Thursday, April 5, 2012
Dealing with fibro has really made life a lot harder as anyone with this illness can tell you . As we all battle this pain and discomfort,anyone with it knows ,it is a total life style change ,we can also say that with the meds and lack of moment we pack on the pounds.
So this year I have decided to take back my life, and no matter what pain I endure ,I will make a difference .
Twelve weeks ago my sister and I loaded into the DVD player the Walk Slim power walk system ,and the fun began .I can tell you it was real hard the first few weeks. I can say we lasted about fifteen minutes ,and thought we would just die !
You know that old saying feeling muscles we didn't know we had. After that first time ,we knew we had them that is for sure ! OH the pain !!
But we were determined to make this work ,and it does make it a lot easier if you have someone to feel the burn with .We keep each other going went the other has feelings of giving up ,and believe you me there are days .
I have to admit that after 13 weeks there is a difference. I feel I can move better and I'm feel firmer .There are some days when I can't even do 15 minutes,because my body just isn't up to it.Then there are the good days when I can punch out five miles and feel good about doing it . That is what makes this system seem to work best for me. With the fibro any activity can make the symptoms worse. I found with walk slim , even if you do 10 minutes or the full 5 miles you can't go wrong .You work at your own pace . As the doc says some is better then none .I'll keep posting as I go along ,so far up to five miles and down five pounds ,it's a start !
Posted by Laura at 2:57 PM