Making Time to Exercise

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If only… One of the things I was most looking forward to when I decided to become a stay-at-home mom was having time to exercise more regularly. Since I changed my schedule to work in the office in the mornings and from home in the afternoons, I was losing my hour during the day that […]

Balancing Act: Symptom Management and Medication Side-Effects

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It has been weeks since I’ve posted anything of substance about my own condition.  The winter has been long and dark.  I’ve felt largely unmotivated and unproductive after work, not making time to do much else besides cook dinner for the family and spend some time with them before using the last hour and a […]

Increasing Energy Levels With Exercise: It Starts With 10 Minutes

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This is my daughter.  She’s got the most energy of anyone I know.  Shortly before I snapped this photo, she said, “Mom, I’m feeling a little tired.  I’m going to go get some energy in me.”  She proceeded to the den and began jumping on her little trampoline.  It’s not the first time she has […]

Monday Motivation: Your Mood and How to Improve It

Last week was full of ups and downs, but if there’s one pattern to be noticed, it’s that working out while I was down lifted my mood back up. Source: fitsugar.com via Heather on Pinterest   According to WebMD, “Improved self-esteem is a key psychological benefit of regular physical activity. When you exercise, your body […]

PT Week 4 – Discouraged but still hopeful

This past week was supposed to have been my last week of physical therapy. Life decided to throw me another curve ball. The pain in my hip hasn’t let up since I started PT, and my back pain continues to wax and wane. Therefore, I’m still going, though next week it will be two times […]