Breathe!

1-1 Yoga! 

Today I will try to remember that where ever I get to in my practice is ok!

I will remember that not only have I completely stopped one of my MS nerve pain meds but I have also halved the main one as well!

Today I will remember not to be hard on myself because this is going to hurt & there’s a reason for it! 
I have to overcome the pain and not let it overcome me! I am in charge of own thoughts! 

It is with my mind and the breath alone that will get me through this! 


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Thanks, Vix

Reverse warrior

​REVERSE WARRIOR POSE

‘VIPARITA VIRABHADRASANA’
BENEFITS
Reverse Warrior Pose is a variation of Warrior II pose with many benefits: 

• Strengthens the quads, arms and neck

• Stretches the groins, hips and obliques

• Opens the chest and shoulders

• Increases self esteem and perseverance
“Opening the heart has physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual benefits. Rounded shoulders and a hunched spine are typically associated as the posture of someone who is less confident, timid, fearful or possibly depressed”
Beautiful personal yoga practise this morning with it finishing with a wonderful feeling of euphoria!
I love it when things come together! 

Think my mantra of ‘being patient’ is paying off! 

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#MyInvisibleFight

#MyInvisibleFight #invisibleillness #invisiblefight #iiwk15

*THIS IS IN NO WAY A ‘PITY PLEA’ AND I’M NOT BEING NEGATIVE, I JUST WANT PEOPLE TO BE AWARE OF HOW HARD IT CAN BE FOR PEOPLE WITH INVISIBLE ILLNESSES*

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After seeing the post on Facebook (shown above) I have decided I shall take part & so every time I see a photo opportunity of #MyInvisibleFight I shall post the picture on instagram & here on my blog site which will then share to Facebook & twitter!

If you know me, are close to me & think this will be too upsetting for you then stop reading now.

My intention isn’t to upset people, nor is it to make people feel sorry for me or others with Invisible illnesses. We don’t need a ‘Pity party’ we just want people to understand & realise how hard it can be for us! How incredible we are! How strong we have to be!

To be honest, this is quite a good ‘pick me up’ for me as I often forget the challenges I have & still do overcome!

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My first photo is about Pain! We have all felt pain at some point in our lives but most have the pleasure, yes pleasure of that pain being short lived! Have you ever seen pain?
This is the first of #MyInvisibleFight I am never pain free! Some days I ‘cope’ with the pain better than others but that doesn’t mean I’m in less pain! The pain is still the same, it still grinds me down. Like I said, the difference is how I cope with it!

I wake up, I hurt! I need to move, how much will it hurt me to swing my legs out of the bed & sit myself on the edge?
I have to do it, deep breath!
Yeah that hurts! My whole body! Is this what it feels like to have full blown flu? No, it’s worse!

Okay so I’m up & I’m ready
I’m still in as much pain if not more from all of the moving around I’ve been doing but now I’m really focused! It’s time for Pilates! #addict!

It doesn’t end there, when my partner is home from work we then go to the gym for a 30 minute workout!

My pain eases when I exercise! I push myself everyday to do these things because I know that whilst I’m doing them my pain decreases about 10% and afterwards for about 3/4 hours I’m in 50% less pain!

That might not seem much but you tell me when u suffer with chronic pain all day every day if it is worth the push!

The picture below shows it is! Pic to the left was last year…Before pilates, pic to the right was yesterday, 7 months at pilates

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May your Friday sparkle

Happy Friday to all those that ‘Friday signifies the eve of 2 days off with your family’

My plans? A nice gentle back to basics Pilates class at lunch time, DebbieRahRah at ‘Donkey derby’ tomorrow & our girly ‘Olivia’ has hydrotherapy Sunday 🐕

Oh & of course visits to the gym when ever we get chance 💪

Have a great weekend folks! ❤

#friday #sparkle #family #weekend #happy #familytime #pilateslovers #pilates #pilates4ms #thisgirlcan #ishapeme #megaspecialme #bringiton #strongerthanMS #love #lifeisgood #loving #life #followme #MS #positivevibes #largerthanlife #MultipleSclerosisAwareness #multiplesclerosis #inspiration #gym #homeworkout #powerplate #balance #donkeyderby #hydrotherapy #princessolivia

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Good bye wobble, hello balanced life

A brilliant article about MS & balance issues!

Makes me realise how well I am doing in pilates & know that what I’m doing in the gym is paying off!

I never thought I’d see the day that I’d loose my balance! After years of working with horses I had incredible balance! It wasn’t until I broke my leg that my balance started to shake & then my MS saw how funny it is to make me wobble when I walk so messed up my balance!

Well, tongue out to u MS cause yesterday I rocked pilates & the power plate!
Today I shall do it all over again just to prove that I am stronger than my MS, for right now anyway!

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http://ms.newlifeoutlook.com/balance-ms/

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Goals are set

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I Seriously am feeling so proud of myself!
At home I’ve been practicing different exercises that we do during Pilates, in particular the stretches shown above & today I nailed it!

I managed to hold the stretch on the right (‘Tree’) for nearly 45 seconds & I felt as though I was really strong! The stretch on the left I find difficult to stay strong because I have to switch my focus as I go from ‘tree’ to this one. I managed to hold it for 30 seconds today with a bit of a wobble! Okay, I doubt I looked as elegant as the pictures above but I look better than the very first time I was shown how to do them!

Not only that but I was doing these stretches on a ‘power plate’ this morning and for me, that is impressive!

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I guess to some it doesn’t seem much doing these stretches but, for me & many MS’rs (people with multiple sclerosis) balance is a major issue. When I started attending the Pilates classes in February I had hardly any balance & very little co-ordination, this is one of my main reasons I started going to Pilates. Since then my core muscles needed for balance have been getting stronger.  

I’m loving seeing the changes in me physically & mentally! 

 

My body is getting stronger, slimmer and healthier everyday

My Pilates instructor is away now for 2 weeks, when she comes back I’d love for her to see an improvement in my stamina!

Practice, practice, practice until perfect! This is my promise I make to myself!

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