I can’t do much knitting or crochet with my finger injured where and how it is, so any projects involving that or sewing (oww, owww) are still on hold. I’m supposed to keep the injury clean and dry, and try not to bang it up too much too… so… gardening is off the plate as well (sad face). Cooking and cleaning are a bit limited too, for the same reasons, but ‘rubber’ gloves at least allow me to keep up with the necessary chores.
I can read though!!! and sit and think…
Since injuring myself, by slipping on the ice earlier this year; I have been thinking that I did myself no favors when I attended college for a second degree.
Well, that’s not entirely true, I did acquire the degree… with honors, but…
While there I incurred more of what sometimes seems like insurmountable student loan debt, I gained weight, lost my good posture and core muscle strength. I unknowingly/unthinkingly developed the bad habits of slouching, eating too rapidly (you know, to fit food in-between classes), and of leaning on things when standing and/or standing in off-balance positions (like putting more pressure on one hip or the other). Besides the food/weight issue, these bad habits were not something I really noticed or thought about, probably because the body has a way of compensating for such things… until it can’t. (Long story short, I got lazy… and lazy muscles do not make recovery from injury easy)
Fast forward a few years, and throw in a minor injury to a hand (the less dominant one, thank goodness), add a kind gift from a friend (book -Thank you B) and then… the healing/retraining begins!
The more I read that book, and another one I have since acquired, the more I realize that there was a time, that without thinking/knowing about it I practiced Pilates (in my own form/way)when I was younger, more active and fit. When Once Upon A Time I would have complete strangers comment to me about my excellent posture and the way I moved.
Slow and steady wins the race, but even after a few days of practicing the fundamentals my body is remembering and I am feeling better. The retraining of my body’s muscles will take some time, and I have a long way to go; but in my core (literally and figuratively) I feel that I am headed in the right direction. I’m also thinking of pulling out a book that helped me a while back, it was more motivational for me than others. The lessons I most remember learning from that source were to move and to breathe -or- “Fat burns in oxygen” is how, I think, she put it!
Besides the three books referenced above I have started another as well, it was gifted to me this past Christmas. I do love brain candy!
Beyond that, I have been reduced to organizing paperwork and other such things that, truly, are long overdue for attention.