Posts Tagged ‘persistence’

Yes… it’s been nearly a month since I posted. Between fundraiser (successful! more later), quarter starting (too much in addition to my other job), and dealing with medical things (also more later), I am in above my ears. Oh, and there’s a new business, too? There’s another future post. All of this activity, and to […]

Have any of the rest of you in the MS (or other chronic disease) world had problems scheduling appointments with practitioners, because it’s assumed that “with your condition” you’re not working? (I’m the one in our relationship with the more stable employment…) My MS specialist/clinic is wonderful. They’re great at working with my work schedule. […]

i did it


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 one applies whether or not you have MS. Read on!) So many people are trying to “find their passion”. If only they could “find their passion”, life would be all rainbows and unicorns, cats and dogs would get married, we’d never hear another Miley Cyrus song… (OK, maybe I’m pushing things) But that’s the […]

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!


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 […]

I’m always learning new things about how MS affects the body, or at least how it affects my body. And perhaps I can pass my wisdom on to some of you, to maintain your strength. I think it goes without saying that for almost all of us–MS or not–when learning a new dance or piece […]

Another lesson I’ve learned from MS, the great teacher: to keep my strength, I need to lift heavy at the gym. There’s a trend in gym fitness classes toward endurance-based strength training. For most people, ain’t nuthin’ wrong with that. (Though I’d love to see most people balance this with some short sets of heavy […]

Not an easy topic to talk about… but I really want to. I see a lot of people as “victim” personalities these days, you know what I mean? I’m overweight, it’s not my fault, I’m going to WHIIIIIINNNE about it so much ’til I ostracize my entire social network… OK, not everyone’s that bad about […]

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 […]