Friday, July 15, 2011

Just what the dr ordered

Top: Ann Taylor Outlet
Skirt: Target
Sandals: Clarks
Belt: Thrifted

This is probably my favorite skirt in my closet.  I bought it a couple years ago with a matching orange top & I thought of it the only outfit.  Since starting blogging I've forced myself to take a closer look, and I've successfully remixed this skirt several times.  I've labeled all the entries "orange skirt".  What do you guys think?  I'm kind of partial to this one.  I really like the blue top.  I think it tones down the brightness of the print in the skirt.  Maybe I just like this one because it's a nice break from all the pants I've been wearing.

I've recently starting having a lot of pain in my lower back & hips, so I've starting seeing a new chiropractor!  When I was 12, I was diagnosed with scoliosis.  (Defined: my spine is curved).  As a kid it really didn't bother me & I went to a specialist every 6 months so that they could monitor it.  I never really thought it was a big deal.  Well apparently it is a pretty big deal.  My lower spine has a 42 degree curve & my upper back is 33 degree.  My spine is basically in the shape of a 'S' & my hips are out of alignment.  Looking at those x-rays I was really blown away.  I've seen x-rays of my back before, but when she explained them to me the realities of it really set in... I knew my hips didn't line up my shoulders, but I didn't know it could cause lung deterioration, spinal cord issues, etc.  But I've decided to be proactive about it.  My chiro is working on my alignment twice a week, I'm getting weekly massages (dr's orders!), and I'm working on building up my postural muscles.  I really want to be able walk in 10 years. 

FYI: Getting a massage on my lunch break on Friday ruins my productivity for the rest of the day!  But honestly, I don't really care.  They are that awesome!  What took me so long to discover their awesomeness???

1 comment:

  1. I can see why you love this skirt.. I love it too! It fits you great!