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!