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Day 3 Exercise and TMS

Discussion in 'Structured Educational Program' started by NataliaBond, Jun 8, 2023.

  1. NataliaBond

    NataliaBond New Member

    I used to enjoy being active all my life. Yoga, pilates, fitness, bring it on up to 2-3 hours a day. This was part of my life, hobby pleasure, addiction of some sort. I have qualified ad a yoga instructor and wanted to inspire other people by my example of being fit, slim, graceful and strong, and I was. Until the severe fybromalgia started. I had to quit gym and avoid most of the physical exercises including my beloved daily stretching and even walking as it was cousing a severe cripling pain. I could not understand that something that gave and gives me such q joy and pleasure can couse so much pain. Further I was told ai have multiple minor structural changes in my spine and joints and I believed it. The pain increased even more fueled by fear and drsperation.This was devastating and destroying. The hardest part of being sick. Possible my body learned to perceive exercises as danger...but why? I am puzzled. I am encorporating pilates and gentle stretching into my daily life with caution, and I want to do more, so much more....I want to run, jump, do HIT, aerobics, mountain biking hiking. I will. I have to be patient witj myself and compationate, but I want to recovet in second- someone, pleaezr flip the switch!!!! Ok Ok, Once the danger signals will fade. Dear friends, does anyone has the same issues? I would appreciate you insights.
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  2. JanAtheCPA

    JanAtheCPA Beloved Grand Eagle

    Just being here and doing the SEP is your path to recovery, @NataliaBond. The key is acceptance of where you are at, and curiosity about it, instead of judgement and expectations.

    Stop watching the calendar, stop measuring your progress, get rid of your expectations, and let go of all judgement.

    Judgement leads to pressure, which the brain interprets as danger, which leads to being in a constant state of stress and fear, which leads to symptoms.

    The key to doing the work is patience, acceptance, and, above all else, self love. I was reminded of this recently and want to make an effort to bring it up more often, which is: In order to recover, you must love yourself enough to know, deep in your heart, that you deserve to heal.
  3. NataliaBond

    NataliaBond New Member

    Thank you so much for your advise

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