Lupus is a Battle: Let's be real for a second. This may be a long one (sorry, not sorry). When people say lupus is a battle, we mean it. It's not a "i kinda feel sick" feeling its a "am i dying, i feel like im dying" kind of moment. Everything hurts. Getting the energy to get up and shower takes most of your energy on some days. It reeks havoc on your organs and in some cases causes complications. For me i developmented stage 4 endometriosis (i know i know some drs say its linked, some say its not). In 2003 i was a healthy fit college student (dont mind the outdated hair and dress, it was 2003, we all made bad choices 😂). I was diagnosed w lupus in january 2008 and you can clearly see what the medication regimen and lack of energy did to my body. So at the end of 2009 i decided to take my health into my own hands. By my wedding in 2012 i had lost 55 lbs and by 2013 i had lost 60+ lbs (more than i had gained). But then, womp womp, i was diagnosed w stage 4 endo and the weight packed back on, almost 50 lbs. So lupus and fitness are a journey. One i am prepared to fight bc i dont want to fill my body w unnecessary medications (personal choice, not a dr, see your physician before deciding to do that!). I dont want to be 35 and unable to live the life i want to live bc of a disease i have. Its easy to do bc the bed feels so nice on days where you have no energy. But ive never regretted a single workout. A single extra rep or extra 15 minutes of cardio. I have a routine that works for me pre and post workout. So i know if i did it once i can do it again. And so can some of my fellow lupus warriors and autoimmune disease warriors.
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