Sunday, October 16, 2016

Two Important Words

Two important words to live by:  OVER and NEXT

If it's OVER, it's OVER - let it go and move onto what's NEXT.

Don't fret about NEXT - just tackle whatever is NEXT.

And if you are really good at living in the moment, string a hammock between OVER and NEXT and take a nice rest!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

When the GOING gets rough

Sometimes it's hard to get those legs GOING.  It's as if they have a mind of their own.  Your mind is saying "Let's Go" and their mind is saying "No Way."

Some ways to keep going when walking or standing is a NO GO:

  • easy floor yoga - breathe, stretch and be as strong as you can be for today
  • stationary bike - spin as best you can
  • get in the pool - swim, walk, tread water, water run
  • row - rowing provides a good workout for the days when the upper body works but the legs don't
Move as much as you can today.  Stand up.  Touch your toes.  Reach for the sky.  Do it now and do it often.  

You can move!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Getting Back on the Saddle

We (mostly) all take breaks from time to time.

I seem to have taken quite a long one!  Seems to me that I feel like blogging and thinking about strategies to combat MS challenges the most when I am fighting the good fight and following the advice to be active and headstrong.

Backing off from physical activity (for good reasons or not), seems to correlate with backing off from mentally attacking this puzzle of maintaing mobility and strength.

So, here we go.  I've been working on increasing physical activity this month and here I am back at the keyboard.

Wish me luck - or encouragement!

Join me, if you you please.

Sunday, April 24, 2016


The spring wildflowers are blooming and calling us all to the trails!

Going to the woods in the spring is a HABIT for me.

How do we form habits?  More importantly, how do we form constructive, positive habits?

Schedules work for me.  If I set a schedule (and do not let myself off the hook), I tend to wear a groove in my day where a positive activity dwells.  Running has become one of those HABITS.

Most all of our behaviors are habit based:  what we eat, when we eat it, whether or not we exercise, how we interact with others, ...  I think we are pre-programmed to work in a habitual manner.

So, I'm thinking a lot about the habits that dictate daily life and how to assure the HABITS are as positive as they can be.

The wildflowers will bloom - will I be there to appreciate them?  You?