Yes I’m fit and Yes I have Fibromyalgia…

September 13, 2011 by Heather

Someone asked me the other day if I really had fibromyalgia….because I looked so fit.  Um, it is possible to be fit and have fibromyalgia.  Now this does not mean that I don’t suffer.  This just means that I have learned to manage my fibromyalgia naturally and that I choose to not let it rule my life.  Does it suck sometimes?  Hell ya!  But on the sucky days I choose to have a positive attitude, because after all, what else is there? 

I won’t lie.  The question kind of bugged me.  It was almost like she was calling me a liar.  That it couldn’t be possible to be fit and have this “condition”.  Let me tell you, I am fit because I choose to get up each and every morning, whether I feel like it or not and exercise.  Yes, on some days it would be so easy to stay in bed.  But I CHOOSE not to.  And some days are definitely suckier than others.  But I do it.  And you know what?  I feel better after I do!  Movement helps.  Sitting around focusing on your pain doesn’t and in most cases will make it worse.  Why?  Because you are focusing on it!  I know this may sound harsh but this is how I feel.  And I do realize that everyone is different and pain levels will vary. But if you just do SOMETHING…over time you will feel better.

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