Missing My Active Days
Seriously missing being super sporty and active. All through childhood, teens and even early 20s I was always the sporty one of my friends. Every day or evening of the week was spent either at the gym, running or doing gymnastics, trampolining, tennis, boxing, netball, hockey or horse riding. Usually more than one session a day.
I was initially diagnosed with Endometriosis and Adenomyosis at 15 but it didn't really stop me, there was a few days in a month where I particularly struggled. I've had a few back problems diagnosed over the years as well but then it was Fibromyalgia, M.E and Hypermobility (querying EDS) at 17 but I still managed to push through it most of the time - they say it's not usually degenerative although it can be but seriously through my 20s up till now (30), it has definitely got so much worse - mainly the Fibro, M.E and mental health - to the point where I'm no longer part of any sports team or club and often find it difficult just walking around the bungalow. I'm told strength based exercises can be beneficial for Hypermobility but not for Fibro and then stretching can be good for Fibro but not Hypermobility lol Rargh!
Usually I'm pretty accepting of it and know that I'm doing the best I can but sometimes (like now) I go through periods where I really do miss my old life and the old me.
I'm sure a lot of you can relate to that feeling.
I'm mainly writing this for a bit of a moan and letting off steam to be honest but if anyone does read this and can relate - what do you do to help when you're feeling pretty pants about it all? And is there anything you've found that can help you maintain or increase activity levels?
Any ideas welcome :)
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