Hope Rheumatoid Arthritis

Grateful Body

I have had a Get Fit Book in my drawer for over a year. It got depressing to use because my body, especially my joints, is a constant source of disappointment.  My body doesn’t move the way I want it to, when I want it to. It’s required multiple surgeries, constant medication, and is completely unpredictable.

I pulled out my fit journal tonight and prepared to throw it away. And then I thought about it. I’m constantly trying to stay positive, to find hope, to see the good in everything. This journal can help me with that.

Today’s entry is real. I did not move today and guess what I ate? Pizza. Why? Because I injected methotrexate this morning and only moved from the couch to refill my ginger ale. And at 6pm when I realized I had only had a few saltines, a piece of pizza sounded good.

I’m going to try my best to use this journal every single day. Not just the days that I exercise or only had veggies to eat. I need to celebrate what my body can do, rather than always being disappointed with what it can’t.

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