Take out the snorkel gear

My neck has started bothering me again. It especially hurts when I lay down to sleep and when I am doing work on the computer. If there is one thing I learned from a previous shoulder injury however, is that inactivity is detrimental and does not help the healing process. So I did a little research and found out that I could still swim, I just have to use a snorkel gear to breathe so that I don’t have to continuously turn my neck. I modified my workout a lot today, shortening it to only 25 minutes and pretty much just doing kicks and shoulder rolls, but I’m glad I did something positive for my health. I am doing trigger point therapy massage, neck stretches, and icing (no heat as this makes it worse for my neck) so I’m confident it will resolve itself in a few days.

Life happens, but when we make our well-being a priority, we adapt and find creative ways to fulfill our commitment.




About Magaly L.

Five Facts About Me: 1. I was born in El Salvador, grew up in NY, and after being in the United States for almost 33 years, I finally became a citizen in 2013. I was super excited when I voted for the first time! 2. My personal favorites: chocolate, desserts, dancing, the beach, leisure travel, reading, juicing, gardening, cooking, spending time with family, and writing. I really do love chocolate. I prefer dark chocolate, but any chocolate is better than none. I also love red velvet cupcakes from my favorite bakery in NYC, Two Little Red Hens on the Upper East Side. And I love spending time in nature. There's something so peaceful about listening to the birds or listening to the waves break, that centers me in the present moment and reminds me that Divine order is at work in my life. 3. I come from a large family and I love it! My parents, two brothers, one sister, LOTS of cousins, aunts, uncles, abuelos, and my "gotitas de amor"-my nieces and nephews. 4. I am an educator both by training and at heart. 5. I have been living with PNES (psychogenic non-epileptic seizures) since 2007. Though this condition has been life-altering and challenging to live with at times, it has also led me to a more fulfilling life, strengthening my faith and helping me have the courage to pursue my passions and chase a couple of dreams.
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