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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Listen to your Ass

Okay, Okay, last post about my aching ass issues.

You will be proud of me today. Working on a side project at my office, closing out old files. The files are voluminous and very heavy. Despite my obeying all the rules of ergonomics and taking it slower than usual, after only 2 hours, I am forced to burn a time-out. My back begins to spasm in a very pissed off kinda way, warning me to stop. 

And I do stop, go home and rest it on the heating pad, ignoring impulses to lift laundry baskets and other such chores. 

I perform some simple, gentle stretches for a back in spasm. And they work! It feels so much the better, though my paycheck is not. It's a good reminder - pay attention to your body and what it's telling you.