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 I really hope this doesn’t turn into a very long post because it has the potential to go there. Forgive me if it does…

As you know, I suffer from migraines. 8 or 9 a month – and honestly that’s just too much for me to handle. They debilitate me when they hit. And the only way for a migraine to go away is for me to take medicine and go to sleep. I can’t just take a pill and continue on with my day. I have to take a pill and go to sleep. SOOOOOO, if I get a migraine in the middle of the day and I can’t take a nap because I am in the city or I am with my kids and Bill isn’t home, I basically have to deal with it until that evening. It’s torture.

I am also on daily medication. Two different kinds. Topamax and Amitriptyline. The concoction is supposed to help but if I’m being honest it really doesn’t do much. I don’t want to increase the doses because in a perfect world I wouldn’t be on these pills to begin with.

I had a meeting with my neurologist last week to talk about ALL THESE MEDS and he said I have to start exercising. I just HAVE TO. There’s no way around it. Walking, running, any form of exercise — it will change the way my brain is wired. He said it in a very fancy way and I’m not even going to try to repeat him. But the main takeaway was that I have to start moving.

I met some friends for dinner and my girlfriend told me that she started with a personal trainer and she loves the experience. It actually gets her moving.

Then I went away to a spa (more on that in a bit) with a handful of friends and they were all talking about how exercise clears their minds and how they need it for more than weight loss.

And then… yesterday I had lunch with two more friends and the conversation came back around to fitness. Both women said – once again – that they were working with trainers and that it benefits their body and their mind. I don’t know how many times I need to hear the same message from the universe. I never heard so many people mention trainers in such a short timeframe than this last week. It’s almost like I’m on a reality show!

I just got an email from Liza (one of the above friends) and she said that she told her trainer about me and her trainer will give me one session for free to test it out. I could just about cry. I have to admit that I’m SCARED. I’m SCARED to do this because I am not strong. I’m not strong mentally. I’m not strong physically. I’m just not sure if I’m ready for all of it. But I know that I need to be…

This week might have changed my life.

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