Friday, November 14, 2014
Well, winter is here!! I have one last job to do outside and then I can hibernate for a few mos.! I look forward to so many inside projects. More time to crochet-I've got several items lined up. Then there's the jigsaw puzzle that comes out when the temp. drops. And there's always several cleaning projects that have been put off until cooler weather. I never get bored, no matter the weather!! So many people ask me how I can possibly survive, not driving. Well, as long as I have wonderful friends and a giving hubby, I'll be fine. I do get out of the house, believe me!! While I'm enjoying my cozy house, however, I enjoy warm drinks and keeping myself busy with cooking, cleaning, hobbies, and most importantly, exercise!!! Keeping positive is my goal and there's no more successful way than improving yourself inside and out!! So sparkfriends, have a wonderful winter, and remember, this too shall pass!!!
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Am getting back on board with the fitness minutes! I've taken two different tests now and both have come back with the same result: (Get ready to chuckle) I'm CONSTIPATED! So, I get the message. I'll see what I can do. Doc gave me stuff the first time I saw her that I thought had changed that result, but no such luck. So I'm taking charge instead of waiting to get better. I've increased my decaffeinated liquids, increased my fiber, including fruits and veggies, and am working on every other thing I can think of to get rid of this pain in my side. So far, so good. I now only have a twinge of pain in the a.m., rather than excruciating pain all day. Evidently, with this type of IBS, a person can get constipated and not realize it until it really becomes a problem. This says to me that my body needs a makeover in diet. So it begins! Wish me luck!!! At least I know I'm not going crazy because I hurt, I have been tested, twice!!!
Thursday, October 16, 2014
I'm having to slow my life down right now due to IBS distress. Evidently my body is struggling, and as a result, I'm extremely constipated, plus. They can work on the constipation part right now, but the whatever else is going on has to yet to be determined. So far, they've run x rays for blockage, the results of which I hope to hear soon. After that, I'll know more. The exasperating pain I have been going through is worse in the mornings, which makes my day start later. I have cut my activity level way back, as doing any lower body exercises is a big no-no. I can enjoy walking, however, and pup and I totally loved it today. I know I should work on upper body strength training, and I guess I'm using this blog as an accountability blog to push myself to do so!! I love my wii, it provides great exercise that rarely hurts. I hope to develop a plan that will give me my exercise minutes without stressing my body too much. For everything, though, there is always a silver lining and this one has several. My goal is not to focus on the things I can't do, but emphasize the things I can!! Signed, Will feel better soon!!!!
Thursday, October 09, 2014
Today is a blessed day! It's a Thursday, when I do no volunteering or any other activity out of the house!! I was able to work in the kitchen for awhile, keep up my exercising schedule, enjoy some sunshine, and later I will do some crotcheting. Not all days work out so well, but today, it is blessed!!! I hope everyone is able to grab a day, an hour, or part of one, to just enjoy what you want to do!! It definitely helps lower the blood pressure!!!
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
I have to say I salute those of you who are exercising while your body hurts. I have a relatively pain free 53 yr. old body, but these days my IBS is creating spasms that really mess my exercise level up. I know many of you are exercising with health issues like arthritis, and mobility problems, as well as many other agonies. I just want you to know that you are an inspiration to me to keep moving and not let my pain determine my activity level. Granted, each setback does have a voice in the movements you can make. But the fact is, you're still moving! And for that, I think you all deserve a gold star!!
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