The main thing is starting slowly, adding new things slowly, and taking frequent breaks! LOL
You're in good company here--welcome to the team! Kathy
"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." thanks, Walter P. Chrysler. I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm! P.S. I looked up enthusiasm, and it says the root words mean God within... interesting...!
Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too! LOL
Hello "New To Group & Site", I too have Fibro, it's a pretty crummy thing to have isn't it? I am also rather new to this group although my diagnosis was made years ago, it has only been since the beginning of Jan that I have found Sparks. I am 58 pounds over what I want to weigh. I have lost one pound, as of today. Since the beginning of December I have been tracking everything that goes into my mouth for my doctor, and she has also sent me to Nutrtionist,because she understands how difficult it is for me to be carrying this extra weight on my 5ft frame. The weight is due to several things...my meds, and menopause. Because I live in way Northwestern Wisconsin it isn't easy for me to get out and walk, but I find that when it isn't too nippy out it feels good just to go out with my 3 dogs and walk about with them. I live out in the woods so there is quite a long way for me to be able to walk with them. If I had to give you any advice I would say...keep moving. No, not constantly but if you are like me at all it does not feel good to remain still or inside all of the time either. The sunshine will do you good too, even if it's just your face sticking out and facing the sun for 15 minutes a day. The vitamin D is a necessary thing for us with Fibro. I also take 2 vitamin D's every day along with quite a few other vitamins. My second and last piece of advice is have hope. Try to hope that the next day you will walk a little more, move a little more, and do something that you enjoy. That is how I cope. My husband is also a huge part of my ability to cope. I want to feel well for him, but he knows there are some days that I just cannot physically do what I may have done the day before and so on. I was even able to go deer hunting this year! I was the only woman in our group and I was the only one who got a deer!!! Everyone was so happy for me, it was great. I hope to hear from you now and then, so please "friend" me if you would like. Take Care, Kristy
Take Care Now! Kristy
current weight: 157.0
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walk for 30 minutes a day starting out. you can break it up to 10 mins. at a time through out the day and add more when you feel comfortable.i walk a mile a day on treadmill and actually feel better and so far don't have as much pain as i was when i did nothing.
Hi everyone - I suffer from fibromyalgia too. You probably know how hard it is to work out when you hurt. And it's hard to make good food when you're in pain all over. At this point I'm just excited I'm not in bed, so hopefully this group can help me find some beginner exercises that won't make me hurt too bad the next day!
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