One of the hardest things to do with vertigo, at least for me, has been exercising. I used to love to exercise. I did aerobics in the era of leg warmers, body suits and a lot of high impact moves. Lifting weights was my passion. I thrived on feeling strong and powerful. And I kept exercising through the years, taking on new fades and trends with abandon. But once my vertigo became chronic, that all came to a screeching halt. I couldn’t get down on the floor and back up again, squats made my head spin and yoga was a total no go. And so I stopped – I just stopped. You can read my post from 3 years ago and see that I was doing better. But as it often goes with exercise, without a continued effort on my part, I did less and less. And the less I did the more my body gave up. I have had arthritis for years, but now I feel it. I am older, heavier and slower. For a while now vertigo( and work, family etc) has been to blame. At least that was what I keep telling(lying) to myself. So another reason why I am back to blogging is to shine the light in those dark corners filled with neglect and spider webs and start bringing the old me back into the light. It won’t be easy and it WILL be different from the old days. And it all starts with a walk. We are lucky to have park space near where I live and a dog who loves walks. So it begins again. After our 4th nor’easter, the skies were clear today, the sun was shiny and warm and I walked. It’s a step in the right direction. Wild!