My fellow Spoonies will know the struggle of needing to lose weight in order to help with your conditions, but being too exhausted to do anything about it. The mind may be willing but the body? Yeah, not so much.
In the past 18 months I’ve gained 4 stone. That’s 25kgs or 56lbs. That’s A LOT of weight to have gained in a fairly short span of time. The cause? A car accident that meant I had to have a metal plate and 7 screws put in my right wrist. I was off work for almost 4 months and in that time, my weight started to creep up. I couldn’t do much for myself and the easiest way to feed myself was microwave ready meals, which we all know are full of crap. My health started to go downhill because I wasn’t taking care of myself and now I’m suffering the consequences. My COPD gets worse the more weight I put on, as does my arthritis pain, and my Fibromyalgia is just all over the place thanks to eating the wrong things and the added weight not helping my pain levels.
So you would think that being in pain and not being able to breathe would be reason enough to make a change, right?
Wrong. Well, sort of wrong. I want to make the changes and be more active, but when I get home from work, donning lycra and getting some exercise done seems like the biggest mountain to climb. And the worst thing is that I know doing even 15 minutes of gentle exercise will make me feel better. I know that it will give me more spoons, i just can’t seem to put on the spandex instead of my pjs when I get home. All it will take is one or two days in a row of a little exercise for me to start feeling better, and I just can’t seem to get there.
It’s Friday afternoon now and I think that if i go out for a walk or do some yoga at the weekend, that will help to ease me back into some sort of routine. It’s just the after work bit that will take the most work.
Anyone else have similar issues and if you do, what do you do to conquer that mountain?