Working out, despite my chronic migraines and daily persistent headaches, has been a goal of mine for years. I always start out with passion and vigor but in the end my pain always wins out. I recently started a new program however, one I intend to maintain.
While youtube surfing one day, I came across Cassey Ho’s blogilates channel. After watching a few videos featuring her style of Pilates, I decided her floor work exercises were doable for someone like me, so I began with her beginners videos. For the last three weeks, I’ve managed to be consistent. I work out every day except, Wednesdays and Sundays, as long as my pain level is tolerable.
When you watch the video below, you’ll probably think, “Piece of cake!”, as I did; but was I wrong. The workout is simple and easy on your joints and in my case head, but your muscles REALLY get a good work out and a good stretch. The program is so intense that my husband’s decided to join me.
For those of you that read my article: Chronic illness/ Pain & Exercise we did stop our nightly salsa dancing, but started again last week. We do a half hour workout with Cassey and then a fifteen minute dance for some cardio.
If you have a workout program despite your chronic pain please share what you do. If not, talk to your doctor about starting one. I did and she encouraged me to go for it. In fact, she said it will help to reduce my chronic pain (we’ll see), and improve my mood – that has happened. Below is the first video I started with. Hope you like :)!