I am not the best person to deal with a “hurricane” … For me this past weekend and what has been a significant to part of my life (again) for the past few weeks is pain. Pain that is not fun to deal with. As someone who is very independent, this pain can in its own way paralyze me and my ability to function.
Pain is a fact of life. It’s very much a fact of my life, now in more ways than one.
I’m becoming addicted to exercising. I never thought I would be a gym person, ever. I am enjoying it so much! Pushing myself. Wanting to feel the… Pain.
No Pain, No Gain…
Exercising has helped me deal with the pain from my illness. Pushing me to focus pain on something positive. Feeling the sweat dripping off me, feeling the burn, love that feeling. One of the biggest thing I’ve overcome is my fear of gyms, not being afraid of all the “pretty people” lol I know it sounds silly. But we are all different and are there for our own reasons. I’ve also learned just focus on myself, enjoying the music, time flies by, and don’t bother looking left or right or feeling “on display” 😉 especially when your on a treadmill beside someone who is clearly much more fit than myself and runs alot.
Using the machines have really pushed me, going from counting down the 20-30 min at home and keeping kids out of the way or the dog, I am now using one machine in the circuit room per song, loooves it! Using the machines I can push myself much more than I would and have with free weights or walking.
The question is can I keep it up, can I mix my Jillian (kick ass) Dvd’s in on days I perhaps don’t make it to the gym… AND I read at the gym tonight there is or might be a fitness credit for adults now on income tax!? Hmmm I’m all for that!