19 January 2022

Knees and backs

 I had this whole post I was going to write about how great my back and knee were feeling and how I seemed to be making great progress with the Happy Back Challenge and the Hip Opening Challenge. I do those stretches/strength every night before bed and my back/knee has been feeling awesome. Well, I woke this morning with a twinge in my back. Hmmm....I know that progress is not a straight line and definitely up and down, but UGH!!!  Also, we return to school today. UGH!!!!  No really, things are good. So I have a small twinge in my back, big deal, I'll get over it. 

The self-care group I belong to is making some changes this week. I hope they are good because honestly I was losing interest in it. It had become extremely repetitious. They've been hold FB lives every morning but haven't really been saying much. Monday they announced 'Motivational Monday's' - okay. Yesterday I'm not even sure what they announced. Maybe they were telling us about how the focus was shifting a little? I'm not even sure. I know that they talked a lot about doing hard things. Today they are supposed to announce some new things they will have. I'm not sure and I don't know that I really care all that much. It hasn't been working much for me lately and I'm not sure this will help, but I will give it a try at least. 

I have to say that I think I really hit on something with the Oculus and Supernatural. I really, really enjoy doing it, which makes me want to do it, and I can feel it in my arms. Typing this now I can feel my biceps shaking a little from holding my arms on the edge of the desk to type. Also, I'm feeling a lot in my upper back. I don't think I'm overdoing it at all because it's not really all that hard, but it gets me up and moving and that is definitely a good thing. My steps yesterday were 8203!! On a day I had off and spent most of the day working on school work. That's insane!!!! So yeah, if it gets me moving more and being more active, I'm all for it. 

I have noticed that I have a lot less pain in my legs too. When I got the Oculus my legs hurt every time I used it. I guess I wasn't used to being on my feet so much. That is going away. It's not gone completely but it is definitely getting better. 

Okay, my tree is done, time to get moving. 

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