

Today was a pretty good day.  I woke up sore from yesterday's workout, I actually like that feeling much more than the shakey feeling.  When my alarm went off at 5:30 am I noticed my friend Tim commented on one of my Facebook posts and also sent me messages regarding our visit in September.  It woke me up and I was considering going for a 3 mile walk but I started to worry about having enough time to get ready for work.  So I stayed home and danced for a half hour.  It was fun, but I didn't feel like I got as much from it as I would if I'd walked.  It did lift my spirits though, another reminder of how big an impact exercise has on me emotionally.  
After work, the weather was cool and cloudy so I decided to go ahead and get a real walk in.  I'm happy that the 3 mile walk is still challenging enough to me that I feel proud when I complete it. I shaved 5 minutes off my usual time of an hour.  My tailbone is still being funky, which annoys me but I figure, that thing's going to feel funky whether or not I go for a walk so I might as well just do it.  When I got home I searched some videos on how to stretch the psoas muscle and did a few stretches.  It made a big difference in the tailbone.  Hopefully that is going to be a great discovery I can continue to get success from.  I might make it part of my morning ritual, psoas stretches with some meditation and something hot to drink after.  If it doesn't get better with psoas stretches I might have to see a chiropractor.  I am going to try and avoid that if I can help it.  I know stretching is essential to vitality and it has been the missing link in my quest for a healthier lifestyle.  I think if I make it routine I'll be grateful I did.  The hardest part of developing a habit is starting, once it becomes part of the norm you're not fighting against it so much.  
I feel like I put a lot of effort into my quest for self-improvement today.  Now I'm going to go pamper myself with a mud mask and a little reading before getting some beauty rest.  I can't wait to see what tomorrow will bring.

2 comments:

  1. That sounds like a good day! Way to go! Thanks for the reminder about stretching. I'm horrible at getting it done, but know it makes me feel great. I need to develop that habit, too.

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    1. Thank you, Rachel. It would seem against logic that we don't want to do things that make us feel good, but I've avoiding doing them for years.

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