Too much alcohol = Fibro Flare
This morning I was stood next to my other half when I was saying goodbye for him to go off to work and I suddenly said, “you look shorter”.
He stood up straight and we were almost the same height… that has not happened in years. He replied… “you aren’t so stooped anymore; the gym is really helping your posture and your eyes look so much brighter”
WOWZER… A COMPLIMENT, they do not happen that often.
It’s so encouraging to hear feedback; little things are starting to change. He also went on to say that I seem happier, well, I almost feel down on the spot! Another compliment…. More reason to keep going to the gym, I think!
Today was something a little different… my other half joined me at the gym as he became a member during the week.
It has been many years since we went to the gym together and it was lovely. We used to go to the gym together at least 3 or 4 times a week before I became ill.
We both focused on cardio and legs. Working out with someone was wonderful, giving each other a boost when needed, and commenting on posture, ensuring we were getting the best out of our efforts.
I really appreciated the extra support as last night we popped out for a quiet drink and something to eat… these things have a habit of escalating and 4 bottles of wine later I was very squiffy.
To say the gym was a challenge was an understatement, so the extra boost of working out with someone really helped.
After the copious amounts of alcohol, the gym workout yesterday and some poor food choices I am not feeling at all good today.
The fibro has flared up, which is common if I drink too much and eat too much sugar.
I’m not sure if anyone else has found this, but if I eat too much sugar the Fibro is a nightmare. I’ve tested the theory on myself. Ive gone days without added sugar and then had a piece of cake maybe some chocolate and sure enough the fibro flares up.
I didn’t drink alcohol for 3 plus years as the medications I was on didn’t react well to it. I now only drink wine and sometimes vodka and orange, never coke or carbonated mixers as the sugar is far too much.
Anyhow, today I decided to give the gym a miss but spent 3 hours doing gardening.
I had a physiokey treatment first thing this morning so I could get on with the day and undo the harm I had caused by drinking too much!
Stretching, bending, lifting, racking, trimming, tidying etc for 3 hours was a great workout and I’m pleased to say, what I achieved in that time would normally take me a whole day.
I found I had mare strength in my hands, my grip was stronger, movement easier, speed quicker… I can only assume it is because of the workouts in the gym.
Normally it takes about 3 months to see a difference when going to the gym. I guess that’s because people tend to go an average of 3 times a week.
The 14 days I have done would equate to nearly 5 weeks in the gym, so I am not too surprised I am seeing changes now.
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