Monday, November 8, 2010

I am back!

Hi everyone,

I have some praises and a prayer request. First the praise. Last week I was able to up my walking mileage from 4 miles to a little over 5 miles a day about 5 days a week. I would also do my strength training about 3-4 times a week. I felt really good about being able to do it. Exercising has really helped my stress level.

Now for the prayer request. After my walk on Wednesday, my hip starting really bothering me. By Thursday I had a really hard time just walking around in my house. So, I decided to give myself a break to see if it's all the walking that was causing it. Well after 3 days of no exercise it didn't seem to make any difference. I believe it is some kind of arthritis. About a year ago a doctor told me that I am a good candidate for Rheumatoid Arthritis. So I am praying that if I do have this type of Arthritis that the Lord will give me the strength to deal with it. I need to make an appointment to see for sure. I will probably do this after I come back from my Thanksgiving trip. I guess one of my biggest fears is not being able to walk.

Anyways, I did some research on it last night and found out that walking and strength training is good for arthritis (if one is able to work through the pain). Loosing weight is also very helpful as it helps relieve the joints. So today I decided to do my 5 mile walk and I did okay, the last 2 miles my hip was bothering me more, but I got through it. I also did the 30 day shred when I got back. Praise the Lord that he has given me the desire and strength to go out today and just do it. Right now my hip and leg is bothering me, but that's how it has been at night.

I am determined with the Lord's help to reach my goals.

Thank you in advance for you prayers.

Charlie
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