Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Everything happens for a reason ....

So I was supposed to have a 90 minute massage booked last night.  Unfortunately my therapist had to cancel because she had car issues.  I was not happy about this but understood.  I was getting desperate ... it had been months and months since I had a massage.

Well ... I got up this morning ... did my cardio workout ... stretched and went to work.  Somewhere between the GO train and the office, my hamstrings, glutes, hips, back and neck decided to seize up on me.  I could barely function.  So ... I called my chiropractor's office and made an appointment with a massage therapist whom I did not know.  BEST call this year!

He certainly had his work cut out for him.  To make a long story short ... we talked about a bunch of things as he was working on me ... he gave me a list of do's and don'ts ... including no wheat for a week ... and no coffee!!!!!  OMG ...  I think I can live without the coffee ... except the espresso in the morning is non-negotiable... 

The drill is ... no wheat ... no coffee ... loads of room temp water with slices of lemon, green tea and a little honey ... evening walk for 30 minutes AFTER dinner ... warm bath with 2 cups of epsom salts ... 3 times per week for 2 weeks.  He's basically doing a mild detox with me.  Although I think after the lack of wheat will be the lack of dairy!  YIKES!  We'll cross THAT bridge when we get there....

The funny thing is ... when I did the Atkins diet years ago ... I lost 13 pounds in 2 or 3 months ... and felt AWESOME!  I had so much energy ... didn't feel weighed down by all the carbs ... so I'm basically eating protein, veggies and this time I can add fruit.

He said wanted me to reduce my circumfrence!!! What a polite way of telling me I needed to lose some fat around my middle .... lmao!

So not only is Andrew a massage therapist, he's also helps with stress management and health coaching!  First time I've had a one stop shop for both physical and nutritional counselling.  Woo hoo!  I feel really good about this.  Now I just have to work on my postural issues.

He's tough ... he's direct ... he's funny ... I LIKE HIM!!!!

So the moral of the story?????   Just because things don't work out exactly as you planned ... doesn't meant that something better might not come along and totally blow you away!

Wishing you all good health and an amazing life!


  1. I'm curious to see where this goes, it sounds tough but promising!


  2. He sounds awesome. This really was a blessing in disguise! :D

  3. He wanted you to "reduce your circumference???" Lmao!!! How polite! Your espressos are fantabulous i'm not shocked you can't give it up, i wouldn't be able to either. But i've said it before and i'll say it again, I think you're gorgeous! I would never ask you to reduce your sorry that part just killed me i cant stop laughing over it!! Who says that??