Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Health Matters

It's three weeks since I went back onto my medication and things are still heading in an upward direction. It's slow - but sure. The hot flashes have stopped - thank goodness. I am sleeping better, and am still needing quite a lot of rest. I find I am getting very tired, which are the anti depressants still finding their equilibrium within my system. I know that will still take a few weeks to settle down, meanwhile I am just relishing in the ability to be able to get to sleep, stay asleep, and get back to sleep when I get up to the loo, which is sometimes twice a night with the hotter weather and an increase in water consumption. On another upside, I went back to the gym today. I have been doing some yoga and stretch work at home since last week, because my legs and hips felt so sore and awfully stiff. I don't want to be old and not be able to move, I know I have to keep the flexibility up otherwise it will go - and the chronic pain will set in. The yoga class was great, but even better was the fact that I walked through the doors of the gym again. I restarted my suspended membership and changed it back to an aerobic membership rather than a gym one. If I can only get there twice in one week, so be it, I am finished beating myself up about not getting there 'enough'!! Who knows, when my fitness levels increase I will go back to dancing too. Just at the moment, nights at home are far more tempting and inviting and more restful.

I am very pleased with my progress so far........stay tuned for further developments.


Chris H said...

I am proud of you for getting back to the gym, I too am looking forward to reactivating my gym membership soon. My motto about moving the body and exercise is "Move it or lose it" particularly in older age.

Chris H said...

Jezzz...NOT that you are old...!!! But I certainly am heading that way!

Yummy Mummy said...

Well done on gettingback to gym! and no point doing exercise that you don't enjoy.. so the change will be great!

Suzy said...

I'm glad things are getting better for you.

Hope you can soon get back to dancing. Dancing is so much fun.

(Don't know when I'm coming again. Hopefully early next year!)


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