It's not easy being green

Howdy ho campers!  

Finally getting a moment of quiet so I can write a new entry and collect my thoughts. I'm loving this new app for my website so I can actually write and post blogs from my phone now instead of firing up the old laptop! Ahhhhhh technology. 

Anyhoo, I hhave to say the last week or so has been a tough one for your Heal Hero. I've been still stuck on the plateau I have been discussing the last two entries and although there has not been any gaining (thank goodness) it seems like there has been many obstacles coming my way and I can feel some of fine bad habits I've been trying to avoid creep up on me. it's like they have been tapping me on the shoulder. 

First started with my neck. Not sure what I did but the past week or so I wake up with the most excruciating pain that starts from my shoulder up to my head every morning. I don't know what I did I thought it was from yoga but oddly enough when I do the yoga  it knocks it right out and with a hot shower and some stretching it goes away.  

This is what my neck looked like on the left when I first started going to the chiropractor. Straight when should be bent like on the right. I need go go back (this is not actual x-ray but looks like it) headbanging can catch up to ya folks! 

This is what my neck looked like on the left when I first started going to the chiropractor. Straight when should be bent like on the right. I need go go back (this is not actual x-ray but looks like it) headbanging can catch up to ya folks! 

Speaking of yoga there was also an incident Last week where I forgot to attach a hose to the washer after cleaning it out and starting a wash and by morning there was a nice flooded carpet in the basement that went where? Right where the yoga mat and workout area is. That threw my usual 3 day a week to more like 1-2. 

Top that off with a weekend of too many cocktails recently, a bad meal or two the day after and leaving my Fitbit off once or twice and it's really got me in a depressed state. This path to a healther lifestyle has been feeling so awesome and having a cheat day here and there is fine, but I don't ever want to start moving backwards.....ever. 

its been great hearing family and friends compliment me on my progress so far and how proud they are. It's been nice to hear but as nice as it is to have more energy, wearing smaller clothes and all that I do still think to myself "well fuck I'm at the weight now where years ago I would start a diet" so I sometimes feel like I've made zero progress..especially with these recent missteps. 

But I have to say there have also been some things ive seen lately that have put things in perspective for me. I have seen and heard friends wether personally or through the wonders of this social media thing that are struggling with way more bigger things than I am right now. Family members passing, bad  car accidents, illnesses they are fighting with either themselves or with a loved one that have really made me not only feel for them, but really made me take a good look at myself and my woes. People I care about are fighting for heir lives or have lost the battle and I'm crying cause I ate at Friendly's and had few Silver Bullets? 

I never like to name names on here, but I used to know someone who on their bathroom mirror they had their arrest report from the paper hanging on there with the words "keep it green" over it. It was a constant reminder to them whenever they looked in the mirror if they were feeling blue or ugly or whatever, they could look at that and it would remind them that things are so much better now than when that happened and it would give them a little more pep in their step as they say. Hell it wasn't even me but I would see it and it would do it for me too sometimes when I was washing my hands after my business 😉

The beautiful thing about this journey is that there is always a do over the next day. These past few weeks have been difficult, but next week the schedules are lighter, the band is finally getting back together for another rehearsal and it's time to really finish the album and all of the things I have planned for it. 

I'm gonna keep it green. 

 

 

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