Fibro Feelings – Moving Forward
This week I had one of those days where I just had to make myself move forward to reap the benefits. I had been having a pretty bad day physically and mentally, but had plans to meet a friend for happy hour/dinner about an hour away. I started getting ready a little later than I wanted to, seriously thought about cancelling (I rarely cancel) and got out the door a few minutes late (something I hate to do). Two of the reasons I did not want to cancel were because I haven’t seen this friend in awhile where we really got to talk more intimately and I knew I needed to get out and have some girl time.
We switched restaurant locations since I was running 15 minutes and shared some wonderful food. Some out-of-state strangers came up and made friends with us as well, livening up the mood. As the night went on I got over how my day was bad and had fun. Three hours later I was headed home again, happy that I hadn’t cancelled. Like I thought, I needed that time away to continue the decompression from our house guests and crazy calendar. I was also going to schedule a massage, but then I found out that my go-to-therapist moved out-of-state! =( I’m so bummed as she was really amazing.
One thing I did do for my health was get a purple Camelbak water bottle . It has a filter in it so I can refill it with tap water and actually be able to drink the water. I’m pretty sensitive to the taste of water and can’t really handle unfiltered tap water without it being super cold and even at that sometimes I still don’t like it. I figured this bottle will help me stay hydrated when I’m out running around, which I have difficulties doing. Often times I drink all the water I brought with me and don’t want to spend money on bottled water or buy it knowing I’m wasting the plastic. Many times I end up a little dehydrated after a full day of running errands and being pregnant I really want to avoid that. Another cool feature is that because it uses their bite valve straws it is spill proof, so it’ll be good to use during labor too, when I’m in all sorts of positions.
What have you done for your health lately?