Hello lovely people,
Last week I asked about if drugs were worth the side effects. You were all really helpful and other peoples opinions and perspectives really helped me think about the bigger picture.
So… this week I have been thinking about exercise. I have a love hate relationship with it really, love it if I am good at it (not often) and hate it mostly!
I was a member of a gym and have got rid of that as was not using it. I have a friend who is a PT who I see once every so often to do stretching and light weighted exercises. I have run 5km in the past, and with MS (although I didn’t know I had MS at the time). I used to also walk long distances with students on DofE (I’m a teacher).
Since diagnosis, I have stopped running and would like to get back into it. I have been told by my school that I am not allowed to do DofE as I would be isolated with students and a sudden onset of symptoms (fatigue, dizzyness, unsteady on my feet) is too much of a risk and they cannot spare staff to walk with me. I have been to a couple of crossfit taster sessions, I know this is seem as a crazy exercise, but I am making sure I am not pushing myself to lift really heavy or really high intensity, even if it means I am the worst in the class. I have noticed an improvement in my strength, something I would like to keep up.
I just wandered what others thoughts are? At the moment, I can manage about 7.5Km of walking without being absolutely exhausted, not a massive fan of swimming or cycling. I know I am very lucky to be able to exercise, I want to do as much as possible to stay strong and fit, and keep my body strong and fit as well. I told my boos that I had tried crossfit and she went a bit crazy, telling me I need to conserve my strength for my job!
Would love to hear what you lovely people have to say - good, bad, crazy =)