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Rachel’s Current Supplements Routine March 2017

This is what my supplement routine looks like.  If you have any questions about it, let me know!  It’s always evolving.  This is tailored to me, and everyone should have their supplements personalized. Continue reading

Stages of body in pain, twisted, etc.

I bought a Fascia Blaster and have used it a few times. I’m slowly figuring out how to work this routine into my time and priorities.

I wanted to document where I’m at. In this Levels of Fascia Freak-Out I figure I’m like a 3.5. I identify with most of level 3 and some points of level 4. I’m just going on the general feeling here and also what my new, very thorough chiropractor has been saying about my body.

Right now I have, for starters:

  • difficult to move Right pelvis (injury) (“low back pain” that is what I have been calling an “ilio-psoas injury”
  • knees in pain, feel inflamed and cannot come anywhere near a yogi squat, which I used to be able to do easily. Difficulty getting down on the floor.
  • Small spider veins
  • Recurring problems with wrists – chiropractic adjustment. Right now I have a strain in my left thumb, going up my lower arm.
  • continued neck and upper back tension and pain
  • feeling of tension all over head and jaw – last year was at the level of nearly TMJ, had one very painful jaw click. Learned that when I feel I need to stretch it, then I do, then I keep wanting to re-stretch it, then it starts to get pains even when not stretching.
  • been grinding my teeth for years. Have entered deeper discussions with various dentists on this starting last year.
  • Have been feeling pre-fibromyalgia… which is level 4.
  • sometimes take pharma muscle relaxer just to get some relief, which lasts a couple of days. Or to try to stop a recoil-type episode before it gets out of hand.

That’s the gist of it.

Last year I saw a physical therapist twice a week for 3 months. I gave up temporarily until I picked up the journey again in January 2017. I am now seeing a new chiropractor twice a week. Private pilates instruction once a week and hoping to move into group classes soon. Learning from Ashley Black’s YouTube videos. Reading book by Dr. Kelly Starrett. Going to yoga and modifying poses based on what I learn from all of the above.

So, I’m doing the work. I hope everyone is doing their own work, whatever that is for you. Carry on, warriors!

Love,
Rachel

Rachel’s Current Supplements Routine January 2017

This is what my supplement routine looks like.  If you have any questions about it, let me know!  It’s always evolving.  This is tailored to me, and everyone should have their supplements personalized. Continue reading

JOURNAL: Health Actions List

Perhaps the best use of a blog is motivating the blogger!

I’m a listmaker. I probably make some kind of list every day.  I start from scratch every time and see how far I can get into refining the list to be better. It’s not pure repetition.  OCD, maybe.  But, it’s more about having a new living, breathing list generated out of the gray noise of my mind. The static of what it is I’m ruminating about.  I’m mostly focused on a great relationship with my Man, which overlaps deeply on my life’s venn diagram into other areas like being a better parent (to my Little Man and my Little Woman). Being a better mom helps me to get along better with my Man.  Being in better physcial shape, better health and better mind definitely gives me a more satisfactory relationships.  Any day I might be focusing on one area, or frenetically working on them all.  Lots of mental juggling!  Making a list makes me feel a little more in control;  perhaps I should say calmer.  Because I am remembering my top priorities.

Today’s List:   My Current Health Actions

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