Charlie, the advocat, has found a new way to keep my mind off of the nausea today. Many times, I have my face hovering over the toilet trying to let the nausea pass. Charlie now thinks we are playing a game and shuts the toilet lid down on my head with a quick jab of her paw. Well played...well played.
I've been struggling to balance out productiveness, self-care and future endeavors. Today, I'm frustrated due to the massive amount of work I've set aside for this weekend to complete, but now I'm going to only have tomorrow to complete the workload that is already behind. Ahhhhhhhhh! Bollocks. My brain is not cooperating enough to write academically at this point.
There are many misconceptions and misunderstandings about pain. When my clients are ready to learn more about their pain they notice a shift. They start to get back what they have been missing, it is so great to see!👊🏻 they are taking back control over their own health.
The flu has hit Reed hard. I haven’t ever seen him this sick. Praying for him and also praying I get spared. When you are on meds like I am, words like influenza are pretty scary. Any prayers would be appreciated! #flu#psoriaticarthritis#spoonie
I was up and at it early!!!! How does the saying go???? Fail to plan....plan to fail! 🤔
Not me! Not this trip!🙅🏻♀️ Yes, we are on vacation 🤗 but that doesn’t mean I’m taking a vacation from my workouts nor my clean eating!!!! 😉
Will i miss a workout while in Florida? nope💪🏼
I brought my sliders, my resistance loops and i called ahead to make sure the hotel has weights ✅. Plus, since my workouts travel with me everywhere on my phone and/or iPad, I’m hooked up!
Now as for my eating.... I’ve planned out my meals. I know where we will be eating dinner each night (we are creatures of habit🤷🏻♀️) and I’ve checked out the menu at those I’m not familiar with. I’m all set🙌🏼 I’m prepared to enjoy myself without coming home with extra unnecessary weight. Sure, i’ll splurge and enjoy a treat with the kiddos... heck after spending my days walking everywhere, I’ll have burned it off.
Hard to believe I’ve come this far on my fitness journey! A vacation is not an excuse to throw hard work out the window😘😉
We are doing a disservice by just looking at one ☝️ thing when it comes to persistent pain. We are an ecosystem.. pain is complex and using the biomedical model just isn't going to work. You are more! We need a new narrative when it comes to pain. #biopsychosocial
Talk about turning my at home workouts up a notch! 🤪 I gotta say, I’ve fallin in 😍 with these sliders!!!!! I’m talking these babies right here, they raise the bar on planks, crunches, lunges, pikes, curls and corkscrews... just to name a few 😉!!!! I’m 31 days into 80 Day Obsession and love the changes I’m seeing and feeling!
Changing up my workouts to include these sliders along with the resistance loops have added a new challenge to my routine. And you know me!!! I’m always up for a challenge!😉🙌🏼
Now is a good time to revisit this post. At 26,000+ views it was the single piece of content that I posted about psoriasis with the most engagement I’ve ever had. Why? Because people watched it and could relate to it and my story and they shared it with others. They were only able to find it because of the hashtags they had access to, which were born out of a need to connect with people and feel supported in areas of our lives where we typically felt outcasted and defeated by chronic illness, bullying, and negative self image. @instagram I’m writing to ask you to please unblock our hashtags and to continue to do your part in ensuring this community has a space to connect and feel supported. .
LOL I'm a cry baby but here's a great big, genuine thank you to each and every one of you that have been reaching out to me for support or to say thank you or to share your stories. This is exactly what I hoped would come out of this. We need to continue to educate people and support one another and BE HONEST. 🙏🏼💓💓💪🏼💪🏼 IM SPOTTY YALL! I got dry skin for days!!!! I think I'm gonna start posting funny videos that you'll all be able to relate to 😋 #crybaby#tearful#thankyou#psoriasis#eczema#support#community#dryskin#autoimmune#skinprobs#antiinflammatorydiet#psoriaticarthritis#healingwithfood#VLOG#skincare#getyourskinout
This👇🏻may be hard to believe. I get it. Of course! when you are told to avoid movements, told to stop doing the things you love, told you are getting older, or told that this will only get worse.
How is this helpful? The less you do and avoid the worse this problem will get and age has nothing to do with it.
Let's get you back in the drivers seat and rethink your pain problem.
You can change your situation. The catch... YOU must believe in yourself and trust in your amazing adaptable body! Realize it is a journey and get a team that will help you understand your pain and get you back in control of your own health.
Reach out to learn more.
So done with life at the moment. In a funny limbo stage of not knowing what I want or what to think anymore. Poorly for as long as I can remember and gradually getting worse, this gives me anxiety and depression hugely. I panic at how poorly i feel, if it will get worse, if I will end up lonely, can I continue to work full-time, will I ever see a consultant that will treat me. Head completely going into over drive. Been on and off antidepressants for 13 years. Came off them a year ago and told myself I will not be going back on them again, but now getting myself that much in a tizzy, I don't know what other option I have. I just can't control it anymore. It's affecting me leaving the house, in different situations and just day to day. Nothing herbal or life style change is helping me control it. Really feel if a consultant was actually treating me, I definately wouldn't be feeling this low and anxious. Does this go hand in hand with autoimmune for everyone else?
##psoriaticarthritis #autoimmunedisease#autoimmunesucks#inv#invisableillnesseness #invisableillness #chronicpain#chronicillness#fatigue#spoonie#spoontheory #