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Day 8 of 100 - Exercise is Paying Off

Saturday, March 08, 2014

*First let me preface this with reader beware this contains sensitive material

My 100 Minutes of Exercise for 100 Days Pledge is Paying off my stamina is increasing and for the first time in 6 months I was able to take a shower standing up. Now for most of you that does not sound like a big deal, but for me this was a major accomplishment. The last time I tried to take a shower standing up I had a seizure and collapsed, lay unable to move while water poured in my nose and mouth and I almost drowned in my own shower (I live alone) - my poor little dog Bella was frantically pawing at the door trying to get in and barking trying to alert anyone who might hear. Ever since then I have been having to take a shower with the aid of a shower chair because of heart problems, dizziness and MS seizures.

So today was a major accomplish you see. No blackouts, seizures, or any racing heart arrhythmia. Bella still stood outside the door barking and I had to continually reassure her I was ok, but we both made it thru without incident emoticon

This 100 Day Challenge was the best thing I have done for myself in a while, well besides losing the weight. It has made me realize that I can actually push myself to go a little harder even if I have to break it up into several smaller segments throughout the day, but sometimes I can go longer than I ever thought that I could at one time setting I even amaze myself - I never thought it was possible - you never know what you can do until you try-- you just have to go for it. So if I have one word for any of you out there that think you can't do something because your pain won't let you, or you are too tired, or you are too old for it, or whatever reason - just give it one try - if it doesn't work out then it didn't work out .... But if you don't try how will you ever know?
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    This is wonderful!
    1558 days ago
    How are you doing today! You are amazing!! I can no longer whine!!!

    1566 days ago
  • QTEALADY20031
    Hi, emoticon I am so happy for you for your accomplishment. You are such an inspiration for me! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon June
    1567 days ago
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    1567 days ago
    Oh I am so happy for you!!!! You are amazing, I can't say it enough. You INSPIRE me and so many others so much!!!! emoticon
    1567 days ago
  • SUSAN203
    What an accomplishment, you're such an inspiration!
    1567 days ago
    Yes, you are an inspiration!!!!! I'm sure both you and Bella couldn't help but be concerned but that had to feel so great to finally be able to stand and take your shower.

    big hugs emoticon
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  • 123ELAINE456
    Awesome Blog!!! Congratulations on standing up to take a shower and the 100 Day Chellenge too.. A Big Accomplishments in Itself. You are Amazing!!! Keep Pushing Forward. Do be extremely in the shower and trying other new things out for the first time. You can Do It. I have to use a shower chair too. I get very dizzy without warning. Not safe for me to go out by myself. You are an Inspiration to Everyone. And You Motivate people too. That is Wonderful. God Blessings Always. Have a Wonderful Week. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    1568 days ago
    YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! Standing by yourself to take a shower is a MAJOR accomplishment!!! Congratulations. My major accomplishment was a couple of months ago when I was actually able to climb into my son-in-law's high off the ground truck without my husband having to push my rear to get me up! I'm proud for you.
    1568 days ago
  • SIRIUS2014
    Good for you. Little bits add up!
    1568 days ago
  • BIBS4664
    Just wonderful. I need to use the shower chair becuse of the nerve damage and 4 cages in my back. But I can get myself in and out without help!!! I am doing the chair exercise 5oo marches for March. It is a challenge for me, but so far so good. Thanks for sharing your story. You are super sparkler!!
    1568 days ago
    You are doing awesome!


    I have yet to find my limit.
    But I do take baby steps, I also live alone most of the time, so I know the importance of safety.

    Keep up the great focus!

    I love my 100 day challenge also, it keeps me moving!

    1568 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/8/2014 7:18:02 PM
    emoticon Just a little more each day but don't overextend yourself! I think we all know our limitations. You are doing emoticon
    1568 days ago
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