Bill, thank you. So much.
You are absolutely right. I've been trying to do a "normal" exercise routine and it's just not working. I don't even want to exercise now because I've ruined it for myself! I'm doing 10 minutes, twice a day at the easiest level on my eliptical now and it is so much better. My goal is to be able to do it for 20 minutes, twice a day. But I'm going to make that a goal that I reach in time! No rushing. What I was doing before was 5 miles in 20 minutes. That's crazy. That's a 4 minute mile! I just realized that! Only seasoned pros do a 4 minute mile! Good grief, no wonder I wanted throw up and just sleep after doing that. I'm crazy!
Some exercise is better than none, right! I just need to tailor it to what I can handle, just like you said. I don't have the stamina that I did when I was 20, so I'm not going to try and be 20 again!
I'm starting a beginner's pilates class in January. I'm really looking forward to that. I need some core strength and toning. My friend has joined the class with me, so we have support and someone to be accountable to! Getting some strength and endurance now will help me in this class.
Your post inspired me Bill. You have been through an awful lot, and have overcome some big obstacles. I think it's amazing and fantastic that you have improved so much from where you were in 2006. It's wonderful.
Thanks again for the pep talk and great advice. I'll put it all to work!
I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. I have learned in whatever state I am in,to be content. Phillipians 4:11-13
33 years old. Diagnosed with lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke),Sjogren's, Raynaud's, seizure disorder-(miraclulously disappeared!), Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, neutropenia, thrombocytopenia. Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, didrocal, monopril, calcium, Cykolokapron, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus