MG & Fitness 101: Spring Cleaning

Dear readers, fitness means different things to different people.

When I talk about fitness in my life, what I think about is being able to do things without to much effort.  Fitness for MG patients should be tailored to our circumstances and not what others think fitness should be.

To prove the point, open your tumbler account if you have one and type “fitness” into the search slot.  You’re going to get a big bunch of tumbler users that promote “what they think is healthy” (no gluten, GMO’s, etc. etc.) with a whole bunch of beautiful bodies doing these incredible workouts.

We don’t have to take all this information face value, we can make up our own routines.

Answering a comment in Facebook after writing about the weight issues I and probably many of you deal with every day, I replied to someone that, “I had just finished putting away my groceries in the pantry and it felt like a workout.” Which kind of made me rethink all the fitness issue.

For me just being able to manage the regular stuff people do each day is enough for a fitness routine.

When I began my blog, I researched different types of yoga’s and all that,  and pretty much had my heart set on trying them, but a voice in my head asked  me, “Are you nuts lady?”

So basically my yoga is still in its research phase and I’ve moved on to greener pastures.  I’ve chosen to concentrate on staying as active as possible just doing the regular stuff I do each day.

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Today I felt like a triathlon athlete just trying to finish deep cleaning my living room for Spring.  Even though we don’t have winter on this beautiful island in the Caribbean, I like to deep  clean at the beginning of each year.

It may sound silly to some of you, but each time I’m able to clean my house it’s like a new beginning.   It’s putting old stuff into perspective, it makes me feel plain happy.

Probably I’m just a weirdo for thinking that cleaning is more or less the same thing as cleansing your spirit, but hey it works for me. You never know it may work for some of you as well.

All of you know that we are not the most fast, or strong people on the face of this Earth, but we can work out just by doing this or that.  Many of my friends and family members take so much for granted. They are able to do anything they want where, when and how they want.  Our Myasthenia has taken that away from us.

Which makes me glad today I had the opportunity to do something by and for myself. I love to think of these moments and cherish them for when I can’t even shower by myself. Those memories help me cope with my “not so good” days.

So my dear MG pals, tomorrow I’m going to tackle our family room if I’m having a good day.

Please, don’t forget to find meaning and purpose in each day, and to reach out to others creating bonds of sister and brotherhoods.

See you on my path to wellness.







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