A busy few weeks since I have last updated due mainly to work and Christmas diverting focus. Life has carried on and just sort of got filled in by all the external sources that seem to get in the way like TV, Sport good win by England over the All Blacks and Shopping!!!!
I have applied to be a volunteer trainer for Arthritis Care in the New Year delivering their Arthritis Pain Management course that I recently attended. I know from experience that if you teach something it enables you to understand and be better at it. It will also allow me to help others and learn from other people’s experience. Like all charities you have to wait so I will see in the new year what progress has been made.
With the option above in mind I am structuring my Pain Management Programme with my own experience and the skills and strategies learnt on the course into a 90 Success Journal to not only note down progress but to focus and making the use of strategies part of my daily life and essentially a habit.
Key things to date I have found useful
- Relaxation Techniques and the start of meditation 15 mins makes a lot of difference
- Exercise particularly walking
- Mobility movements and some stretching
- Magnetic Bracelets
- Some of the diet options
The jury is out on cider vinegar and honey and I am most intrigued by this so it is something that I will keep up and be like Sir Ranulph Fiennes he is a firm advocate and while I am unlikely to go to the Poles I do want to have better fitness and mobility.
The rest of the pills I am skeptical on multi-vitamins seem logical and potentially cod liver oil if I do not have enough fish but the others seem to have little benefit.
Tried writing a diary and found that after several weeks I am a 100% emotional eater mainly when I am down and stressed much less so when happy, this is coupled with life stress results in limited diet results.
I feel I have traveled far and my next goal is to just lose weight as I have made good progress on Pain Management.
More info soon