Thursday, November 18, 2010

Help, I've Fallen & I Can't Get Up

That was me yesterday. Isn't it weird how you can lift heavy boxes & hoe your garden and feel only slightly sore, but you go to pick up a 15lb munchkin and completely throw your back out?
So there I was, basically stuck on the floor until hubby came home and helped me to the shower to help relax my muscles. I was a ridiculous sight, you guys. It took minutes for me to crawl (walking was impossible) 5 feet.
I have learned a lot from this experience. One, I learned that doing laundry at the beginning of the week is one of the smartest things you can do. Before I had it all spread out throughout the week and this week I decided to change my system and do it Monday & Tuesday. This system works much better for me.
Two: I do a lot. It doesn't feel like it most days, but the mere act of putting dishes in the dishwasher and of making a simple sandwich are pretty darn important. One day off (now going on two days) can set you back for a week!
Three- ice & motrin. NOT HEAT.
Four: I seriously need to start taking care of my body. I've been pretty, no, really lazy about that lately. I only did my exercises for about a month after the munchkin was born. I walk most mornings, but I let my 2 year old set the pace.
I can't remember the last time I did yoga.
And please, let's not discuss my on again off again healthy diet. Halloween candy is truly evil.
How can I expect to teach my children those things I'm not even willing to practice? Do I really believe that my body is a temple and should be treated as such or is that just nice to preach and not practice? I need to get off the sugar (she types while sipping Sprite) and maybe even the dairy (I'm considering it). I would love to go to an 80% plant based diet. See, there's the 80/20 thing again. Maybe I can relate that to everything in life!
Anyway, that's what's on my mind today. I wonder when I'll actually follow through with this stuff.


  1. I enjoy your blog, it's fun to read. I'm so sorry you're going through one of "those" times! It's the worst. I hope your back feels better. Things can only get better. we'll figure it all out by the time we're grandmas, right? jk it feels like that sometimes!

  2. I hear ya. I had cupcakes for breakfast, and leftover pizza and a spoonful of frosting for lunch.

    I just need to get over myself and spend the money on fruits & veggies that I will prepare and eat.

    I think we're all working on this--but it's so stinking hard with these little ones when the siren song of a treat is calling your name after a hard day of kid-wrangling.

  3. Poor thing! I hope you feel better soon!

    You are better than me, I have not exercised ONCE yet. I just am too tired or frazzled to do it! I did rake the leave though yesterday, does that count?

  4. I LOVE doing all my laundry in one day - usually Monday. I've been slowly getting back into that habit. Those 7 weeks of barely getting by really set me back. (See your #2!)