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Determined to walk

Determined to walk

These weeks are going by super fast. It’s Friday again already. Obviously, guess I didn’t really need to point that out. I just feel like things have been on hyper drive lately. It’s bizarre. I mean we are already through half of the year 2021. Didn’t we just celebrate the New Year? Does time speed up as you get older? I turn 50 this year, in November. I remember throwing a surprise party for my mom when she turned 50….

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Walking again

Walking again

I did good this week, despite the heat. I walked the hallway in my first real Physical therapy session on Thursday. I love the upright walker. It has made such a difference for keeping me straight when I walk. I do walk slowly. I am paying very close attention to my hips moving and my feet picking up. I do what Trevor, in the MS Gym, calls pause walking. I take my step, PAUSE, regain balance and alignment and take…

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New programs at The MS Gym

New programs at The MS Gym

The MS gym rolled out a brand new site and program yesterday. Based on the new program and functional maps, I was supposed to go back to the beginning again. I just completed the standing strong program. Even though I completed the program, I would have repeated the phases because I was far from mastering the exercises. I have been with the gym for about a year now and I have done each program according to the old functional maps….

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When did it change???

When did it change???

I woke up this morning asking myself this very question. My disability has changed so subtly but so profoundly over the 3 years I’ve been just living in my condo. I specifically remember if I’d fall I’d have to crawl to a piece of furniture to help get myself up. This chair was a major assistance piece. It was the closest furniture from the kitchen or bathroom and I used it so often to aid me back to standing. Never…

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Video blogging and podcasts

Video blogging and podcasts

I wanted to share this morning was a link to the MS gym podcast. https://themsgym.podbean.com/ or for Apple https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-ms-gym-podcast/id1368971662. The topic was They have various topics all relating to many obstacles and challenges we face. I highly recommend you check this out. I sometimes wonder if my blog should be a video on YouTube as opposed to the written word. In a video you’d see my real video personality and emotions. I think at some point even writing with Siri…

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Why I believe in the MS Gym

Why I believe in the MS Gym

Ive had pretty significant changes that have been happening regarding my multiple sclerosis symptoms lately. In the grand scheme of things they might not seem significant but for me they are. My feet are pointing and flexing. They actually do it even better than this little video but I took this right after I worked out. My chin muscles are moving my feet really well. Not bad for someone with foot drop. I started phase 2 of standing strong and…

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Workout, nails and good friend

Workout, nails and good friend

I just finished my workout. I’m happy to report I did the whole thing from beginning to end without a long break in between already on day 4. I’m kicking ass. I have a pretty good system to get me off the floor using my wheelchair. I might be able to use my own strength but I know that if it doesn’t work, that mistake can be costly. I really don’t want to deplete all my energy getting up. I’ve…

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I’m kicking ass

I’m kicking ass

I’m doing a new program in the MS gym called standing strong. Yep has a lot to do with standing. I started phase 1 with my therapist. It had a lot of floor work as well as chair work. So I started integrating it with my previous program. I’m done with therapy but I really wanted to continue with this new program so I was determined to find something that I could make work without needing someone’s assistance to get…

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Taking a few days off from workouts

Taking a few days off from workouts

This is an amazing thing, I’m taking a few days off from exercising. If you follow my blog, you know this is a big, big, thing for me. If you don’t follow my blog, take my word for it, this is a major thing for me. I don’t skip workouts. They aren’t an optional thing for me to do each day. So why am I bragging about taking a few days off? Truthfully it is a mental thing. Taking a…

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An epiphany moment

An epiphany moment

Have you every had an epiphany? I was listening to a video message from Trevor Wicken, the owner/trainer of the MS gym, and I had one yesterday. I joined the gym about 5 months ago and have followed a workout program constantly since the day I started. I’ve written numerous blogs about the gym, I talk about the gym to everyone I know, I see a difference and I think the site should be used by EVERYONE who has multiple…

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