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Cerebral Palsy Today

I have waited on writing this post simply because it is super personal. One thing I pride myself on as a writer, blogger, and even as a person is being open, honest, and real. With that in mind I felt I had to write this.

First a little back story

I was born with a condition called cerebral palsy. I am able to function normally. I can walk, run, I was a cheerleader in high school. I work a full time job. I live a pretty normal life. Honestly, if you looked at me you would probably wouldn’t even realize it. I am pretty lucky.

And that is why dealing with this has been so hard.

I don’t want to be ungrateful. or feel sorry for myself. I have a great life. a husband who loves me. I career I love. I have all I could ever want. But, lately I have been plagued by the thoughts that my cerebral palsy is giving me more trouble. I feel like my legs are not as strong as they used to be. That I am slowly becoming unable to do the things I could do even at 17. I know as you get older things change you aren’t as capable. I am 24. I shouldn’t be unable to stand for 8 hours, and essentially bed ridden for 24 hours afterwards. But that’s what is happening.

As I said I don’t want to seem ungrateful. I was struggling up until now in silence with really what I live with everyday. I feel like I am angry at the condition getting worse.

This is my life right now. I am trying my hardest to get it under control. I have always felt pretty good about myself. Just not the past few weeks.

I am writing simply to vent,and simply to put it out there that everyone has a battle they fight. Some of them you can see with your own eyes, and some you can’t. That does not mean you have to do it alone. You do not have to suffer in silence.

Now I have told you. I am going to talk to my husband when I get off tonight. Thanks for listening.

The First Morning

The way the grass was this morning.

there was a slight change of plans. I went home when I got off work last night and was telling my husband about my knew plan for self improvement, and he had to be a buzz kill. He pointed out that I was lucky enough to be off tomorrow. If I got up at 5 I would just be in everyone’s way :(.

I got up at 8. I had cake for breakfast. I did skip the glass of water since I won’t drink out of the tap because it is city water, The bed got made and I started a load of laundry. So I got off to a good start.

As far as how I feel; I can say I don’t feel sluggish or tired. I actually feel like doing stuff.I am not tired and I think I might actually finish my to-do list

Sadly I can’t say the same for Molly Pollock. She seems to be having major doggy anxiety over the multiple storms we keep having here on the Savannah Coast.

Becoming a Morning Person

We write this to make our joy complete

1 John 1:4

Hit like if you have at least 3 alarms. Now hit like and share if you have at least 3 alarms and you snooze all of them. My name is Brittney and I am that person. Now hit like if on a normal day you sleep till noon. Some days that is also me.

Here is the problem. On my 12 noon days I feel sluggish all day. I skip 2.5 meals, and workouts. My to do list doubles because I push whatever I did not do to the next day. On top of all that being an” Afternoon person “ does not fit my wife lifestyle I live now. I have decided to make a change.

I have been doing some research, on how to evolve myself into the morning person I so desperately want to be. Some of the things I have found are pretty common throughout all of the pages and posts.

#newbooks

  • Go to bed earlier. This seems pretty standard. It makes sense and will probably be my first move.
  • Open the blinds and make my bed. My husband will not do this, so I guess I am on my own for this one.
  • Do at least 15 minutes of yoga in the mornings. I am downward dog for this one.
  • Drink water before doing anything else.

With the common factors in mind that is probably what I am going to try first. I have downloaded a free yoga app on my phone. I have set an alarm for 5:00 in the morning Now I guess wish me luck. . I will post tomorrow evening and fill you in whether I was successful. Also, if you have any tips of your own I am all ears.