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.