Missing my acupuncture appointment…

Had to cancel my acupuncture appointment for this evening… while I was hoping I’d be better in time, I’m not and I don’t wanna spread my germs to anyone else (we all know people who do that!) so as bummed as I am (I look forward to these appointments!), I’d rather reschedule and contain my germs than spread them around!

I try to practice the Golden rule – I don’t like others being irresponsible and exposing all of us to their germs (especially as a prego with a weakened immune system!) so I don’t recklessly expose others to my germs.

Doing much better but still not 100%, I’m well rested but going a little stir crazy, haha.

Hoping to wake up feeling freakin’ fantastic tomorrow!

Adventures in Pregnancy – First Movement!

MAGICAL💕

So there I was, laying on the acupuncture table, halfway through a treatment; calm, relaxed… almost asleep!

And then this crazy chill came over me. AND THEN… for the very. first. time… I felt the baby move! And then again… and again… 6 times total, and yes it’s subtle compared to those crazy kick/punch videos people show, but there was no mistaking that!

Simply magical!

How far along were you when you felt your baby move for the first time? I just hit 21 weeks today!

Therapeutic Thursday – Acupuncture

I can be a stubborn person (she said, in the understatement of the year! 😉)
I will sometimes get an idea of something in my head, how awful or horrible it might be, and completely cut off the possibility of it being beneficial.

I don’t love being closed minded like that, and I actively work to be more open minded.

Acupuncture was one of those things. I heard for years all the benefits, but all I hyper-focused on was •needles• being stuck into my body •voluntarily•, as in not to check my blood sugars or anything like that.

When you get as much blood work done as I do, voluntarily being poked with needles can be DAUNTING.

But… I FINALLY relented when I realized I needed help managing what was quickly becoming depression, and I’ve never looked back. In fact, I look forward to the release acupuncture provides!

The needles don’t hurt, my acupuncturist is freakin’ amazing, and the benefits are WORTH opening up your mind towards.

I remain so GRATEFUL that although it took me a while, I gave acupuncture a chance; it’s a safe, healthy release for the multitude of emotions.

Have you tried?

Wellness Wednesday

Isn’t it funny how RESISTANT we are to the very things that could HELP us feel better if we would just ALLOW them the opportunity to do so?

I’ve been transparent about how resistant I was to acupuncture because the idea of voluntarily sticking a needle in my body – of ANY size – is not my idea of a good time… yet in a twist I was NOT expecting, I CRAVE these appointments now, because I know how they make me FEEL!

I purposely scheduled my monthly acupuncture appointment to be right after my trip so it could help me get the stressors out of my body, get back to feeling at least somewhat mentally sharp, process all the emotions of the last few weeks and just give me an outlet (and an excuse to relax 😉)

So funny, if you told me a year ago I’d be counting the days til my next appointments…

What’s something you resisted for a long time?

Self Care Saturday – Acupuncture

My self care Saturday included a wonderful acupuncture session!

I keep thinking back to a fairly recent time when I was adamant against VOLUNTARILY being stuck with needles – I mean Diabetes blood work on its own means a LOT of needles!

But truly, acupuncture is amazing and I don’t even feel the needles – but if I did, it would STILL be worth it. I always feel clear headed and upbeat after, and it helps me get OUT of my own head, which is always a welcome release!

Have you ever gotten acupuncture?

Worth It Wednesday – Mind. Body. Spirit.

Do you feel you are well rounded in wellness? Sometimes I do, and sometimes I don’t. I don’t struggle with fitness, as I truly love the outlet and how I feel after.

But I definitely struggle with mind/spirit… those are the challenging ones, for me. I work on my mindset every day, but it is still too easy for me to go back to a negative state which dampens my spirit and makes things seem worse than they actually are!

Personal development, acupuncture, Tapping and sweat therapy are helping, but the battle is definitely there.

How do YOU do?