The biggest challenge I think I have with trying to keep a pretty normal life is exercising. I know just about everyone has a hard time motivating themselves, but how do you get motivated when you ALWAYS start out feeling like crap?
About once a week I have a burst of energy that only lasts long enough for me to almost do something. So when it so happens that I’m at home and I get this energy I get motivated to work out on my elliptical. I go change into my exercise clothes, get my hair put up and find my running shoes, but by the time I get it all together I’m exhausted. It doesn’t always happen, but most of the time it does.
I guess this is why it’s good to find a support group or to just find other people dealing with the same sort of thing. A regular healthy person most certainly thinks I’m being lazy, but I swear it’s more than that! And the extra weight the meds put on does not help.
I know a lot of people with chronic pain try yoga and the such, but I am afraid I don’t have the balance for any of that. Even water exercises look absolutely exhausting…