I am still without computer and we are still without a TV (posting this from our notebook).
Moving to another country is hard in itself. The language, the change and all the paperwork that comes with it is not easy. Taking care I have enough medicine until I am properly in the Norwegian system had to be made sure as well as other things. Once again I wouldn’t know what I would have done without Henning.
I felt a bit down after the move, not so much because I do not like it here (I do!) but because I wasn’t able to work out in almost over a month now. It also seems more complicated to make it work and I won’t have the same nice space in front of the TV like I used to. All this made me a bit cranky. It’s not because I think I have to for looks but it’s that fear that with my illness if I do not take every opportunity that I might not get back to how strong I was before. It’s what pushes me and what makes me want to keep being healthy and strong as much as i can. I hate to feel weak because I felt weak before and I fear, once I grow too weak, I won’t make it out again.
I already noticed the loss from the break and it always makes getting back even harder. The nice muscle definitions I had am month ago are almost gone and not only because I haven’t really been able to eat properly. At least all the moving, carrying, unpacking and what else comes with a cross continental move has kept me on my toes a bit. I also got some short runs in when the weather permitted.
Thanks to a friend we finally found some proper workout gear for me. Our new little mail box we got as a present will be put to the test this week. Norway is, however, a typical outdoor sport country. You will find tons and tons of running, hiking and specially cycling gear but at-home strength training is not really very common it seems.
I am also excited to check out a local little gym here in Holmestrand tomorrow. Henning might join up with me which seems like a nice addition to my normal beachbody routines and running. It’s going to be fun to do something together 😀
Oh and I will most likely have my own blog for Unite MS where I will be writing about my experience with MS. Probably slightly more focused on the illness then my blog but most likely very similar.
Additionally, I started to write on a book about my life and experience with MS called “Syringes and Cross trainers”. It’s going to be a slightly funny but honest look at my life with MS. Very much in the spirit of how I write on my blog. When I was diagnosed I was searching and shopping around for books but the ones I got were all way too technical for my taste and I want something lighthearted, personal that people who get newly diagnosed can pick up and read to get to know the future a bit without scaring them and without overwhelming medical facts and terms. A little personal project which might or might not get through..we will see 🙂
I gotta get of the couch, Henning is painting the wall in front of me and I feel like slacking!
Here is me hoping my ordered workout gear is coming soon.