Hi friends, happy Tuesday!
That’s something I continue to tell myself during challenging times. It’s not easy battling a difficult disease like MS, but I can’t give in to it. I know many that read my blog, are battling other autoimmune diseases, mental health issues, or spiritual brokenness. I also, know that Caregivers have a challenging task when it comes to watching someone they love suffer. WE ARE NOT ALONE! Together, we can lift one another up because Support goes a long way.
This past week, I had my Tysabri treatment and the days after were rough. I had difficulty walking, it was a task to get dressed, I fell twice and I cried because of the pain and weakness in my legs. Even during this time of despair, I promised myself that I wouldn’t give up and I would PUSH through it all at my own pace. I urge you all to do the same. I went to the gym on Sunday and did my best with what I had for that day (I do the spoon theory in my head lol). The amount of support that was given to me was overwhelming and it truly melted my heart. People re-posted my video and tagged me as Inspiration for them to exercise.
Please continue friends. Don’t give up on yourself or the process. Below is the video that I posted and keep in mind that days prior, I was not able to walk far alone. God is good. Thanks for reading!!!
Nicole Cherise ♥️
I took this picture at the gym after getting off the treadmill and leg machine. Now, I don’t go as often as I’d like but when I can I do. My shirt says Warrior because I believe that’s exactly what we are.
Stay strong friends. No matter what battles you are currently facing, just know you are not alone and you Are strong!
Nicole Cherise ❤️
Happy Friday! I hope this week was a good one and I hope the weekend is an even better one. You all know that I love Pinterest and the quotes that other post. But this one stuck out.
The sayings goes “people always believe the grass is always greener on the other side”. I believe the grass is greener where it gets proper nourishment. So when I saw this quote I was too excited because the writer truly nailed it!
Why should you spend your days worrying about the next person or trying to keep up with the “Jones'”? Work on self and you will reap the benefits. I’m always watching these beautiful models with their awesome physique and then I get down and say I wish it were me. Some I can consider inspiration and I will follow what they are doing to maintain their “perfect” body and once again I’m comparing myself. After a while I have come to the conclusion that if I want to be in better shape, I need to start from within. Earlier this month, I had blood work done and my new doctor called me one night and gave me the run down of everything. I knew my glucose level was probably high, and I have a history of high cholesterol. Therefore, I was extremely nervous to hear my results. To my surprised, I was doing better than I thought! My cholesterol is now considered borderline high, which, when I was 22 it was extremely high and my old physician said I could have a heart attack by 25. My glucose levels are in between but I’m not diabetic, thank God! So, he has me on a 3 month plan to exercise more and choose better food options. I know for myself, I also need to concentrate or stress management.
Instead of concentrating on other figures of others, I will focus on getting myself healthier. I believe when that happens, so will the physique I wish to have, will come too. Friends, I hope this can be applied to you and in your life. This can be about finances, career, lifestyles and relationships. If you nurture yours, you will see results. Hope this helps! Until next time!
When taking the moment to evaluate things, I end up sad which eventually turns into Anger. I know that can be shocking to some. I am a happy person and I do like to see the “brighter” side to situations, however, there are times when I just say WTH???
I consider myself to have a relationship with God and I know worrying is like a slap to the face. Imagine if you have shown someone reasons why they should trust you because you are loyal and you love them, yet they still aren’t sure? Yeah, because I know better I need to do better. All the anger does is add stress which sends you closer to your grave.
So what I’m about to do is go workout since I do have some time on my hands and let go of this frustration. We all seasons that last a bit longer than others and for this season, I have to remain strong and overcome these burdens.
Thanks for reading friends.