Kettlebells to the rescue!

I have worked out 3 times since Saturday! Granted, none of them have been Muay Thai, but it’s a start! I have been able to do 3 good kettlebell workouts from the new Lift Weights Faster workout library from Jen Sinkler (another awesome fitness blogger/trainer I follow). She has created an amazing library of over 100 workouts that can be …

Mind over matter? maybe not yet…

Didn’t make it to Muay Thai Monday, or Thursday, exhaustion got the better of me. It has been officially one month and one day since I have done any physical activity. Unless you count the feeble attempts I need to move my body in the name of fitness several weeks ago when I did 20 mountain climbers, single leg squats, …

Getting back to ‘normal’

Today I start back at my Muay Thai classes (hopefully) if my body and migraines cooperate. It’s been a month since I’ve done ANY physical activity, that’s been hard. I’m used to doing Muay Thai 2 days a week and lifting 2 days a week. But when a relapse hits, and solu medrol is the answer, I can’t even imagine …

Migraines, a real pain in the…. head.

Day 3 of a migraine. I’ve been getting migraines forr-eevvv-errrrrrr (10 pts for the movie reference). So I’m not sure if it has anything to do with MS per se, but I’m sure MS doesn’t help them go away. I’ve been on Topamax to help control them, but sometimes one finds its way in, and when it does, it’s there …

Oh yeah, I’m a runner too

My running career was born when I failed as a triathlete. Well, that’s not fair. I didn’t ‘fail’, I just never got there in the first place. I had been training all summer, and when the time came or when I got around to registering, it was full. My mom being the worry wort that she is now about me, …

How I became a health nut

I’ve always been an active person, enjoying sports, running and working out. But I started to get restless in my routines and began to research new things and stumbled upon a wonderful, informational database for all things health and fitness in September of 2012, www.girlsgonestrong.com. It originally started with 7 women, but is now down to 3. I read everything …

Copaxone. Lumps, bumps and bruises, oh my!

Copaxone, oh copaxone, how great you sounded, but for the daily injection part. I liked the ‘no flu like side effects’ as compared to the interferon’s, why I chose it overall. I took my injections daily for several years without problems,( if you don’t count horrible bumps and lumps problems). Then I discovered a very odd side effect, my groin lymph nodes …

Welcome to my blog!

Well here I am. This has been in my brain for quite some time now, and now it is out in the world! My name is Alissa, and I have Multiple Sclerosis. This blog is about my life, the good, the bad and the ugly through the lens of MS. Some brief history before we get started, I was diagnosed …