Answering the Questions Friends Ask Most Often About My Friedreich’s Ataxia – Friedreich’s Ataxia News

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve had some good conversations with FAers and others about life. I was asked similar questions in each conversation, so I figured those topics must cross other people’s minds. Perhaps my answers can give you insight into my personality and who I am becoming.

“Do you ever get tired of being positive?”

The quick answer is yes, but the honest answer is that I don’t even notice or try anymore. My whole mindset and personality changed once I acknowledged how fortunate I am to have my life. It’s also helpful to continually learn different ways to accept my illness for what it is.

Admittedly, on my low days, it’s hard to see the bright side, but I always manage to bounce back. The daily physical reminders that my body is giving up on me make me want to give up, but I constantly remind myself of all the good happening in my life. Some days, I have to push harder for that outlook, but the process is becoming easier.

“How do you work out so much with fatigue?”

If not for pre-workout, I probably would not be able to push as hard as I do. Honestly, I hate needing to depend on something to make it to the gym or physical therapy, but it’s necessary since physical activity is important to stalling progression. I have learned to make working out a priority and simply focus on that.

My advice is to find an energy boost that doesn’t include a bunch of chemicals and has healthy doses of caffeine. Sugary energy drinks and some pre-workout powders are filled with junk your body doesn’t need. If you have any other questions on supplements or vitamins I take, add a comment below or send me an email!

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