This summer I turn 30! I am really looking forward to a new decade. My 20s were fun, I learnt a lot, experienced the good, the bad and the ugly. I did a lot of growing up. Self discovery had a big year. I married my best friend and together we made two adorably goofy children. We took a house and turned it into a home. Goals were made, and goals were crushed. Now it is time for a new decade, new goals and new adventure.
With 30 fast approaching, I have noticed something… I’m falling apart.
I’ve gotten back into running and yoga since my second child. I went back to doing what I knew, I did not take into consideration the fact that I am a different person, physically now. I’ve given birth to two children. My body is going to react differently. I’ve adjusted the way I stretch, what I eat – no more popcorn and wine for dinner. OK, you caught me, I still have popcorn and wine for dinner from time to time – shh don’t tell my kids.
My friends were joking with me that I need to have muscle relaxers, duct tape and a cane by my bed. A number for massage therapist, physiotherapist and acupuncturist on speed dial.
They started making these jokes because my neck decided to give me grief. First the left side. It was so tight and stiff. I applied heat, got a elbow shoved into my neck and no runs for a week or so. Ta da, all fixed.
Once my left side was fixed, then my right side went. This side was much, much worst. This carried on for 2 weeks. 2 WEEKS!!!!!! Do you know how hard it is to care for your children when you can’t pick them up, function or even sleep? It’s VERY difficult.
I ended up fixing myself and getting some acupuncture. If you haven’t tried it, oh man, you should!
It’s funny how you try to better yourself by doing what you use to know and then that no longer works for you. I later realized that I can’t run father than 5K with a double stroller, that’s what messed up my neck so bad. Can’t swing both your arms when you’re pushing a stroller.
I am a mother of 2, and I’m turning 30 this summer and I am falling apart… NO!!!! I refuse to fall apart. REFUSE!!! I have adjusted my work outs, when I do them and how I do them. I have also started looking at what I eat, when I eat it and how I eat it. I am not going to throw in the towel because my body doesn’t like what I’m doing, I will adjust, tweak how I do it.
30 is going to be an amazing year. I need to be in tip top shape to enjoy it. So I am going to put the muscle relaxers, duct tape and cane safety in the closet for another 3 decades. This one I am going to feel as young as my children. I am going to enjoy the sunshine and the rain. I am going to run as far as my body will take me. I will bend a little a little further and I will respect that… for now!
I will not be falling apart any time soon.