Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Swimming. a mini triumph

As most of you know I have joined a gym a few weeks ago and its certainly eye opening as to how unfit I am and how weak my limbs have become - something I aim to rectify.
I had a health check and tried out some machines and got a mini 6 week plan. Well first week on it my legs just couldnt do the stepper and strider just no strength left in them :( All I could do was the cycle and rower and that was with great effort. So I approached my instructor and said I am doing aqua aerobics 3 times a week and swimming the other two with light gym work srpinkled into it, he was very supportive and said do what your body will allow and what suits you best.
Well friday 20 lengths saturday I swam 30 lengths monday aqua areobics and 10 lengths well Tuesday was a breakthrough and I swam 54 lengths whooo I say! I struggled at first to even do 10 then I added a few more and it started to flow slowly but surely and got to 54...Its a huge thing for me my muscles are definately telling me I have done it....
So I am going to settle into a swimming an areobics for now and gently pushing myself each time.

Thursday, 11 June 2009


I joined a gym a week or so ago with my husband and we are loving it. I am swimming nearly every day, at my own pace of course, and cycled for first time 2 days ago with my husband (stationary bike or I would wobble and fall off) and realised how unfit I am!!
We are still at slimming club but I think this will go as we continue with the gym, way too expensive to do both. I am aching in places I forgot I had! .. Still 3 stone 3 lbs lighter..
Health wise I am ok, not good but not bad, and my hip since I have been swimming is so much better.
Still daily injecting with copaxone, its becoming difficult to find a site thats clear to inject into as swelling is taking time to go down.
I have done a lot of reflecting recently and having MS is a positive thing for me, yes I said positive! I have made new friends online and day-to-day because of it, and most importantly God has been so good and has never failed me throught all of it. What a great and loving God I have.
No matter what God never fails me, can we say the same thing about ourselves? No - we fail all the time.