Midweek Refuel 12/23

Midweek Refuel 12/23?

Take Inventory: As the year begins to wind down it’s important to take inventory. What has worked for you? What has worked against you? Whatever it is you have to check the list and use what has helped you and leave what hasn’t been beneficial to you to the side.

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Day 18 30 Day Get Moving Challenge

Day 18 30 Day Get Moving Challenge

Stretch, 15 squats, 5 push ups, 20 jumping jacks, 20 Crunches, 5 push ups, stretch.

Rise and shine, a quick morning workout before hopping in that shower. There are benefits to exercising in the morning. It BOOSTS YOUR METABOLISM, ENERGIZES YOUR MIND & BODY and AIDS IN BETTER SLEEP.

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Day 1 30 Day Get Moving Challenge

We are focusing on getting moving with the 30 day Get Moving Challenge. The 30 day Get Moving Challenge is more than just a 30 day fitness challenge, it’s a challenge that anyone at any fitness level can do. The 30 Day Get Moving Challenge is all about getting active beyond the pains of lupus !

The 30 day Get Moving Challenge is a challenge you can build how you want to. You make the goal you want to achieve every day. You can do cardio, strength training or just go for a walk. But the idea is to add some activity to each day for the 30 days.

This challenge is great because you can change it to your activity level and your skills.

Disclaimer: Always check with your doctor before starting this or any new exercise routine.

Let’s Encourage Each Other!

  • Official daily check ins
  • Encouraging quotes and photos
  • Simple ideas to get moving

What have you done to get moving today? #LupusInColor #30daygetmovingchallenge

Stronger than Lupus

Get Moving Challenge

Join us for the STRONGER than Lupus – Get Moving Challenge in the month of November. From November 1-30 Lupus In Color will have a 30 day Get Moving Challenge!

This challenge is meant to help lupus warriors fight fatigue and pain. Designed to help elevate your mood and get your body moving to help you feel just a little bit better in your lupus walk.

Whether you walk, jog, run, dance, do chair yoga, workout in bed or lift weights, just do whatever it takes to get moving. Whether you do 5, 10,15 or 30 minutes Let’s Get Moving and help our bodies heal.

If you are in, COMMENT BELOW ” I’m ready to GET MOVING” #LupusInColor

Take It Easy

When you are dealing with lupus flares and issues you have to take it easy. You can’t continue to push yourself to a point of no return to peace in your moments. Don’t wait until your body makes you stop and rest. Rest and listen to the cues of your body before it forces an everlasting flare on you. #LupusInColor

Surrender to Solace

Sometimes as you battle lupus you have to allow yourself to enjoy over sleeping. You have to indulge in lazy Sunday afternoons and procrastinate things that may demand your attention. You have to sing songs and sip an occasional adult beverage in bed while you forget the damage lupus has done. You have to remind yourself to enjoy the beauty of nothingness and replenish the energy that lupus and people drain. You need to get wrapped in cozy blankets and covered in oversized sweaters with the air condition on just in case you get hot. In the midst of this lupus life, we must remember to surrender to the solace of alone time where we can clear our head and replenish our soul for anything new that may arise from lupus. #LupusInColor

Tranquility

My mind is always racing with thoughts about my battle with Lupus. Most times I am trying to find tranquil thoughts to offset the raging war in my body. As one can imagine this is a constant struggle that is sometimes won with tranquility and other times submitted to the barrage of constant pain. Either way it always has my mind in constant thought. I find myself always trying to find a way to combat negative thoughts about this disease. In that process I have found my mind wandering from my own needs to the needs of those I love and share my life with day to day.

I know many will say Aww what a noble gesture to think of someone other than yourself. But, I believe it is sometimes a trick to bring back excessive negative thoughts about dealing with Lupus. The reason I say this is because at times I get into a mood and in thought about how painful it is for me to see my loved ones hurt and have to deal with me as I deal with this disease. I look at my friends and family and the hardest thing for me is to see my loved ones miss the old me I used to be. I mean really if that is not my mind playing tricks on me trying to allow the negative to slip back into my thought pattern I don’t know what is.

The irony of it all, thinking about the feelings of someone else while being thrusted into a plethora of negative feelings and emotions. It’s crazy how that negative can creep in and slowly try to poison your mind and soul.

Sometimes I have to just shake myself out of it and remind myself of the good things that come out of having a life altering disease. I have to shake the negatives off in order to truly begin a journey into a tranquil way of life.

I am on a quest to live in tranquility through thoughts that increase my mental health in order to generate a better physical body. There is power in positive thinking and there is healing in tranquility.

I have lupus, Lupus does NOT have ME! #LupusInColor

The Inevitable

The Inevitable of Lupus

You will lose some friends

You will think you’re going crazy

You will feel pain and fatigue

You will almost talk yourself out of cancelling appointments a hundred of times

You will lose money on unproven ‘cures’

You will cry almost daily

Your family and friends will discourage you

You will doubt yourself thousands of times

You will develop weird habits

People will give you grief for no reason

You will lose hope before gaining strength

You will lose many friends and family but will find others who understand you even better

You will overcome the hard days

You will be brave, courageous and strong

You will live well beyond lupus!

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