Last Monday when I published the make-up blog post, I didn’t realize how noticeable my scoliosis was until I saw those images. I’ve known since I was diagnosed that it was bad. But I didn’t think it was so noticeable. Probably to the normal person you wouldn’t notice it, nor do you probably have any idea what I’m talking about lol. Look at my shoulders. Their not even.
My shoulders are not the only thing that don’t match up. One set of ribs sticks out more than the other, one shoulder blade is higher than the other, etc. etc.. I have both an upper and lower spinal curve. On my X-rays, I look like an “s.” And no I’m not exaggerating. When I was younger, they gave me a big, bulky back brace to wear. Any freshmen in high school is not going to wear that thing like they are supposed too. Did they really think I would wear it 23 hours out of the day? Looking back, I wish I would have taken their advice and wore it more. I tried to see if I could go under the knife to help fix it a little. At 24 years old, they told me I was too old to get surgery. Talk about that “holy shit I’m getting old” feeling you’re not supposed to get until you’re at least over 40. Now, the only thing I can do is make sure my muscles are as strong as they possibly can be to support my spine. After two kids, building back up my muscles has not been an easy task.
When we moved to Texas, it was priority of mine to get back to the gym to not only loose weight and get healthy but to build back up those support muscles too. Right around Christmas I lost all motivation. And that’s right around the same time that a local gym, Heritage Park Fitness, started advertising their Biggest Loser Challenge. I signed up. And 3-4 weeks in, it’s given me motivation to not only get back to the gym but eat healthier too. :)