Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Funny Bone...s

Yes MaMa, updating blog today! =P

Been feeling an odd tingling in the elbow joint lately and also both knee joints. my initial thought struck at...Arthritis! (runs in family) lets hope i don't strike gold there and its just joints "overused" for the past few weeks. Most health mag/paper/readings are saying take this for stronger joints, after reading more about the purpose of this, I think we just have to take care of our dear old joints the safe and effective way through strength training programs designed to do so, adjust simple activities like Climbing a flight of stairs. NOW, most of us have a habit of Plopping our feet on each step as we heave our body (which always seems so heavy when defying gravity,duh) up those darned stairs. TIP: decrease the impact to your ankle-knee-hip joint by merely placing ball of feet on each step only and using those calves and quadriceps to motor the body up, keeping heel off or soft on landing. great exercise for those leg muscles! ;) i think i will only resort to this when in great need of pain relief =P (bought two elbow joint supports and hope they work! they sure are expensive too!)

the "No Pain No Gain" saying still stays fresh on The mind. In most exercise and sports, there bound to be SOME pain. Although The mind can be quite powerful, tricking the body to feel the fine line between pleasure and pain. I truly believe illness can sometimes be cured by the mind, Grandma had survived breast cancer and is still refusing surgery on both knees when docs had said with that Bit of synovial fluid she has left, she's very much in pain. With her strong will in life and religious beliefs, she had shown great example on overcoming physical pain and leading a normal simple life. or in other words, stubbornness can be numbing though beneficial at times.
Funny how things work out for the better sometimes...

Examples of No Pain No Gain:

- acrylic Nails. the electrical filer sends sharp shivers up and down my spine to get the acrylic gel placed perfectly on there. what does my nail technician says? NO Pain No Gain

- my first tattoo on my 18th birthday. 3 besties came to support me but poor babies ended up with bruised hands from me squeezing the bejesus out of them.well, No Pain No Gain

- Restaurant Work. busting tables at 14 aint the most glamorous jobs in the world. scalding your hand with boiling soup from fatigue and stress being rushed with orders after orders while being on your feet all day carryin heavy loads of trays then end up with side jobs of mopping floors at the end of your shift aint the best choices of activities on the growing body.just do what u gotta do to get by. No Pain No Gain

- Weight Training. Those sets and reps til we feel the Burn Burn Burn to the point where you can lift even halfway anymore - to exhaustion! DOMS(delayed onset muscle soreness) aint your best friend, but the results are. No Pain No Gain

- Pole Therapy. The screams that slip out of your mouths when a "virgin" part of the body had first encountered a very "close" interaction with the pole, DOMS comes in this as well, the mental frustration on being so close to that new trick you've trying to nail but ur body's fighting exhaustion.Finally, Voila! U did it! and all pain has been forgotten. NO PAIN NO GAIN BABY!


Fiona-Jane said...

Threading your eyebrows... No pain No gain baby!

LoLa said...

LOL u can say that again!no matter how many times i go for it, it still hurts like a b****! =P