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Trying to find a new normal

Thursday, June 20, 2019

My body is fighting me in everything I do lately. I feel like I'm losing control of my life. Last night my best friend and I took an after dinner walk like I always do. It felt so good to be out walking since its been raining alot. Our total walk was just shy of 2.5 miles. The last quarter mile was horrible. My body was screaming out in pain. I barely made it up the driveway and in the house. So I took a nice warm shower which usually revives me. It didn't. I dragged around until I went to bed in so much pain. It feels so good walking but I've noticed that I do good part of my walk and I start slowing down. My tracker changes color as you walk slower or faster. It doesn't matter how long the walk, I still lose something towards the end. I've noticed that since I've been here. It's usually the very end of my walk. No matter how far I walk or how long I'm out there. Weather permitting I'll be walking again tonight. Hopefully my bff will be walking with me. Life has changed I just need to learn to adapt. Have a great week. Do your best but listen to your body. Sending you all love and hugs and prayers
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    It is very important to listen to our bodies. Life does change, and u r so good at adapting. I am learning to adapt, too.
    150 days ago
    You're right to listen to your body. Hopefully, the adjustments you make will make things easier for you. emoticon
    152 days ago
  • FRAN0426
    Having to make adjustments is tougher than trying to keep going. Wise decision to listen to your body, you are the one who pays the price for pushing past your limits at the present time.
    sometimes we just have to slow down and make changes. Hope you have less painful days ahead of you Ramona.
    153 days ago
    Sorry, Ramona. emoticon

    Exercise is not my friend right now and, unfortunately, may never be again. I am struggling to accept that it may become a permanent reality for me.

    153 days ago
  • FROSTY99
    emoticon You said it best, Listen to your body.
    153 days ago
    Sending you love, Ramona! ! Keep up the great work! !
    153 days ago
    Just go at your own pace.
    153 days ago
    I have started taking Tumeric (Best to get the kind with pepper for absorption). It helps with inflammation. I also when I REALLY hurt take a bath with relaxing epsom salts. They make them in lavender and other scents that help me sleep too. I fractured my spine a few years ago and I do some yoga stretches for hip and back discomfort

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    153 days ago
    So very sorry to read about the pain caused from walking. Hope you will be able to find the cause. emoticon
    153 days ago
    So sorry to hear about your continued battle w/pain. So exhausting!
    153 days ago
    Do you walk the same route every time? I know you are paying attention to time spent and length of the walks, but where you are walking may be the issue. Also, pay attention to where the pain is centralized, you may need to see a doctor to address a specific issue that is brought on by the walking. Wishing you the best of luck!
    153 days ago
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