Being in pain every day is not the worst part of living with fibromyalgia. The pain, I can adjust to and work with. The worse part, for me, is the worry of getting hurt. I know I’ve touched on this before, but it is really beginning to affect my life. When I have to weigh… Continue reading Fibromyalgia Sucks!
“Skinny is more important than pain”, I heard and looked around to see who said that. I knew I was alone, but I was hoping it wasn’t me that was thinking this way. Unfortunately, it was. How could I feel like this? I spend every waking minute trying to decrease the pain I am in.… Continue reading Skinny Reflections
When I discovered yoga years ago, it was a way to offer more classes and keep my participants safe. Instead of high-intensity training, yoga brought a gentle approach, plus resistance training with the weight of the body. I left yoga early in my fibromyalgia diagnosis. The doctor suggested I remove all carbs from my diet… Continue reading For The Love of Yoga
My mom passed away in October. She passed away one week after a diagnosis of breast cancer; even the doctors were confused. Unfortunately, the cancer spread quickly. I believe God’s grace kept her from pain or from month’s of suffering, but it was very unexpected for our family. I’m sure you understand all the emotions… Continue reading Adrenaline!
A few years ago I had a story published in Chicken Soup For the Soul. The title of the book is From Lemons to Lemonade. You can click on the Chicken Soup link to view the story and learn more about my fitness journey! Here is today’s 5-Minute Friday workout for legs! You can perform this… Continue reading 5-Minute Friday!
Those who know me, understand that cursing is not part of my vocabulary. However, I’d like to suggest Fibromyalgia as an additional “F” word. Fibro had me cursing- not out loud, but in my head- this past Friday morning. My feet literally could not touch the floor without causing me excruciating pain. My right heel… Continue reading The Other “F” Word…
“I do not have time” is not a valid excuse for lack of exercise. I will show you a 5-minute, strength-training routine you can perform once or twice a week to maintain your upper-body tone. Use a weight load that causes fatigue for the final two repetitions of each set. Aim to complete 1 to… Continue reading 5-Minute Friday!
My fears are very few. They include such things as snakes, car accidents, losing family members and latex. Ok- latex is not a fear, but I am allergic to it, so I am very cautious when I am near this product. I should also add- slight germ-o-phobe. (Thanks Mom!) In other words, I am not… Continue reading Fear and Fibromyalgia
I dedicated the past 27 years of my life to fitness training. It is ironic that now most movement causes me pain. Maybe it’s payback for all the years I caused pain in my fitness participants! Those days when they cursed my name sitting down onto the toilet because their legs hurt so bad—I’m here… Continue reading Fitness and Fibromyalgia
Owning up to fibromyalgia.