there it was, November as National Blog Posting Month, of which i only missed one day and had 34 posts total. pretty good, and i did enjoy it, although i definitely posted some things i would otherwise maybe have just tweeted about or shared on google reader, which felt inauthentic, so we’ll see if there’s any momentum here.
onward: last year, i declared December Focus On My Body Month. i can’t believe it’s been a whole year….and at the end of that 2009 declaration i said “but if i spend all this time and energy focusing on this and nothing changes i don’t know what the hell i’m going to do in 2010.” well, here it is the end of 2010, and my constant, chronic neck/shoulder pain problem is now a year and 2 months old (give or take, depending on when you start counting). i have kept up my health/fitness regime this past 12 months more than any other recent year (no going entire months without going to the gym), and the rest of my body is in great shape. but the neck/shoulder thing is still bothersome and unresponsive to any treatment i’ve done. i spent literally hundreds of dollars and hours this year trying to alleviate it, and nothing has changed other than now i’m used to it. (many thanks to all of you who have offered advice/recommendations/referrals etc, but i really don’t need any more.)
what i do know is that if i don’t take the time to focus on my body, cleanse from toxins, destress, etc, the problem gets worse. it might not make me feel better, but at least i don’t feel worse. and since it’s dark out at 5:00….most days i don’t have anything better to do after work than go to the gym. so, once again, December will be Focus On My Body Month, which means more consistent exercise (mostly: not skipping the gym to do social things), more concentrated relaxation, and less crappy food (like that huge goat cheese and portabello boca burger and fries i had last night) and less alcohol.
we’ll see. if nothing else, at least this intention will keep me from binging like crazy at all the holiday parties. cuz lord knows i love me some cheese, wine and sugar cookies.Filed in food, health & vegetarianism | Tagged with pain management | Comment (0)