View Larger Image Pacing (and Baking) A brief note on pacing Sometimes pacing means trading a walk to manage baking a cake. I wanted to post this as too many of us managing chronic illness are made to feel guilty when we can’t exercise. There are many times I don’t go for a walk because I either want to do something extra special or I have done something extra special. Stirring, lifting, weighing ingredients, pouring, handling the mixer, and grating beetroot (in this cake’s case), form part of my day’s limits. I recognise these essential factors and live by them. Point of this brief post: I’m succeeding I’m not poking the beast I’m getting better I’m self-managing This is my way and my health story And the cake was doubly delicious because it was a great recipe, and I MANAGED TO MAKE IT! Share this:TwitterFacebookPrintEmailLinkedInPinterestWhatsAppLike this:Like Loading... By Soula Mantalvanos|2023-02-25T11:08:15+11:00September 27th, 2022|Categories: Blog, Living|Tags: living, pain management, self management, soula, tip, tips| Share my story to help others living with chronic pain & to support my advocacy FacebookXRedditLinkedInTumblrPinterestVkEmail Related Posts Gallery Are you there yet? Gallery Consultations with Anne-Florence Plante Now Available Gallery Is Symptom Tracking Your Road Map to Better Days? Gallery It’s National Pain Week And I’m Celebrating by Writing the End of this Story Gallery Let’s Be Brave Together Gallery More and More Fab Women Founders, More and MoreGoodDays Gallery ‘Reading’ books, books and more books Gallery Chronic Pain Australia National Pain Survey One Comment Soula’s Coconutty Granola | pudendalnerve.com.au February 25, 2023 at 10:46 am - Reply […] which lasts me a couple of weeks (including weekends). I choose a day when pain levels are low and replace a longer exercise routine with this lunch prep (mixing is […] Go for it (just keep it respectful please!)Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.