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Wednesday, July 27, 2016


I am sooo excited to announce that I am challenging myself to start working out again! I haven't announced this yet, but I was recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia (I've been struggling for about 15 years with it and finally found a dr that would listen to me). Long story short is I am in pain (a huge flare that simply won't stop) and have no energy. Those of you with fibro know that it is challenging to find anything to alleviate the pain. And it is just so exhausting. I've tried pain meds, muscle relaxers, acupuncture, physical therapy, and more. Nothing is working (well one product mentioned below is helping). I'm tired. I need to boost my system and do something to end the cycle of pain. I think this is going to help, I just need to do it! 
I just got the Country Heat workouts from Beachbody (um, how exciting is this!?!?), and bought their Shakeology products (they taste great and I think they'll help a bunch with my energy). I originally tried
the 7 day sample pack and found that the flavors were pretty good. My favorites are the chocolate and the cafe latte. I'm really excited to try them long term and see how they help my energy. I know two other fibro sufferers that swear by them, so it's worth a shot! And you can't beat a workout that is done to country music in my opinion!

I would loooove some of you to join me. I need motivation, and that motivation partially comes in the form of people doing it with me so I have accountability! There is an easy way to get a great deal on both of these products, so I can chat with you about that if you are interested in joining me. Talk to me before you purchase so I can explain it all! Check out this amazing "challenge pack" deal where you can get the country heat workouts for only $10 when you purchase the shakeology 30 day supply! And don't forget to message me for an even better discount!
If you are interested, please comment on my Facebook post or send me a message.
All I need is 1 person to agree to do this with me and I'll be setting up a group to keep us motivated! We'll do a workout each day, and drink a shake each day. That simple. We'll post pictures and keep each other going! Whether your doing this to lose weight, get tone, or gain energy, we can help each other out! Oh and by the way... breastfeeding Mamas... I so wish I'd had found shakeology when I was breastfeeding. It would have been the best snack, while providing the nutrition and energy boost that we all need then!

By the way... any other fibro sufferers. I recently found this magnesium spray. I'd read so many fibro blogs and heard great things about a topical application of magnesium. It doesn't take away all of my pain, but WOW it is helping! It is the only thing so far that has helped. It's worth trying! It helps me sleep better and has taken the edge off of the pain for sure! Now I'm hoping that with the edge off, I can start working out, boost my energy with shakeology and get back to normal!



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  2. I just stumbled onto your blog looking up fibromyalgia and organizational blogs. I read this article and feel for you. When I looked up 'About Mama' I was excited to see another Aggie! Whoop! My husband is also an Aggie Chemical Engineer. Your article here interests me for several reasons. I also have fibromyalgia-diagnosed 2 years; living with for nearly 7. Yes, it takes FOREVER for the doctors to listen to you. I also have tried 21 day fix a couple of years ago and it did help quite a bit. I didn't use shakeology, but the eating plan and workouts. What helped even more with the pain and incredible fatigue and insomnia (although being a new mom, sleeplessness may just go with the territory ;) ) was 'The Blood Sugar Solution 10 Day Detox Diet' by Dr. Mark Hyman...amazing if you can stay on it! No more pain, so much energy, and better sleep. When you go off...well, I have had pain and lack of energy...but you just jump back on the wagon! Good luck with your journey and I pray you find relief. My kids were 10 and 13 when I started with these symptoms and I was homeschooling at the time. That was difficult enough. I can't imagine having this when they were babies!

  3. Kristina,
    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this comment! So awesome to connect with another Aggie! My husband and I also did the 21 day fix program. I didn't know at the time that I also have hypermobility joint symdrome. So, it made my flare worse LOL. Now that I am aware of it, though I'm much more careful when I'm working out and make sure to do the modified version with low impact on my joints. I'll have to look into the detox you mentioned! I am nervous to do a detox program for multiple reasons, but I do agree it would be helpful. Have you ever used the foot detox pads? They seem silly to me, but I've read so many good things about them, that I've now got them on order to try! Eventually, I need to do better with my diet. I struggle with my husband having long work hours during his busy season (now) it's all I can do to just find something quick to make for dinner and get it on the table for my 20 month old LOL. Hoping this winter I can have the time to do something like that, however. So, thanks for the info...I'll be looking into it for sure! Thanks again for the comment. It's always good to hear from other fibro warriors!