Help Me Get Out of Bed!

So, one of the most aggravating parts of fibromyalgia is how hard it is to get out of bed in the morning. My body is absolutely WRACKED with pain and I’m usually exhausted. I having a really hard time now because I am in school for massage therapy so I have to be up at 7. Class is from 8:30 to 2:40 and then I have to take care of the family, teach Zumba and Salsa and my day usually ends around 10 or 11 PM. I will be doing this until I graduate the program in December. Needless to say, I am struggling a bit right now. BTW, please keep me in your prayers including a GINORMOUS hedge of protection.

But anyway, thank God I have discovered a routine that helps me to get moving. I have committed myself to doing this every morning and I hope that you guys join me!

5 Morning Stretches You Can Do In Bed – Fitness By Patty

God Bless and Take Care
Love, Tonya
P.S. Comment below, please. Love it? Hate it? Indifferent? I’d love to know what you think!

About Love, Tonya

Tonya is a certified Red Belt in the Black Belt Salsa® dance system created by Edie the Salsa Freak. She is also a licensed Zumba®, Zumba Kids®, and Zumba® Sentao instructor as well as certified to teach Bokwa®, Devoted Fitness® and PiYo® Live. Tonya is now in the process of adding Licensed Massage Therapist to her list of certifications and is set to graduate February 2015. Tonya served in the US Air Force for 22 years where she performed aircraft maintenance on Avionics systems. She was also an Avionics Field Training Detachment Instructor, a Unit Training Manager, a Physical Training Leader and a Unit Fitness Program Manager. Just prior to retiring from the Air Force, Tonya opened Love 2 Dance Fitness Studio and Baile con Sazon Dance Studio in Fayetteville, NC. Tonya has danced Salsa, Bachata and Cha Cha Cha for over 13 years and has trained and performed with some of the world's greatest Salsa dancers like Edie the Salsa Freak, Griselle Ponce, Nery Garcia and Giana Montoya, and Ana and Joel Masacote. Tonya loves to dance, exercise, move, have fun -and think of new, exciting ways to inspire people to be active regardless of whatever challenges they may face. Her style is high energy, light-hearted and fun and one of her main goals in life is to not let her battle with Fibromyalgia stop her from doing the things she loves most. Tonya is married to Jo Outlaw and she has four children; Rico, Gabby, Jolanda and Joelle.

Posted on May 31, 2014, in chronic illness, chronic pain, Fibromyalgia, God, happiness, stress relief, yoga. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I do stretches as part of my physical therapy. It made me sore at first but I'm really starting to feel results from it, amazing how pain and neuropathy can be stopped or reduced with simple stretches. Thanks for sharing!



  2. Spike, I'm glad you are feeling results. Wed don't even realize how important it is for our bodies to be in motion. Stretching is a great, low impact way to do that.


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