Exercise is vital to everyone’s health, but when you have Fibromyalgia, exercise seems like a daunting task. The daily pains from Fibro make even the simplest of chores seem overwhelming. How does one make an exercise regimen when just getting up and going is a task all its own?
This seems to be a real question and concern for many Fibro sufferers. When I was first diagnosed three years ago my husband bought me an Schwinn Airdyne stationary bike. I began to implement the daily use of this fine piece of equipment, but I struggled.
I struggled because it hurt.
I mean, really hurt.
Not muscle hurt.
But bone hurt and joint hurt.
And not just as I was using it, but after when I could barely get off of it…
…And two days later when I could scarcely move.
If I used it daily, then you realize that means I could barely move every-day.
I’d like to tell you it’s gotten better.
I walk when weather allows and I walk more than I ride the bike because I’m not giving up. Joint and bone pain seems to be my daily companions but I still need to keep my heart healthy.
So if my body says I can walk, I walk. If it thinks I can bicycle, I ride. And if I cannot do either that is okay, right?
Of course, right!
I refuse to give up! Fibromyalgia gives me pain on top of pain every day, but it cannot rob me of me.
And it tries to….
I choose to fight!
Gentle hugs –
The Fibro Momma of Ten