Those of us with Fibro read and are told that exercise is the best way for us to get our Fibro symptoms under control….we are warned to take “baby steps”…..to start easy…..say by walking to the mailbox and back…..
For some of us, like me….that idea of walking to the mailbox and back is TOO great a distance. Instead I thought of doing 2 minutes on the elliptical (that way I would have assistance with leg movement)….and I would attempt this each day.
Yesterday, I made the mistake of listening to music while on the elliptical….and, yes….you guessed it! I spent 4 minutes walking!!!
I have to be VERY careful because of my severe Fibro Fog and complete inability to keep focused!!!!!
Ultimately….I have learned yet ANOTHER hard lesson……or rather lessons!!!
I am NOT ready for the elliptical…even though it assists with leg movement. I will need to wait another month or so…..and then at that time…..I will attempt 2 minutes every other day.
I AM ready for just simple movement around the house….with the aid of my walker. This simple movement…..walking to the bathroom…..walking to the sink to refill my cup…..walking to the door to let the dog in/out…..THESE movements ARE my exercise!
I know that movement….gentle stretching….is important…yet MORE importantly is understanding that my “exercise” is the simplest possible right now. The gentle stretching in bed under the heated blanket before attempting to get out of bed…..the “walk” to the kitchen is a major start to my day! The rest in between is MOST important now….
I must first get to some type of stable…..before attempting more.