I never thought I could do it!
Monday, February 18, 2019
Today I walked a mile with Leslie Sansone. I'm in a wheelchair, I have some joints that are bone on bone, and I have Meniere's which makes orienting in space a challenge. I fall really easily. I have fibromyalgia, which can cause a lot of pain. There are a lot of reasons why walking a mile was impossible. Or so I thought.
I quit listening to what other people thought I should do. I started listening to my body. I made my own exercise program and started out really slowly. I do a lot of seated exercise video's and recumbent biking. I still never thought I could walk for exercise. Cardio walking, and safely.
Last week I started walking in place, slowly to the music that inspired me.
Today, I thought I'd just do what was reasonably comfortable. I found a youtube video and started, with no thought of finishing. A MILE! Two months ago I could walk 50 feet. Yes, I did have to touch a piece of furniture to stay oriented. There were times I had to walk half the tempo of the folks on the tape, but I DID IT!
Now, the trick will be in not overdoing it! I still have to take it slow and careful, and that might always be true, but what isn't true is that I tell myself I CAN'T!