• Anxiety,  Interests,  Personal,  Spoonies

    My 2018 plans and beyond….WHAT IS NEXT?

    A new year and 2018 is here. It is safe to say in terms of blogging in 2017 I sucked, I dont think I anticipated just how much University would use up all my time, I think a lot of it was the commute every day and the long days meant I was out of the house a lot for 12 hours, having time to eat and go back to bed to get up and do it all again. I do not regret going back to Uni in the slightest tho, my masters has been the best educational year to date. I have really enjoyed the topics we were assessed…

  • Interests,  Personal,  Spoonies

    March goals

    I can’t believe how quick this month has gone, I really feel like I have blinked and missed February. It is now time to set some goals for March. First I am going to recap February goals and how well (or not so well) I have done with them. 1: 10 visits to the gym Well, I went 7 times. Which is close to the 10 but not close enough. I did have one week where I wasn’t able to go because work was too busy etc and 7 times is one more than January so I am quite happy with my achievement. I think I would like to increase…

  • Anxiety,  Confidence,  Interests,  Personal

    February goals

    Now the longest month in history (January) is out of the way it is time to focus on moving forward. March will bring my 12-week review at the gym and my 3-month review at the hospital. So I would really like to make February a success so I can go to both of those appointments feeling much better about my health, and myself! I have set myself some goals for the month in order to make this the best February! 1: 10 visits to the gym I set the goal to go to the gym twice a week and I know on average this works out to be 2.5 times…

  • Interests,  Personal,  Weight loss

    Six week gym review

    Today I had my six-week gym review appointment. The purpose of the appointment was to see how I am getting on and whether or not there are any changes I would like them to make to my programme. I have really enjoyed the first few weeks being back at the gym, it has challenged me but also I am starting to see slight changes in both my strength and the way my body looks. This is helping me to feel more motivated about going. In six weeks I have managed to increase the weights I am lifting, by between 5-20kg depending on the exercise. I have dropped 1 minute and…

  • Exercise,  Interests,  Personal,  Weight loss

    Getting back to the gym

    Re-joining the gym was something I wanted to build up to after my fibro diagnosis and finally last month I managed it. I was referred through the g.p which means the trainers at the gym already knew I had health issues before I arrived, that means I could discuss a programme that would both push me but also not over-do it and make my pain worse. When I was at university I loved going to the gym, I had pain but I managed it well with exercise, stretches and I actually think living away from home helped on the stressed levels because I had much more peace and quiet. One…

  • Fibromyalgia,  Interests,  Personal,  Spoonies

    Birthday shopping trip

    Yesterday (Saturday 31st) I went shopping with my best friend. I had planned it for months and was really excited about it. We chose to go to Southampton, we went there last year too and I loved it so I saved lots of money and wanted to go back and be able to spend whatever I wanted. It was so worth it. My friend picked me up at 8am, it was the first time we had gone by car anywhere! Usually we went on the train because neither of us had a car (I still don’t!) it was really nice to be able to relax the whole way. I hate…

  • Fibromyalgia,  Interests

    The spoonie behind the blog

    Hello, I’m Rebecca, I am 24 and I am the person behind onceuponafibrotime. I have Fibromyalgia, Joint hypermobility syndrome and anxiety – despite this life is ok but I am not where I want to be. I am a building surveying graduate who is desperate to feel well enough to get on with life and find myself a job within the construction industry. I currently work part time in the same job I have had since I was 16 and I still enjoy it but I need to make use of my degree. At the moment the worst Fibro symptoms I am experiencing include memory problems and lack of concentration……