The truth about fibromyalgia

  The truth is fibromylgia suck, BIG TIME!  It didn’t suck so much before I got chikungunya.  I had bad days but I could manage. My long run was 7-8 miles and I could manage 3 or 4 runs per week.  Ever since I got chikungunya my health has continued to deteriorate.  I just can’t keep up with my demanding […]

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The truth about fibromyalgia

This post has been sitting in drafts for over a year now – December 9th 2016.  Why so long? Because I’ve been steadily feeling awful for over a year.  When I go back and read it I feel pretty naïve. I’ve been doing great!!  Very little pain for the past 3 months.  I started to feel very good about my […]

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Pose of the Week: Breakthroughs

What you see in the video above is nothing short of a miracle.  I have been working really hard on this pose (and inversions in general) and felt like I wasn’t making progress.  I can teach these poses and my students do them so well but actually doing it is another story completely.  To be fair I have fibromyalgia, endometriosis and […]

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Invisible Illness Awareness Week: 30 things

My name is Monetta. I have IBS, allergies, endometriosis and fibromyalgia. I am in pain and tired most of the time, there’s a lot of foods that I can no longer eat without getting sick and for some reason I burp a lot. I try not to dwell on these limitations. On this blog I try to only try to […]

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An Open Letter To Dr. Drew Pinsky

The yoga sutras say that (loosely translated) disease prevents us from achieving our goals and general happiness. They also suggest that we should be compassionate to those less fortunate than us. This is the reason why I like to share yoga poses, my experiences living with fibromyalgia and chronic pain as well as recipes on this blog. When I came […]

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Running Photographer: The run that turned into a walk

Last week I experienced a fibro flare up mid run.  It inspired the cartoon above.  Which reminded me of climbing Mount Major in NH with my best friends.  Both times I was in serious pain but I slowed down and made it. How do you motivate yourself to keep running.  

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Sunday Running Report: Fibromyalgia and Setbacks

This was really hard for me because I was definitely feeling the effects of fibromyalgia.  I was stiff, my joints hurt and I was super tired.  I managed to get one okay run in.  Running is definitely helping because I don’t feel pain in my hips when climbing stairs.  My goal for last week was get up an move. Sunday: […]

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