Monday—I was extremely stressed out at work and almost quit. I also was dealing with the anxiety of my girls flying out the Idaho to see Grandma and Grandpa, all by themselves. I came in for my massage, adjustment and workout. I had carried a really negative attitude with me through the whole day. Here I was and walking into Woodbury Spine. Dr Ross greeted me with a “Hey, how is it going” and I just vented, and he stayed positive, but it wasn’t good. I was negative with every interaction I had. Then I had my Massage. Marcia said at the beginning that she wanted me to relax and meditate during the massage. I spent a whole hour in prayer and relaxation. I asked for Peace and to have the negativity just washed away. After the massage was done, I was a new person. Then I had my adjustment and it was more positive thinking there! Then my workout….oh my workout. Simona said we would be doing swings and I grabbed a 10 Kilo kettle bell. She kindly stated that she thought I should be taking a 12 since it was just swings. So I took the challenge to get the last little bit of negativity out of my system, and what better way than with kettle bells. I proceeded to complete the whole rest of the workout using the 12! I was so proud, and so was Simona. She said that I should be pushing myself and by the end of the workout I shouldn’t be able to finish the set if I am working as hard as I should be. I realized that she had a point! I am noticing that I am willing to do more, try new things, and be way more active than I used to be.
On Wednesday I came in with a purpose and a want to push myself. I am really starting to see and feel the results and I know that this is just the beginning of the end of my old life. I have more energy and for the first time I was able to go up stairs at work and have a conversation with someone without gasping for breath! WIN!
This week has taught me so much. By the end of Monday I was more centered, and it is important to for me to remember that the Woodbury Spine group is my family; they have my best interests at heart. That also means that if I need some tough love or an ear to hear me out they are there for me. They have shown me that they are not only in it for my physical health but my total health- My mind, body and soul. And they get to see it in me and my family!
My Quote for week five is: In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive. (Lee Lacocca)
Filed under: 8WW on November 7th, 2013