i hit the gym as hard as ever. i skate as hard as ever. in fact given my diagnosis, i probably work even harder than i used to. the realisation of not being able to do these things forever is one hell of a motivator to go harder whilst you still can!
post workout, i get the symptoms of burning, tingling, sensory numbness etc more often than not. but if you work hard enough, such things can be considered natural even to those without MS.
i remain conscious that because of my MS, i am possibly more inclined to attribute such things to MS instead of being the effect of a good session.
some motivate themselves by saying “mind over matter”; well i like to think “mind over white matter (lesions)”
sure i might feel fatigue and numbness and muscle weakness, but when i can pick up a dumb-bell as easily as i ever could, i am reminded that MS in many ways is merely a perception. the muscles are as strong as they ever were, your brain simply fails to acknowledge that. and so you solider on.
some might say that you need to take care of yourself more than most others. and depending upon you symptoms, this is true; if you suffer from drop foot for example, motor skills can be a challenge so perhaps don’t sign up for this year’s marathon.
but aside from significant motor and co-ordination spasticity i would suggest that you continue to push yourself as much now, as you always have. continue to train hard but don’t overtrain. MS isn’t an excuse to take it easy, it is a reason to invest in yourself now.
but that’s just me. i currently find my attitude to be psychologically rewarding as well as physically exhausting.