Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Now that I'm retired, I've made a plan for my days: I'd rise early, meditate and stretch, eat a healthy breakfast, take a walk, spend my afternoons on chores, and then reward myself with a relaxing evening watching Netflix or Prime. Doesn't that sound good? Doesn't that sound productive and healthy? But life doesn't go as we plan.

I spent the past 2 days resting because my back pain flared up again after pulling my 18 month old grandson on his sled. It never hurts while I'm doing it; it's always the next day. And seeing as I've never done that particular activity before, it's not like I should have known better. Sigh! It's just another thing on my list that I have to remember to not do because of my back! (It's a long list.)

But this morning, I felt much better. I meditated, I stretched (a little), I ate my yogurt and fruit. So, the next step is to go for a walk. And after 2 days of inactivity, I was anxious to get out that door!

                           Oh! Yeah! Newfoundland weather!

Well, perhaps I'll just wait until the snow let's up. And if it doesn't, then I'll have to settle for walking round and round the outside of the senior's cottages. But I must get out for some movement and fresh air. I don't know about you, but if I don't move often, my arthritis will act up, I have trouble sleeping and I'm oh so crabby!

In the meantime, there are other things I can do:

  • I'll go through my recipe binders and remove the ones that I've never tried (and probably never will)
  • I'll write up a grocery list
But my first priority will be to make myself a latte and catch up on new blog posts. 

Stay warm and dry, my friends!



Iris Flavia said...

Good plans!
I have a "back-machine". Was cheap, I had to build it myself (with help of course) and do you think I used it in the stressy times?
But I will (I have scoliosis).
Yesterday as Monday I forces myself to a walk. My face froze. Ack, it really hurt! I plan to resume training and yoga when my flu is gone for good as like you I tend to overdo it and only realize when the big pain arrives...
To slowly getting back to the plans.

bahnwärterin said...

sorry to hear your back is plaguing you!
its the wet cold that gets into the bones this time of the year..... we have to be extra careful.
i have arthritis too and yes! - movement is the key to feel better - gentle movement of cause :-D
fetch me one of the tasty looking coffees please!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

So glad you are feeling better and able to get out. There''s nothing like a walk in the fresh air. It is so very good for you. But it is best to be safe and keep warm. There is no need to go slipping and sliding around and throw you back out again. Winter sure can change our plans.

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