J. H. Johnson
Sometimes even three steps can be a mountainous feat for those with Lupus. But, I have confidence that constant exercise and physical therapy can provide support. I have some friends that are a little hesitant about joining a gym because they feel it is not only a committal, but too demanding. I can agree that it’s a little intimidating to walk into a gym with everyone moving so fast with their stretches, kicks, and weightlifting. They make all this seemingly, natural movement, look so easy that anybody can do it. This is not the case for many people. For instance, those who have lupus can’t just change out of it and leave it in the gym locker to go exercise. Not to mention that it makes you feel the ‘I can’t do that’ feeling before you even make it into the locker room! And in my case, many gym enthusiasts look so dang on thin and cute that I swear, if only for a moment, I forget about my lupus problems to only transfer the pain into envy. Not to be discouraged, I still go to the gym to use the dry sauna and hot tub.