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Focus on fitness

So, I started physical therapy earlier this week and although my pain is worse this week than last, I'm dealing with it a little better, I'm a bit more hopeful. Last week in comparison I had almost no pain, so it's not that bad this week, mostly waking with sore shoulders.

Anyhow, since I'm feeling better, I'm exercising more. I had insane fitness goals for myself for this month. They aren't going to happen. Not yet.

But, I have been doing 3 or more days of 30 mins of cardio + 1 day of strength/toning for 15-20 mins.

I'm getting there.

This is in my very near future:
(by very near I mean I'm ordering it asap! Hopefully today or tomorrow!)

I know that improving my endurance and fitness will help my pain. I'm hoping since the weather is finally getting warmer, that I can increase it all through spring, summer and fall and by next winter I can deal with the pain inflicted by the weather far better than I did this year. Which was, to be fair, far better than I had last year as well.

I have seen the way this fibro can destroy lives. I have been in different PT groups and have friends and fam who have it and I just won't let that be me. My PT says I've got a strong spirit. I dunno, I think I just have a lot of hope for myself. My life in general was pretty difficult for awhile and I've come so far, like I say, small successes pave the way for bigger ones. I just can't accept that this life of obesity and chronic pain are all I have in store for me. I'm only 31, and since I can't see myself doing this forever, I've just decided, I won't.

I've been to the bottom and there's nowhere to go from here but up. :)


  1. Good for you! You're doing the best you can and being strong! Congrats on the new bike. It helps a lot when you do home fitness. Easier to fit into your day.

  2. You are strong and inspiring and I'm very hopeful that you'll find a life without pain some day. I work in the medical field and, believe me, miracles do happen. Keep up this great attitude of yours and who knows what will happen. I suspect lots of good things for you. I think you're going to like your bike.


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