Exercise. Workout. Movement. Fitness. Training. Gym. If you are like me, you don’t have a positive association with these words.
Maybe they inspire sadness, anger, guilt, anxiety (my go-to). That’s because mostly these words have been used against us: As a way to dismiss our symptoms As a solution to all our problems (insert separate rant here) As highlighting a limitation or weakness As a guilt trip Between the interactions with doctors and non-spoonies, we shut down, avoid or even actively hate any mention of these concepts.
That’s where I was — some mix of hatred for exercise and shame/anxiety about not partaking in physical activity. Among other things, I have been diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.Read more on themighty.com