"Live life on purpose ~ not by accident" ~ Alicia

"When it hurts to look back, and you're scared to look ahead, you can look beside you and your best friend will be there."
-- Author Unknown

"A laugh is a smile that bursts.” ~ Mary H. Waldrip

"Set your goals high and don't be deterred by those who say it is impossible." ~ Steve Fossett

"Our Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless."
Jamie Paolinetti

"A day without laughter ~ is a day wasted"
Charlie Chaplin

"In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."
— Martin Luther King Jr.

"Gratitude is an inner smile shared" ~ Alicia

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Life Happened...now what? Choices: 7: ~ Exercise every day ~ or ~ Let your body stiffen up faster, advancing your disease©

"A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book."  ~Irish Proverb

Hello my friends ~ 
Sorry it has been a while since I wrote.
That's the thing with RA...
Sometimes you don't have the energy for
much more than the basics.

However, exercise is key
no matter what!
You have to keep moving
in the right direction ~
doing a little exercise 

Back in the good ol' days
I rode my bike all day long  ~
Hiked mountains ~
Power walked ~
Gymnastics ~
Went to the gym ~
Had a rowing machine ~
A step for step aerobics ~
You name it, I did it. 

Not anymore.  Oh no.
That's ok.   I am creative.
I've discovered what I can do...
you can too.
Most importantly ~ discover
what you love to do ~
and do it every single day.

Yoga is my physical medicine
along with meditation for my 
mind/body wellness.
On my mat, I am perfect
however my day goes.

Some days I am up for 
a gentle yoga class
others days ~ it is a modified
stretch routine
followed by relaxation pose

But, no matter what
I am on the mat everyday.
If I get off my routine ~
my body will stiffen up so fast ~
I will be in so much pain...
It isn't worth it.
Yoga is the exercise that truly helps me.
It has for ten years now.

A long time ago 
my doctor said to me ~
"if you hadn't been doing yoga
all these years, your joints would
be stiff and stuck"   Amazing. 
Thank God I am proactive for my
own health and wellness!

You have to be too!  You have 
so much to gain!

I also walk my dog (and cat)
a bit each day.   Again, to the 
best of my ability.   Now, let 
me tell you a little something I noticed.
My health has a direct effect on my dog's 
girth.   Tyles is getting chunky because
this winter was tough on me.   
We all need our exercise, especially our pets!
They can be our excuse/cure!

So, my friends, choose health.
Choose an exercise you love and will
stick to.   Trust me...I worked as a Diabetes
Specialist for many years and one thing I heard
over and over from National experts was "exercise
is as important as diet" for your health.

So, my friends, 
Keep moving ... Keep moving...
keep moving in the right direction!
And we will thrive ~ darn it all...we will.

Healing hugs, 

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