Rolling Without Limits

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Everything in Moderation
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Everything in Moderation

Bouncing between mobility and no mobility is stressful at best. Some days I can move around quite well, others I have to force myself to move around even just a little bit. Some days are filled with full on pain all day, others minimal pain. 

Range of motion exercises work the best for me every day. I don't have to do much.  Stretching helps too. The desire to be mobile is at its greatest when I'm not able to move so well, and those are the days when I'm more determined than ever to get something moving and working better. I do admit, some of those days are usually rainy, cloudy, cold and miserable outside, and if I'm completely honest, I'd rather stay in bed all day and sleep the bad weather away. That's not realisitic for me though. I have chores I must do every day, two or three times a day. 

I'm not a bath person, but a fairly hot shower is great to loosen muscles, and relax them. It feels really good if my neck is especially "crunchy" or stiff. 

Eating better, healthier, and less has brought on some new changes. I've lost weight and I feel better all the way around. Eating the right foods and herbs has reduced my need for pain medication, brain medication, and has reduced my trips to the doctor. 

These changes didn't come on all of a sudden, but rather over a long period of time. I force my own plateaus with my weight, in an effort to throw it off and lose weight more quickly. I'm sure some folks are scratching their heads at that. What I mean is, normally when you start on a weight loss track, that track can come to a halt. Your body gets adjusted to the amount of food and exercise, and you stop losing weight.  In my case, I bounce around with amount of food and exercise, and stop in the middle so I don't lose anymore weight for a while. I may even gain back a pound, but when I start back and hit it hard, I'll lose more than I would have if I stayed the course. This works best for me, though I can't say it would work best for anyone else. 

So if you're determined to become healthy, and you're determined to get stronger, you're on the right track.  What I do next  is engage my brain to heal areas that are weak. I concentrate on those areas that cause me to be less mobile by meditating on them, increasing the blood flow to them and the tissues and cells surrounding those areas that are getting me down. 

At one time I was determined nothing was going to stop me, and went about things full force, now I've learned to do things in moderation. I've learned that while eating better, exercising & meditating is great, I also have to give myself rest. Rest from exercise, eating healthy & even meditation. Add with some fun and relaxation and great friends, you too can be well on your way to healing your entire body. Miracles happen every single day.

 

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  1. Broken English
    Broken English
    Voted. Great blog. You are so right, I have had to learn to moderate everything too, as I used to go from one extreme to another! (maybe I still do a bit!) I have noticed as well that weight loss goes through "plateau" phases where, as you say, your body becomes adjusted to less food and more exercise. Meditation is hugely beneficial too.
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    1. Rene
      Rene
      Thank you. You can adjust either to throw your body off, they key is to never let it "think" it's starving. It's just easier for me to force the plateau than change the eating/exercise. lol! The meditation is a bit difficult for me, but it really is beneficial in many areas. :)
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  2. Lil Nana
    Lil Nana
    Voted...Great blog!
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    1. Rene
      Rene
      Thank you :)
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  3. pftsusan
    pftsusan
    Everything in moderation, I agree with. I would know as a personal fitness trainer. Nutrition and meditation are both needed. Going to workout tomorrow.
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    1. Rene
      Rene
      It works when you work it :)
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  4. SignLanguage
    Losing weight definitely feels great, and most advise to do it slowly so as to not put your body in shock. Voted!
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    1. Rene
      Rene
      Thanks. :) I keep my body in an uproar one way or another ;) Although I agree, putting one's body in shock isn't for everyone.
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  5. pftsusan
    pftsusan
    Congratulations for hitting top posts!
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    1. Rene
      Rene
      :) Thank you!
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