Hello Big World! I know , I know, its been months. It’s not you, its me, lol. So, if I’m being honest, I have been a lump. I am dealing with chronic illness ( fibro and still undiagnosed “Meganitis ” ) and all the joys ( NOT ) that go along with it and basically just trying to stay afloat in this crazy world. Long story short, I am in pain everyday. And fatigued. Good Lord, the exhaustion ! I wish I could find a way to combat it.
So, I have been wallowing in this pit of dispair and honestly , its been 2 years I have been down , if we are counting . I have let it hold me back and control me and I need to break free . I have read several times that exercising , while it will hurt, in the long run , I will feel better. I think I owe it to myself to explore these options.
Nothing in life would make me happier than returning to Coach Jane and Crossroads . Unfortunately that is not in the cards right now, but I am not writing it off down the road a ways. I need something I can do when I have energy, which means working out at home. I need need something low impact while my body adjusts .
So, I have decided to try something new to see if it helps me. I could be completly wrong and this could blow up in my face, but I am going to give it a go. I am currently on Gabapentin for my issues and let me tell you , I thought I was nuts when I had gained 40 lbs, but it turns out , lots of folks gain weight with Gabapentin. I need a way to combat it, cause honestly , I am less sore when I take my meds and really don’t want to change that up right now.
I joined some Fibro support groups to see if I could relate to some folks and get just some general info. Its a real great forum . Here and there folks would post about if they were working out and the thing that came up more and more was Yoga and Piyo . Piyo is a Beachbody program. After a lot of research and speaking to people, I decided to give Piyo and the Beachbody programs a try. I am a bit nervous since even when I was working out, yoga was not something I was into, but I kinda need this is going to be my wheelhouse for a while.
I plan on diving in tomorrow . I gotta get a yoga mat. I will check in and let you all know what I think .
Hopefully, I can find the balance and shake this funk.
Thanks for coming on the swim folks!