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I think of the olympic skier who got his motivation from his brother who was in a wheelchair -- he said he too had difficulty motivating to train some days, but then he'd think of his brother, who had no choice to do anything but sit in his wheelchair--that seems to get me going!
I can do anything I set my mind too. I have risen up from a wheelchair to walk again. I keep moving even when my body doesn't want to. If I can do it - What is your excuse. Just start by doing 1000 steps at a time per hour. In 10 hours that is 10,000 steps or 5 miles. Lets get strong together!!!
I keep my legs moving as much as I possibly can while going to and from the bus on my power wheelchair, and it has really helped--I broke my plateau and have lost 15 pounds! I do single leg extensions and add more movements as it is safe to do so. I am refusing to let my disability keep me from exercising.
I have found that I move so much more this way than I do on the days I have to drive my car and use my walker, just because my feet give me so much pain that when I have to walk, I avoid it to diminish the pain; I also tend to fall frequently when I walk, so the wheelchair is much safer for me.
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