Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Aches and pains BE GONE.

I have noticed over the last few weeks a few of the old aches and pain begin to creep back into my life. There are two things that I could more than likely contribute to the resurfacing of my plantar fasciitis and sacroiliitis.

. Cold weather. I remember when I was younger and hearing the old folk say "I know when it's going to rain" or "this cold weather is playing havoc with my bones" and thinking to myself "What a load of hogwash". Now that I am older myself - ok nowhere near their age, but having an ailment of my musculoskeletal system, I can so sympathise with them. It is such a deep rooted pain that can leave me fatigued by it's unrelenting fashion. 2). Nutritionals. Even though I feel I have my diet under control I am more than sure that I have not been getting the adequate amounts needed to maintain my body at it's best. I have run out of my vitamin supplements, and believe me I can feel it.

My nutritionals have been a godsend for me. When I am on them I feel like a totally different person both physically and mentally. I guess the relief of my physical ailments has a direct impact on my mental clarity and as such allows me to become totally focused without having to take into account the constraints that chronic pain can play on my life. I had run out of my nutritionals some months ago and have felt the slight yet ever constant downhill slide again into fatigue and pain. So, needless to say my new batch has arrived in time, thanks to a very dear friend - Katharine. I know for me these work and I have faith in how they make me feel. So as of tonight, I get started back on my nutritional journey.

I can now look forward to my training regime with total confidence and not the fear of the ever looming shadow of chronic back pain returning. I like having control of my life, not something having control of me and I refuse to bow down and let it have its way again. I have learnt to much and gone through twice as much over this last year to simply forget. It's my life and I will live it to the best of my ability.

Your hard work will be rewarded.

"The path to a dream is paved with sacrifices and lined with determination. And though it has many stumbling blocks along the way, and may go in more than one direction, it is travelled by belief and courage and conquered with a willingness to face challenges and take chances" Barbara Cage