Gonna Get Fit Just Can’t Quit

Gonna Get Fit Just Can't Quit - Memee's MusingsYep, that’s right I’m gonna start getting my body in shape. I’ve done a lot for my health in the last few years. I’ve changed my eating habits, added Juice Plus+ to my daily routine and cut way, way back on processed foods and sugar. My chronic migraines are gone — I get maybe one migraine a month now and I have had zero seizures since starting Juice Plus+ 3 years ago!

Now I am ready to start making my heart and lungs stronger by exercising. I’ve always avoided it. But not being in shape meant I had to turn down fun opportunities with friends, like going for a hike. I know that sounds super easy, but for me, I just didn’t have the stamina to do it. It is embarrassing and I didn’t want to ruin their fun by having to stop and rest every 6 minutes or so.

But now that I am in sunny California I want to be outside. Right now I am enjoying my drives to different places. All this sun makes me feel happy and gives me a sense of being on vacation. So, I’m gonna get fit. No better time then the present they say. A friend recommended a place and the trainer is expecting me tomorrow (Monday) at noon.

I am super excited about how this will change my life but I am also terrified of the process. Think positive thoughts for me and keep cheering me on through the process. It’s hard work getting fit when you’ve never tried before and when you are getting older it becomes more difficult so your encouragement will help push me further. Thank you in advance!

☀ Memee

Why I probably will not be at your party (a letter)

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Author:  The Migraine Girl

Migraines impact only one hemisphere of the brain
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“Dear ________,

“I got your Facebook invitation the other day. You know, the event invitation you shared with me an a lot of other friends. The party/show/gathering sounds like so much fun, and I am so excited and want to support your birthday/engagement/rite of passage with you. It meant a lot to me when you texted/called/told me in person that you especially wanted me there, that it wouldn’t be the same without me.

“I took those words to heart.

“Here’s the thing, _______. I deal with a couple of chronic health conditions, psoriatic arthritis and migraine disease. Generally speaking, my symptoms are under control and I manage my health pretty well. You know I work a lot of hours at my business, and on the side I do some writing and editing gigs. My work keeps me pretty busy, but I don’t want it take over my waking hours. To the best of my ability (which hasn’t been too tremendous lately), I try to make time for my family—that includes my parents, my sister, my partner, and even my cat. I also try to balance social time with dear friends (like you!) with much-needed quiet/alone time with myself. Continue reading