As a Multiple Sclerosis patient, it has become necessary for me to reinvent myself. I have ... and continue to ... refuse to lie down and die, or in this case, follow the normally prescribed drugs and treatments that do nothing to defeat my disease. I am not only surviving by pursuing alternatives, I am thriving. I do the things specialists told me I would never be able to do. I walk and hope to one day even run regularly. I retain my cognitive and creative abilities for the pleasure of my readers. Although you may never see me on my daily walk, you are welcome to read my novel(s) and in doing so, come to ask yourself, "How can the 'out of the box' protocol she has followed, help my loved one with an autoimmune disease like Multiple Sclerosis?"

Adding sit-ups to Push-ups


Oh I'm gonna hate these! These are my instructions. Note: Moving my head like this may make me dizzy.

Start by lying on your back with your knees bent and feet placed flat on the floor. Wedge your toes underneath a couch or bed frame to keep your feet planted. With your hands behind your head (don't pull yourself up by the neck), begin your sit-up. Instead of going all the way up to your knees, stop halfway and pause before returning to the ground. Doing so alleviates tension in the lower back, while isolating the middle and upper abdominals.
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