Today was my first time back to the gym in what feels like forever. The last several months I have been pushing my body too hard, and it couldn’t keep up. The last few times I lifted I would immediately start running a fever and my lupus would start flaring. After going to the ER and being told “it was just some weird lupus thing,” I knew is needed to reevaluate everything. It wasn’t some weird lupus thing, it was my lupus reacting very badly to the amount of stress I was putting on my body.
After lots of reflection, lots of prayer, and actually listening to what the Lord was revealing to me and what my body was trying to tell me, I’ve decided to drop out of my upcoming meet. The selfishness of wanting to do it is what was driving me. I wasn’t paying attention to what my body needed and to those around me who need me to be able to function.
I’ll keep lifting, I just have to figure out what will work for me. So today was a light conventional day. I forgot how much I love deadlifting when I don’t feel like absolute garbage from trying to push myself past what my body will allow.
Seeing double? This may look like a spot-the-difference #BobMarley challenge... But honestly, it's just what happens when IG refuses to play nice - as it did for so many of us yesterday 😔. These 2 #paintings are based on the sketch I did in the summer. They're also my attempt at adding a new #MyArtNight motif, because I'm convinced Brum would ❤ one like this. On the left is number 1, done yesterday & right: is today's attempt to replicate & improve on it whilst speeding up the process. FYI, I failed abysmally at that last part 😅, somehow I spent way longer on the 2nd one - possibly because the skintones were just refusing to cooperate. I'll not be giving up that easy, I have an idea for a 3rd version that leaves skintones out of the equation & should therefore be way easier/quicker to replicate & teach.
That won't happen for a few days though as I'll be prepping tomorrow for my biggest ArtNight yet 😆. P. S do feel free to play spot-the-difference with this pair if you wanna 😉, then you can let me know in the comments how many you see 😜.
Все знают, что такое белемнит, он же чертов палец? Впариватель из меня так себе, и если я напишу, что это дохлый окаменелый хищный кальмар, это никто не купит. Наверное, надо написать какую-нибудь телегу про знаки зодиака и про то, что если ты внезапно обнаружишь у себя остеопороз где-нибудь посоеди глухой тайги (нафига бы еще туда идти с остеопорозом), то можно сожрать белемнит, и от него будет польза организму. Можно еще про магию - тырнеты говорят, что белемниты помогают от разногласий в семейных отношениях и от неприятностей на работе. Про умение в компромисс, к сожалению, умалчивают, но если со всеми ругаешься - белемнит определенно поможет, да. В общем, я не умею писать продающие тексты. #inprogress#handmade#jewelry#handmadejewelry#jewelrydesign#byowl#silver#leave#leaves#silverleaves#999#950#925#серебро#белемнит#кулон#серьги#лист#листья#кулонизлистьев#бохо