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I'm 25 and have been fighting with fibromyalgia for years. Recently I got it (mostly) under control using the Guaifenesin Protocol, and am starting to get my body back in shape. My newest passion is yoga. I LOVE the stretch that it gives me, and the fact that I work up a heck of a sweat without feeling overtaxed.

My biggest challenge is, of course, my health issues. I'll feel great for a while and make fantastic progress, then get sick and backslide substantially. It's hard to feel like I'm not actually gaining any ground towards my goal, because every time I start to lose weight I catch a flu bug or the weather changes quickly enough to trigger a flare-up. But I AM making progress, and I need to constantly remind myself of that fact so that I don't get discouraged and give up (again).

Member Since: 10/17/2007

Fitness Minutes: 65

My Goals:
* Lose 25lbs by my birthday.

* Learn to control the frequency and reduce the span of fibro flareups.

* Start running - run a 5k with my "twin" this summer.

My Program:
YOGA! I love how it stretches my body without hurting me, even on bad days.

Start doing pilates again - goal of 3 days/week.

Get my butt on the elliptical & stationary bike for cardio.

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I'm from Wisconsin - lived in Milwaukee for a while and now live in Madison. I love the Madison lifestyle and really want to get in shape so that I can start making use of all of the bike trails when the weather gets nice again!

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"Someone once said, 'All good things must come to an end.' What a load of crap. I mean yeah, sure, the good things have to end, but the bad things end too. And then they all start over again. That's just life. And you can spend your time worrying about the bad things, but it'll keep you from noticing the good things, so I wouldn't recommend it."
Queen of Wands (Webcomic by Aerie)

"You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take a boat in the air that you don't love she'll shake you off just as sure as the turn of the worlds. Love keeps her in the air when she ought to fall down, tells you she's hurting before she keels. Makes her a home."

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  • v RACHEL630
    Just coming by to check on you! :)
    3620 days ago
    Just stopped by to say hi and ask how the multivitamin is working out for you.

    Be well!

    3667 days ago
    Welcome to SP and the FMS team/teams. Another great team is Fibro Friends. It's so nice you found your way here. Be sure and check out the topics: Spark America, Bio Feedback, RealAge and Chiropractic treatment for pain and sleep in the teams General Discussion forum page.There is a wealth of good info in there for those of us with this disease. Stop in and visit our pages and get to know us better. Use your Spark Points page to help you use and learn all the great tools we have here and again. welcome to SP and the teams.
    3675 days ago
  • v RACHEL630
    I'm sorry about the flare. :( Good job getting back at it! Have fun in the warm pool. :)
    3675 days ago
  • v RACHEL630
    Hey, girl! I haven't heard from you in a while so I'm just checking up on you! :)
    3676 days ago
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