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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

I need to get back into shape. Last week I went to my doctor because my back hurt. I think I might have arthritis in my hands. I'm way too young to be old. How can someone as childish as me, who can still embarrass their kids by dancing publicly to "Shock the Monkey" have arthritis? What the heck?

So my doctor told me she can't believe I'm my age. She said I looked 27. Okay, well, that's nice and all, you know, I do have an ego, but I feel 87. Basically, she told me to take Ibuprofin and call her in the morning. It didn't work.
The fog has rolled in this morning and I feel it in my bones.

I don't want to be Madonna or anything, and I'm not a big eater, so it's not weight I need to worry about, but dang if I don't need some help getting my muscle back. Now that I don't lift kids...the muscles say, forget you, we're so done!

So I have to get motivated to get my Yoga lifestyle back. But it hurts! (Said with long whine, k?) I feel all jointy and breakable. When I was young, it was easy to just keep up with the other moms. But now that I'm in my 40's, I don't really care what the other moms do. Help!! How do I stay motivated? When I really just want to go get a donut?

Oh, the Book Expo went great. I loved listening to the other authors and had a fabulous day. : )
posted at 11:16 AM  
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At 3:08 PM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

Make yourself crawl to the donut? ;-)

Seriously, the best thing for arthritis, my sister's doctor says, is to keep moving. With four kids at your house, I'm pretty sure you're doing that!

At 3:34 PM, Blogger hotcoffeenow said...

Just knowing how much better I feel when I'm working out consistently is my motivation. If the 40s are all about feeling stiff and achy, what's coming in the 50s? lol


At 4:49 PM, Blogger Krista Phillips said...

Heck, I AM 27 and feel like that some days! grr!

At 9:33 PM, Blogger Ane Mulligan said...

Also take that herb thingie - uh glucosimine. I started it a few years ago when I started getting arthritis in my hands. It took a few months, but it works. It slows down the deterioration and rebuilds the joints or soemthing. I don't really care what it does or doesn't do, it works! And my doctor told me to take it. :)

At 11:20 PM, Blogger Crystal Laine Miller said...

Ok, my niece, who is 2 years younger than my nearly 51, runs marathons. She runs every single morning, plays golf and swims and has a very busy orthodontic practice. When she had appendicitis, she was running (gently) 2 days later.

She drives me bonkers!!! And I taught P.E. and coached. (Ok, breathing in and out. Don't compare, don't compare.)

Now, you don't have to love it, but yes, you have to do something. I feel like a blob next to you. If only my pain made me look as good as you do. Ok, that wasn't helpful.

Do you have access to a pool? Seriously, my niece swims when she can't run. It's supposed to be great. (Notice I say "supposed to be.") When you figure out the easy way, let me know! Donut crawls sound good to me.

At 11:50 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

Oh my gosh, your ADVICE!!! It's like eat less and exercise. ROFLOL I don't want to hear that. I want to hear you know, go have the magic donut that does the work for YOU. Does anyone know about that kind of advice? LOL

And please, don't tell me about anyone running marathons. They're perfectionists who need a real hobby. Ane, I bought that stuff for my hubby, I will take some. I also got something to help inflammation at Whole Foods today. And maybe I will get on the exercise machine. Maybe. LOL

And for you Krista, REALLY being 27, PPPHHTT! : )

At 12:08 PM, Blogger Julie Carobini said...

How weird...last month my 40 something friend said, "I think I have arthritis in my thumbs," and I said, "No way--me too!" I've been so bummed about it, but maybe it's just the mix of weather change and all this typing. You think?

Feel better. I heard that we *older* gals need to do weight training for bone density. I'm thinking of actually doing it...eventually :)

At 12:45 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

No way Julie! I wonder if it's carpal tunnel? It sure feels like arthritis. My joints are feeling big, oh but I bought this anti-inflammation stuff at Whole Foods yesterday. It was expensive, but it's really working.

At 10:21 PM, Blogger Lynn said...

My thought is that a good hot fudge sundae cures just about everything.


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