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Your Body Is A Gift

It was like I had a major light bulb moment. I mean for the last 6 years, weight loss has always been a goal along with getting more physically fit and stronger. And I've heard people say that you only have one body, and you need to take care of it blah blah blah...

But it's like I felt this on a personal level - like WAKE UP GIRL! You have ONE BODY. It's YOUR responsibility to take care of the GIFT that you have been given. I experienced this while I was in bed with pain in both of my feet. My right foot was throbbing from the arthritis, and my left foot was in as much pain from my plantar fasciitis. In that moment it didn't take a genius to figure out that my body is really dealing with a lot of inflammation. And that I had been eating more for fun than for healing and nutrition.

It was definitely another nudge for me to really work on focusing to eat with a purpose. Oh, another highly processed cookie, another scoop of ice cream, another handful of marshmallows re…

Feeling The Squeeze - Compression Sleeves

Yesterday was my first run in 11 days....11 days.... and it felt... well... great to be moving... still tender.. not totally well....stopped and stretched a few times... still can't pinpoint the exact sore spot... but finished a 3 mile treadmill run. And I can walk today for the most part without pain.

I bought a compression thigh sleeve from Zensah and it helped. After I ran, I left it on for recovery. In fact, as I type this I'm wearing it now. I am a firm believer in compression. When I tore my calf earlier this year, I wore compression sleeves/socks a lot, and it really did help. 

I won't run without my calf sleeves. For me, they make a huge difference, and I'm a firm believer in compression since they have worked so well for me. I'm pleased with the thigh sleeve. It did take a little adjusting for me to get it just right. I'm short and the sleeve rested right on the chub rub portion of my thigh, but I was able to get it adjusted. It did stay in place while running. And after a few minutes, I did forget that it was there. But some of my pain seems farther up than the hamstring, more into the buttocks. So, I just ordered a pair of Zensah Compression Shorts

For my love of compression, I've never had true compression shorts. So this will be a first. I'll let you know how I like them. 

What's your take on compression? Are you a fan? 

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(This is NOT a sponsored post, and I am not an affiliate with any particular brand. This is my own observation and my experience.) 

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  1. Thank you for the information, running is always so hard for me but I appreciate the tips and wish you much luck on getting back into the swing of things.


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