Posts Tagged ‘self-care’

Lots of changes


Well this summer has been one of transition. My husband graduated from graduate school, we moved, he recently started a new job and…oh, I got pregnant. The reality of it all hasn’t quite set in. I haven’t posted for a while because it has been a rough couple of weeks and I didn’t want to […]

Sometimes it is hard to feel feminine when you have RA. I listened to a girl at work talk about how she loves to wear high heeled shoes because they make her feel beautiful. All I could think of is how painful that would be. When I chose what I wear I pick whatever is […]

For the first time in a long time, I’ve acomplished everything I had put on my list to do today. Working out, cleaning, cleaning some more, laundry, and good old fashioned me time. Often, when I get to the second cleaning item on my list, I am just tired out. It is possible that all […]

This week is my summer vacation. As it has been termed this year,  it is a “staycation.” So far, it is just what I’ve needed. Plenty of rest and relaxation. Unfortunately, the more I rest the more I want to rest. Thankfully, tomorrow we have plans to get out of the house. I have done […]

So far I have been kicking ass in the exercise department. I have kept up my strength training three days a week for the last two weeks. I have also at least walked for 20 minutes each day and have even biked for up to 60 minutes at least three times this week. I can […]

Despite having noticeably more energy in the past week, I still feel like I never get enough down time. As part of my routine, I wake up an hour before I have to get ready in the morning to help myself wake up and feel ready for the day. I don’t have too much morning […]

On a roll


So I’ve been doing well the last couple of days. Sunday I did some strength training, Monday I biked, Tuesday I walked a couple of miles and did some strength training. I hope that I can keep this up. The last time I went to my doctor they said they saw no active disease. That […]

Starting again


About as long as I have had this chronic illness, it has been emphasized to me how important self-care is. I’ve been told that I need to eat right, I need to exercise, I need to get rest, I need to take my meds….the list goes on and on. My reactions to these instructions differ […]