Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Time to get moving

Most of the time one part of my body or another hurts. If it's not my neck and head or my ankle and knee, it's my shoulder and arm or my back. It slows me down. It makes it hard for me to sleep.

The chiropractor helps, but the one I like is thirty minutes away and our budget--tightened as it is by increases in taxes, insurance costs, deductibles, and copays, plus college tuition and the myriad other expenses that accompany it, not to mention the rising cost of gas--really can't handle too many visits.

I've known for a while that I need to do something. A while back--okay, months ago--I ordered a series of DVDs that looked good. I also have a good yoga CD. Part of my new effort at gaining margin and getting my time under control is a commitment to actually use these things.

You see, I have a problem. I am LAZY. I would rather sit in the chair and read than get down on the floor and exercise. In the summer I walk and I swim, but even with that exercise I know that I need to do more if I want to be able to move when I'm 65. Let alone 80.

So tonight I did the first of the DVD's. It was focused on the neck and shoulders. There are exercises and also aspects of body movement that I need to focus on. It felt good. I'm going to start doing these exercises daily, mixed with the yoga.


CarrieAnn said...


mom said...

Good for you! I'm so glad and look forward to hearing that you're feeling like a new woman. I hope you will be able to keep going and not allow anything to draw you off-course, as I have done several times. The older I get the harder it is to get back on the wagon. But I'm trying. Good luck!!!

Jane said...

Mom, I really want you and Bethany to see these videos, too.

Elephantschild said...

I had to quit doing my yoga DVD. It was helping. And I enjoyed it.

But I hurt my foot.

I am soooooo frustrated. I was doing the yoga so that this spring, when the weather gets nicer, I could start walking and perhaps, maybe, THIS TIME, not hurt myself... but....


Jane, good for you for starting! It felt soooo good when I could do them....