Friday, December 3, 2010 hi...! *waves*

Well, I thought I'd better post something here. I'm basically back at zero (or maybe -5 or something!) with my healthy living challenges.


I was smokin' along January - April, May wasn't bad... But June? June is where it all went to hell. In a handbasket.

I've been dealing with some problems with my legs over the past year or so - I'm sure I've mentioned it in the past. I didn't feel too bad last winter, but by June of last year, that changed. When the flare-up hit me in June, I got really tired and my legs hurt like the devil. Honestly, it was all I could do to get to work and get home again. Once at home I would rest for a couple of hours and then a couple of times/week, I would haul my sorry ass out to the barn to try and ride. In August, I was finally diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder and I started some medication to help it.

Anyway, that is over now and I have been feeling more like my old self since about October. I've kept meaning to start back into my exercise routine, but it just hasn't happened yet. Don't know why. I'm also not going to beat myself up about - I just need to get back on the "horse", so to speak and start over.

It's going to hurt and I'm not going to like it, but that is what I have to do.

So, hope to be posting more here over the next few weeks! Hope everyone is doing well!


Nuzzling Muzzles said...

Well, I will encourage you to start an exercise routine while you can. You've probably discussed it with your doctor to know what is the best approach after dealing with the autoimmune disorder? I know that once you just choose a fun workout and do it for 15 minutes each day for 3 days, you'll feel even better both physically and emotionally, and it will be easier to form the routine into a habit. Start with small goals. Be proud of yourself for simply stretching when you get out of bed in the morning.

cdncowgirl said...

I fell off the wagon, so to speak, right around May. Like you I have every intention of getting going again. It just hasnt' quite happened for me yet.
Moving and getting things going here was a bit stressful (we love it,there was just a lot of other stuff to deal with)
I'm hoping to make a start by getting the room the treadmill is in organized so that I can start up with that again.

Anonymous said...

I ended up with a deep, deep charlie horse in my hamstring that tweaked other muscles around my knee and in my thigh. It took a while for that to fully loosen up and I haven't fully gotten back on the horse, or even been on my horse since then. I will make more of an effort from here on out. Promise!