I have decided to swim each night since walking around the neighborhood isn't working for me as my right foot still isn't 100%.
I used to swim everyday when we first moved here 7 years ago and loved it. I still do love it, but my body screams the next few days. It is amazing that a little paddling around can cause such a problem now for my body. I used to do an entire workout routine and hardly feel anything. I know, we all used to do so much more, huh?
Fibromyalgia is a tough illness because you can't feel what you are doing to yourself at the time. It's only over the next few days that let you know you may have overdone it.
I suppose if you were to swim every single day and gradually build up to a routine that your muscles wouldn't complain as much. It's kinda scary to think that something so minimal can cause such grief. Even my pain pills can't eliminate all of it.
I am not giving in to it though. I will continue to swim until I can walk again as I refuse to let this illness dictate to my life any more than it already has.
Exercise is recommended for fibromyalgia patients and I know in the long run it's better for the body.
Until next time :)