Posts Tagged ‘indoor cycling’

I am in the middle of a long string of several days of teaching fitness classes… mostly an interval-based indoor cycling format. I used to do things like this all the time… multiple classes a day… and it wasn’t so much MS that took me down, but other illnesses (abdominal tumors, surgeries to deal with […]


i did it

11Jan14

I skipped a day of blogging… but that’s not the “it” I’m talking about. I held off a day so that I could tell you guys about this morning’s victory (or, hopeful). Which worked out! You may recall that I still keep my hand in teaching group fitness classes when I can. Today was a […]


This title is something that I came up with in the wee hours of the morning, before heading out to catch my bus to work a few days ago–I posted it on my Facebook feed. It’s how I live my life, as someone with MS. It’s how I try to push myself every day, physically […]


take that, ms!

07Sep13

A few months back, I talked about my previous life as a regular group fitness instructor, and how I was adapting to life on the sidelines–more as a participant, not leading the class so often. My waning strength just can’t seem to handle showing ideal form so often anymore, even though my specialist says my […]


A few weeks ago, I saw a new MS specialist who told me, much to our relief, that I tested neurologically and physically in normal ranges. She said I have very “treatable disease”, so with any luck, I’ll stay “normal”. For the most part–yes, I am relieved to hear this news. But what if it […]


I certainly hope not. I repeatedly hear and read that MS patients experience worse symptoms in the heat–it’s said that an increase in core temperature spikes our problems. Despite the severity of my CNS damage, I’ve felt increased symptoms… once? maybe twice? in the heat… and it wasn’t truly in the heat. It was in […]


Life is far, far too short to take yourself too seriously. I realized, yesterday, that this is one of the reasons I really like going to A’s Zumba class on Saturday mornings. Typically, I’m more of an athletic type than a dancey type; but when I started going to her class and realizing that my […]