So...I've been having headaches for about 2 weeks straight now. Nothing horrible or major...just enough to make me take Tylenol 2 or 3 times a day EVERY day. It's getting really irritating now though and I've been trying to think "outside the box" or the tylenol bottle--and see if there could be any explainable reason for them. I've come up with a few:
1. Dehydration. Not sure about this...but I know I am drinking wayyyyy less water than I was during the summer. I'm lucky if I drink 1 bottle of water a day, maybe 2 on workout days....so I'm trying to increase this.
2. I have some really tight muscles in my neck/shoulders that bother me a lot. When Matt takes 15 seconds and rubs them, I can feel the tension just MELT out of that area and my headache seems to go away temporarily. After talking to some friends about this on Sunday, I'm thinking about scheduling an appointment with a chiropractor...??
3. Not enough stretching/too much lifting heavy weight. I do a lot of heavy lifting preparing for my classes and instructing my classes but I don't do nearly enough stretching. On Sunday I did P90X Stretch X and WOW! Besides the fact that it had a very peaceful calming effect on me, I also felt MUCH better afterwards and so much looser and less uptight. That P90X...they have a video for EVERYTHING! :o)
Anyhow...I really hope this ceases because it's beginning to really wear me out. I wake up with a headache and go to bed with a headache. And for those of you who saw where I posted about the miracle-working Peace of Mind that Origins sells...it does help relieve the pain "on the spot" like it says. It just comes back within about 15 minutes...so I know I need something more.
On a side note...for those of you following me on my fitness instructing journey: Things are getting SO MUCH easier. It is starting to come more natural now. YAY! I wondered if it would ever feel "second nature" to be up there in front of the class talking over the microphone but yesterday I strayed from my notes and just did what came to my mind and it went really great. I hope (and plan) that by the end of this temporary job (ends in Dec.) that I will have a clear sight of what I really want from this--whether I want (or God wants me) to pursue instructing further...or if it's time to move in a different direction. I really think this is preparing me for something bigger...something more powerful in the way of ministry. Only God know's right now....!