Remember this guy? “10,000 years can give you such a crick in the neck!”
*Bonus points if you could hear Robin Williams while reading that line!*
Last week was not the most spectacular of weeks. I detoxed from giving up sugar, caught a cold, lost my voice, and woke up with a muscle spasm that kept me from moving my head/neck/shoulder/right arm. 4 days, it was like this! Yikes. I can handle a cold, but this is the second time that this darn muscle spasm has wrecked my world in the last 6-ish months. As a busy mom with no time to be sidelined, this cannot happen again.
On my FB page, I shared how my Beloved “grounded” me this weekend to rest and read on the couch while he did everything! He cooked, cleaned, and took all three kids grocery shopping. The man deserves another combat medal! I spent the day reading a book while alternating heat, ice, and essential oils. I’m pretty sure that I drank my weight in green tea with honey and lemon, too. I was finally able to rest knowing that the house and kiddos were in amazing hands, and I feel so much better!
I love January! It’s a new year, a clean slate, and time to take a fresh look at how we’re treating our bodies. I’m starting with my back, and I’m hoping that y’all will help a girl out!
I read up on what one should do to prevent these painful muscle spasms…
If only I had listened to my mom all those years ago and learned to stand up straight! What are some of your tips for remembering your posture? Am I doomed to glide around the house with a book on my head until my slouch is a thing of the past?
I am slowly getting back into the exercise/workout world again after my hip surgery. I’ve finally been cleared for yoga, pilates, and other kinds of exercise. I guess it’s time to focus on strengthening my upper back! Do you have any stretches or exercises that you love? What helps to keep your body upright and mobile?
Guilty. I don’t do enough of this either. Would you please excuse me? I’m going to get a glass of water…Would you care to join me?
Okay, I’m back. Now I just have to remember to do that another 7 times today. Do you have any tips on how to keep yourself hydrated?
We have the most heavenly mattress, so I know that isn’t the culprit. Have you found a wonderfully supportive pillow that you just love? I tend to lean toward fluffy, squishy, unsupportive pillows that I can sink my head right into – but I’m guessing that my pillow choice isn’t helping matters. If you have any experience with really good pillows, please send any recommendations my way!
What about you? What are your physical goals for the new year? Are you starting a new exercise routine? Are you hitting the gym? Are you, like me, aiming to drink more water? Are you going to bed a little earlier? What are some of the ways that you are trying to take care of yourself in 2014? I would love to hear all about it! Here’s to a healthy, neck and back pain-free 2014!
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