In my last post I said I was pretty good about carving out time for myself, and I manage to get together with friends pretty often for girls nights or book club. Plus, I teach Jazzercise twice a week and I have to spend time learning routines and putting my classes together. Honestly, the balance is out of whack at our house on the weekends. S ends up spending the most time with Baby X while I'm working on Jazzercise or running errands. He doesn't do as much household planning as I do, and, someone has to do it or we'd never have food in the house. Thankfully, we split cleaning chores and once a month have cleaners come in, which has
But, it's come to my attention (every couple of months or so) that there are some small things I'm not doing for myself to keep myself healthy. I keep getting injured in my upper back/neck, requiring several sessions with the chiropractor to loosen up the muscles. It's fine for a while, and then *wham* I turn the wrong way, I awkwardly reach for something and the spasm starts all over again. Everytime it happens I can't move my head, I'm in pain for days, and I can't pick up Baby X (*ahem*, picking up the 33 pounder might have something to do with it in the first place). If I would schedule regular massages, these incidents probably would not occur. Sure, it's no biggie to run to the chiropractor once or twice a week for a 15 minute session working out the troubled spots, but it's expensive, and at this point I've been seeing him for like 2 months straight because there's so much dysfunction in my body despite yoga and Jazzercise. Regularly scheduled massages would be much less expensive and focus on resorting balance to the whole body.
That's my goal. Schedule monthly massages.