Sunday, March 27, 2011

Gloomy Sunday

Typically, a gloomy Sunday is just what the doctor ordered. A reason to stay in my pajamas, to sip coffee, and to lazily doze off from time to time. But instead of feeling super relaxed, I have a desire to get up and get going.

In yesterday's post - I mentioned I did not feel like going to Zumba. But I did - and sooo glad I did.  It did make a huge difference in how I felt the rest of the day. I also chose to hold myself accountable to the changes I have slowly been making in my life. Some of you may have read the post about my new journey - Path to Wellness. I am so serious about making some serious changes both mentally, physically and spiritually. This whole path I have been on, trying this - testing that, dropping that, adding this - is just not enough.

What started this? The freaking pain in my shoulders. I noticed, during an argument the other day, the shooting pain got worse, and I could hardly lift my arm. I think the stress is getting pretty chronic, and that is something I will not stand for.

So I went to the doctor, and explained my symptoms. I told her it could be stress, but I was not sure. She has referred me to an Orthopedic Doc for xrays on Tuesday morning, and she gave me muscle relaxers. Here's the thing - the muscle relaxers only knock me out. The tension is still there. Plus - I have NO desire to be one of THOSE people who depend on drugs for pain relief.

That's why I pushed through Zumba, and decided to be very careful of my food intake. I see food as medicine/fuel, and I want to eat things that may have anti-inflammatory properties. I just made that official committment, and put it all out there.

The other day, one of my coworkers expressed how it was so important for my spirit to have goals to accomplish. I could not agree more. I need to set some goals for my mind, body and spirit. For my mind - I have found something to study and I am SUPER excited about it. Yes, it is a little "school" time, if you will. I will reveal all in good time. I want to make sure this is what I would like to try out on the side.

As for the body - I need to up my game. I was playing around in my old Weight Watchers books the other day, and I read that my Zumba class (for example) will add 11 points to my day. WOW. That's quite a work out. I need to see how I can do that more often, through out the week. So there in lies a little goal for me - up the amount of aerobic activity throughout the week. As for my spirit - that's the hardest and easiest one all rolled into one. I will tackle that another day.

Goals are super important. What goals have you set for yourself recently?


Mrs. Indecisive said...

I need to set a goal to start making an effort with food. Starting my business the past couple weeks, I'm grazing but not even slightly healthy. PB&J? Frozen 200 calorie pizzas? Yuck. Even though I workout a minimum 3 times a week, it's just not enough.

So this week I need to homecook a meal every night! said...

Popping in from Lady Blogger.

SO glad you went to Zumba...It sounded as if it helped your Mind & Body. :) xx

Kimberly said...

I love making goals! I do them all the time, I write a to do list almost every work day :)

TV's Take said...

This is a great post and good job on pushing through. I've always worked out but after a few rough months this past summer I had terrible back problems. I started Pilates and LOVE it. It makes me want to be healthier. Good stuff. Keep up the good work and thoughts!

Anonymous said...

You've read my blog know I have a lot of stuff to get done. Haha. Too many goals I say!


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