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Staying positive

Monday, August 15, 2011

I got some nice encouraging comments on my last short blog, and checked out one of my commenter's blogs in response.

She wrote about looking forward to the fall, to the good weather for walking. While I wanted to cheer her on, I had a hard time not being pulled down emotionally by the facts of my current situation - I had a restful weekend, but am still in the midst of recovering from a heel spur inflammation and as I've heard by many others, this could take a long time. I will refuse to give in to a negative mentality (NOT easy for me to do!). I will be appreciative for the day God has given me - that He has given me just ONE day to get through. That I don't have to think ahead.. I just need to focus on this one day- on the many ways I can lead a healthy lifestyle for TODAY.
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    I have had heel spurs and plantar fasciitis and I understand what you are going through. I have found that the best thing to do is to start VERY SLOWLY when going back to any exercise, like walking...I am used to walking 6 times around my block (2 miles) and when I have had problems in the past, if I start with one or two times around for a week, then add a time each week or two...this is a necessity! Going back to your exercise too much too soon will bring it all back again, unfortunately. You can also buy walking shoes from New Balance that are helpful with these conditions...ask your Dr. Good luck, I really feel for you!
    2772 days ago
    Feel better soon! Foot problems are such a pest and a real pain too!

    2772 days ago
    If i am not able to get out and enjoy the weather, I have my windows open in my house so i can get the air circulating in my house. that often puts me in a better mood, even though i prefer to walk in the nice weather.
    2772 days ago
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