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   Posted 10/28/2008 1:04 PM (GMT -7)   
A coach, a cheerleader, a personal trainer... any of these would do. I need to exercise again! Running after the kids isn't enough, expecailly now that the weather has turned cold and wet. Work has become exhausting becuase I don't do enough at home. I know what I need to do, I just have to get started. rolleyes I was feeling so good when I had started my exercise again. I was doing light aerobics for 1/2 hour, or standing pilates for 20 minutes followed by ab work. I stopped a few weeks before Thanksgiving to get things ready. I got into cleaning the house, my OCD took over, and things snowballed from there. That was ok, I feel really good about the house now... the playroom and office especially. BUT, I didn't make time to exercise. This week I took things easy, and I haven't moved much at all. And I'm really paying for it now.

I deserve to relax and do things I enjoy, right? Yes, but only after my workout! I keep making excuses... I do only have so much time in a day... and the kids have field trips, docotr's appointments, groceries, Hallowe'en to get ready, etc.... Oh, but since last night... My hands and feet ache so much it makes me cry. My whole body is sore, burning, and buzzing. My fatigue has hit me big time, even the malic acid doesn't seem to help. So now that I feel this crappy I have to move. I feel like I have to climb Mt Everest right now. I KNOW I'll feel better in a few days if only I can get MOVING! How to start?

Well, I thought. I have a whole cheerleading section right here! lol. All I have to do is make myself accountable. But now that I think of it, I won't have time until next week... No, not excuses (well, they are real at least). ok, ok, maybe some pilates tonight after the kids are in bed? That means no scrapping time, but that's been my problem this week. Too much scrapping time at the computer!

Thanks for the uplift. I feel better just venting a bit. And knowing I HAVE to move now that I've told you! smilewinkgrin

Wishing you a wonderful day.
Waiting for appointment with rheumy (March 2009) to get an official dx. waiting, waiting, waiting....
Taking malic acid/magnesium combo, what a life saver! and amitriptyline

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   Posted 10/28/2008 3:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Mamanan,

I think I understand what yhou are going through. When my children were younger I had to eek out time to exercise.

Of course, I did not think exercise was so important that I should do it daily at the time.

Since being ill with fibro and growing older things have changed. Two years ago I was able to put exercise first. I just awaken in the morning, get dressed and go directly to the pool (with a stop for a latte first). This has helped me stay in my routine regardless of my other daily activities.

However, I no longer have young children. In fact, my homeschooled teenage daughter practically pushes me out of the house everyday.

So, get up and make exercise important. Don't become older like I did without it. lol


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Date Joined Oct 2008
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   Posted 10/28/2008 4:24 PM (GMT -7)   
I am right there with you..it is so hard to just do it...I was in physical therapy and had to stop because they did not know what was wrong with me..I have had tremors and frozen shoulders for two months and three weeks ago I had an appointment with the Rheumo. and she told me I have Fibro really bad...and Osteo Arthritis..along with herniated disks and bulging disks..but I have had no sleep for two months due to pain and no Rem sleep so I know where you are coming from and everyday I say today...I need to get back and exercise but like she told me it starts with just 5 to 10 minutes not like I was use to all these years...this is all new to me...hugs, pain4you

hugs, pain4you

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