Friday, October 22, 2010
Today I slept all day off and on. The multiple sclerosis flare continues on. So far the medication I need is in the appeals process. So maybe sometime next week it will come.
I decided to experiment to see what happens if I exercise hard during a flare. The flares make me feel like not moving, it makes me very weak, lethargic, numb, horrible. My brain go haywire so I can't think right, my speech gets slurred and slow, it is hard to process things I read or watch on tv. I am numb up to my face. You can scratch me and I won't feel it. My legs have a deeper numbness. I have always rested during them because of how crappy they make me feel. The problem is it can go on for 1-2 months. So I loose everything I worked for. It's like starting over. I don't know if exercising will make me worse or better??? No one has ever said anything.
I did Body Gospel that I had picked up used off of craigslist. There are two settings for the sound. The one I chose is normal. You hear her voice over the music. I did not have the sound up high to blast it, just loud enough to hear her voice for cluing. The one I did was the cardio today.
The DVD is more advanced than Leslie. It would be a good step up. My heart rate was higher, the steps are bit more challenging and interesting. She has modifications to her steps which I used. She does some jumping and kicking. The kicking is doable. It is like a beginning to kickboxing. There are some kickboxing moves which I don't know the name of which are easy enough to do and add a nice variety.
I did some small of her jumps doing a skating move until my muscles were too fatigued to cooperate. There is one lady who does the modifications through the whole dvd. When she instructs she teaches the modifications first before adding on harder moves like jumps. I liked it because it was different that what I have been doing. The worship stuff didn't bother me. It says it is a 30 min. workout. However it ended up being 35 min. with the cool down. When my muscles were really fatigued at the end so I marched in place. My mind is not processing right so the routine at the very end I wasn't able to get even though it was simple. That was about 5 min.
My calorie burn is higher than Leslie. I got up to 13 cal per min. burned. It rated 26 min. of moderate activity and 7 of moderate. 361 cal. burned in 35 min. 2739 steps. I didn't start immediately setting my watch for the cal. stuff. So it will be a bit higher on the steps, cal. burn.
My total cal. burn yesterday 2314.
41 min. moderate activity.
I can't do anymore as my body is trying to heal and deal with the inflammation in my brain and spinal cord.
I just keep on trying to the best of my ability.