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   Posted 1/19/2009 6:12 PM (GMT -6)   
As you guys know, im sick as hell right now. but i made a goal for 2009 to get moving and do gentle excercise especially for my fibro. We have a pool at our house, but its more like a swamp for amphibious life forms- so my awesome neighbours gave me their house key and free reign of their lovely, deep, long salt water pool.
So even though i feel like rubbish, i dragged myself out of bed and spent 1/2 an hour swimming- just doing laps and stretching and my fibro pain is loosening up already- and the salt water was good for my sinuses. i just made sure not to swim ultra deep cos of my ears, but i just wanted to share my little success- i hate excercise- except for swimming, and for my neighbours to offer me the use of their pool is so appreciated, and i have no excuse not to swim- seeing as how they are right next door!
So that is a little step in the right direction and im happy i did it. i will be going back tomorrow. did 30mins today, want to do 40mins tomorrow until im comfortable doing an hour a day.
i want to be WELL. i want to be fit. i need to take it gently, but im adamant that i will be more active this year. (and hopefully i will lose some weight!)
Thankyou all for your love,
Maz XX

            'He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.' (Psalm 147:3)                  
Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, CFS, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Sinusitis, TMJ disorder, Endometriosis, PCOS, Chronic E.N.T and Upper respiratory tract infections, Reactive Arthritis, GERD,  IBS, Glandular fever, Migraines, Anemia, Chemical/Noise/Light sensitivity, Trichotilomania, PTSD, Seasonal Mood  Disorder, OCD, Benign Vertigo,  Impaired immune system. Tachycardia, tinnitus, low clotting factor= bruising. Tendonitis, Bursitis.
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Multiple surgeries- I bear the scars of my poor physical health.
Age:28. AP first DX @ 10. Fibro etc DX @14. Proud Aussie.

Post Edited (Mazfire) : 1/19/2009 6:42:48 PM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 1/19/2009 6:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Well done Maz!!! That is great that you're taking a step in the right direction! The way you are doing it is great easing yourself in, excellent!! Even bigger kudos for doing this when you're feeling sick!


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   Posted 1/19/2009 6:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Very well done Maz it is so good to knowe you are taking these steps and posting the outcome for others
I always have believed it does help those out that read of steps taken to make things better
keep us posted plz

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   Posted 1/19/2009 8:18 PM (GMT -6)   

Maz, this is great news.  I am so happy for you and you sound extremely proud of yourself which is very important.  Keep up the good work but also remember to rest as well.


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   Posted 1/20/2009 12:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey L.A.S. :)

I'm glad you are fighting through all that you are going through and setting goals for you life to help you all the way around! You are a survivor and an inspiration my friend :)
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   Posted 1/20/2009 12:11 AM (GMT -6)   
That's awesome! Now I'm feeling all guilty about not doing anything myself when I also planned to be walking more this year for exercise. I am going to try to do something tomorrow -- maybe head over to the mall where I can walk around indoors for a good stretch of land. We have a great sky bridge at work once I get well enough to return, but I know that choosing to be healthy starts now & you have set quite an example for the rest of us! turn

Hope they can find something to knock that infection out soon & best wishes with you New Year's resolution!


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   Posted 1/20/2009 4:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Thats Awesome...but dont push yourself to hard to fast...It is easy to scare yourself off!! 30mins is great do that for a little longer then only up it 5mins every couple of days....Just a suggestion. P.s I was also addicted to the gym and heavy exercise..Just another addiction to add to my list but Take it easy and keep your goal in mind....Great work. Get Well and keep smiling! gillxx


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   Posted 1/20/2009 9:43 AM (GMT -6)   

That is such happy news! I'm glad to hear that it's making you feel better already as well - both physically and mentally. You can definitely tell yourself that you're taking steps to care for yourself.

What an inspiration you are!



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