Talking about the dreaded “Exercise” when Living Well with Fibromyalgia

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Well, water walking didn’t work so well for me. It is too much for me to drive there, change, get in the water, shower, change, and drive home. I tried. I have not purchased the DVD set either. My current health simply isn’t strong enough for these activities. I have begun walking my dog again. I spend an extra ten minutes a few times a week when I walk him around my neighborhood and I take him to the dog park about once a week. I pay for this with increased pain in my body, but my mind thanks me.

The current trend to exercise in order to feel better is great in theory. I completely agree that one should get everyday and spend time moving their bodies. However, the push to do this is not realistic for all of us. I do not want to feel like I am coping out when I can’t do what others are able to. So, I don’t. I do what I can and leave the rest.


3 thoughts on “Talking about the dreaded “Exercise” when Living Well with Fibromyalgia

  1. dearlilyjune February 25, 2016 / 3:50 pm

    Totally and wholeheartedly agreed. I have a chronic pain condition, too, and I find that too much exercise really exacerbates it. It’s all about finding that sweet spot between doing enough to stay healthy and not so much that my body hurts for it. I hope you find yours.

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      • dearlilyjune February 26, 2016 / 1:37 pm

        I understand completely. I had my IC for years (with pain flares often triggered by anxiety). Then, about 5 years ago, I lived through a devastating tornado and suffered some major PTSD. The combination of physical pain, mental illness and spiritual unrest can be absolutely exhausting. I wish you well–in all ways it’s possible to mean that.


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