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   Posted 4/24/2009 11:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Yep, ok... I told you all yesterday how I was feeling better after my massage on Wednesday. SOoooo, was thinking my windows needed to have the screens taken off and the winter dirt hosed off for Spring (which I did), then...gee...the windows could really use a cleaning since the outsides are kind of dirty looking now that the screens are off (which I did) nono

Today I'm paying for it. Big Time! I'm laying on the couch and probably won't get off it today. smhair

OK, so call me an idiot. I'm learning the hard way that on good days that I just need to celebrate them and not do anything extra!!


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   Posted 4/24/2009 11:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh-you are not an idiot! We've all done this! I've lost count of how many times I've overdone it on a good day, only to pay for it later. I think it's one of the pitfalls of this dd-when we have a day when things are working well and nothings moaning or groaning or squeaking, we want to go, go, go! It's such a great blessing to really feel good that we do too much on those days. It is definitely a hard habit to break. I'm still working on it myself!

Take it easy on yourself today-I hope you feel better tomorrow! :-)

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   Posted 4/24/2009 11:36 AM (GMT -6)   

Hey Girl...We ALL do that...get a good day and go to town.  Just a thought but I always feel great the day I get a massage then a day or two later really ache.  You have to drink a lot of water after a massage or believe me, you'll suffer.

I thought I could walk through Walmart today to get a few things and by the time I got to the gardening section I honestly thought I was going to throw up from the hip and leg pain so I ran outside to 'do it' in private.  I didn't...but I have never had that happen.  I guess we feel like we have to make ourselves take advantage of those rare, pain free moments.  I just wish there wasn't always a price to pay for doing so.




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   Posted 4/24/2009 12:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Just think of it as a learning experience!   wink   You are learning how far you can push your body before you have a price to pay.  This is how you learn to pace yourself.  As you learn that, you can extend the time a teeny bit.  I know I can do things a little longer than I used to be able to, because I built myself into it.  Just go slowly.  If you are fine the next day, do a little more.  Your body will tell you how much you can do.
I hope you start feeling better again.  You can do those stretching exercises on the couch so you won't get too stiff!
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   Posted 4/24/2009 12:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah LOL I've done this a few times.... well more than a few, My last brilliant idea was to shampoo my kitchen carpet (carpet in a kitchen with a 4 y/o boy, a 100 lbs PUPPY and 3 cats) next time I'm taking my son to the zoo! smilewinkgrin
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   Posted 4/24/2009 1:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Yup...we all do that! One time when I was feeling really good, I decided to move furniture! The next day I felt as if all the furniture I had moved was lying on top me.

Rest :-)

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   Posted 4/24/2009 2:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Now what did I tell you?!? nono hahaha Girl! We all do that, but hopefully we learn as we go.

Try doing about 1/2 as much as you did (I know it's hard to leave things incomplete but you have to) next time and remember to stop often for a break even if you think you dont need one, you probably do.

You will find your balance sooner or later ...and just like us, along the way you will get lots of practice at overdoing it and then learning how to undo all the knots and sore muscles! Think of it this way...Its good to know how to do! smilewinkgrin
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