It feels good to hurt like this again

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I’m working in getting my fitness goals back on track. The holidays were rough and so were the first couple of weeks of withdrawaling from Paxil. As I’m feeling better, I’m trying to make a consistent effort to get things back on track.

There are a few key areas I need to focus on:

  • Improved sleep (both duration and quality)
  • Increasing my activity level
  • Further fine tuning a more healthy diet
  • Strength training

As far as sleep is concerned, there’s only so much I can do at this point in time. Most Autism parents struggle with sleep as well and there isn’t always anything that can be done. Having said that, I want to make the best out of the hours I do get and make them as beneficial as possible.

I’m focusing on strength training right now because it’s difficult to walk during the winter around here.



I’ve employed the TRX to help in my strength training and it’s definitely not easy. One of the problems I have is that after my major back injury, I lost a great deal of flexibility in my legs and lower back. My focus right now is on improving my flexibility and regaining the movements I’ve lost.

The rest sorta speak for themselves.

Everything is a journey and one that I’ve experienced some setbacks. At the same time I’m determined to get things back in track, even a little bit at a time.



My ultimate goal is to lose weight and do so in a way that is healthy but also sustainable. There’s some trial and error that goes into this but I’m feeling good about things and that helps.

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At the moment, about ninety percent of my body hurts from working out over the last two days. It feels so good to hurt for this reason once again…

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