Wednesday, January 10, 2018

It's been a while




It's been a while. Not sure if anyone reads these posts but I felt the need explain why I haven't been blogging much lately. It's been two months since I've posted anything on here and there are reasons for that, good reasons. Sometimes in life you can plan things but not everything goes as well as you hope and you have to take some time to prioritize. A little over two years ago shortly after moving to Colorado, I started experiencing some health issues. It all started out of no where and every day for the past two years I've been living with chronic pain. I went to a few doctors and eventually they found I have a herniated disk on my neck, just normal "wear and tear" as the docs all call it. So knowing that, I had to make a few lifestyle changes and realized that I needed to take care of myself more and focus on getting better. Living with pain is definitely not an easy thing to deal with, but I try my best to do what I can to help my body in getting back to feeling strong. I started a new treatment with a new Chiropractor and this consists of adjustments twice a week and physical therapy. Anyway, long story short, I basically have to break my body down and start from zero and build it back up again. I've always been a petite girl (just like my mom was) and so my whole life I never really cared much for working out, I always did the occasional runs in the mornings and every once in a while I would remember to stretch and that combined with the many retail jobs I had in the past brought me here. So I've learned from this that you can't leave things for later, began listening to my body and you must dedicate enough time to do things that help your well being. I started doing Yoga stretches every morning combined with strengthening exercises. Besides dealing with my physical pain and trying to work towards feeling stronger and healthier, Matt has also been dealing with his own pain from an injury he had at work about a year ago for which he'll be having surgery six days from now. We both try to manage all of this the best way possible, of course there are days where we both don't feel the best physically and have regroup and focus on our health first. Managing that, plus both of our jobs, leaves us with very little time to work on our creative things, but that's always been such a big part in our lives and we can't let go of it, we enjoy it and it keeps our minds off of all the problems life throws at us even if it means sometimes we have to work through the pain. Some days are better than others and we try to focus on the good rather than always thinking about the bad. We're there for each other and we know there's nothing we can't overcome. As cliche as this may sound, everything in life is a lesson and these are the things that make you realize what really matters. 

A & M

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