Linda Grace Cox ~ July 2010 Walking Update

I didn’t plan on it! I wanted to exercise! I didn’t mean to stop exercising! So many things got in the way!
Excuses are like armpits, everyone’s got ‘em and they stink!

As far as walking goes, I’m in the same place I was last month what a surprise-

I’ve done the same things.
What’s the quote? Insanity is doing the same thing expecting different results? Then it’s a fact, I’m insane!

Last month, June 1st, this is what I said:
“To Do List:
Physical Therapy 6 days each week:
Ride stationary bike 20 min.
30 modified pushups
Walk every two hours using a cane
1 hour physical therapy 5 days/week
Sleep 7 hours each night (that’s what I need)
I can do it~ I know I can! Next month it will be fun to see my progress!
I did that for about a week.

For the rest I of the month, I rode my stationary bike for 20 minutes and did 30 modified pushups 6 days a week. The same thing I’ve been doing for two years.

I could tell you lots of excuses as to why I didn’t do anything differently, but excuses stink. (You need to know that MS showed up active in my June blood work. I tell you that not as an excuse, but to let you know that if I can, you can.)

We all need to assess our circumstances and plan accordingly. What ever our situation is, exercise is a must.

So I’ll just recommit to adding a smaller amount of basic physical therapy exercises to my usual 20 minutes of stationary bike riding and 30 modified pushups.

This is what it looks like:
20 sit to stands,
20 leg lifts from a sitting position.
Walk around the house with a cane 5 times a day

I spend so much time online (sitting), there is NO REASON not to do them. OK, Darlene Davis started an exercise challenge and I accepted. I won’t stop exercising!

Tell me in the comments below what you’re willing to do each week~ what ever exercises you’re able to do will improve your health!


About our Co-Founder: With a bachelors in Social Work, Linda is 53 years old, happily married with eight children and 17 grandchildren. Diagnosed with MS in 1995 and now having accepted and truly embraced her new reality, Linda has created She is dedicated to proving that joy can be chosen while living with Multiple Sclerosis. Linda specializes in helping others, especially those with MS attain the lifestyle, independence and happiness amid living with MS.

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