Exercise & A Good “Normal”

I haven’t posted in awhile because life has been good.  Health wise all my check-ups continue to come back great.  And the side effects I was experiencing from my medications has improved.  My calcium and iron levels still get low easily (causing “foggy memory”, tingling in my hands, and fatigue) but supplements help with that.

Several months ago we joined a Gym.  For the first time in my life…I am ENJOYING working out.  I worked with a trainer once a week or every other week for the first few months and that helped so much.  I have worked up to exercising at least 5 days a week.  With my scoliosis, I have always felt rather “weak”.  To top that off, after a year of surgeries, I was pretty frail.  My trainer was so awesome to help me build up slowly.  As my workouts are getting more and more intense, I have to say I am pretty proud of myself.  I have worked past most of my “embarrassment”  in a weight room and can see muscles building especially in my arms.  After two c-sections only 15 months a part, progressive scoliosis, two cancers, and a year of surgeries – I am probably the strongest now I’ve been maybe in my life.  And for that I am grateful!

We’ve had a lot of fun this year too.  Disneyland, two camping Trips, and a quick Trip to Seattle.  Overall, life is good.  2015 has been a great year so far…I often say it’s “life as normal”…but I actually think it is better than my previous “normal”.  Our jobs are good, exercise feels great, I worry less about small things and have more fun each day, and we are really enjoying the kiddos (Ages 3 & 4 has been great)!