Alright, I admit I made up the syndrome above. I’ve missed posting to you guys. I let LIFE takeover and I have had no time for anything extra.
It is all a result of feeling well. I’ve noticed that every time I go through a period of dormancy with Crohn’s and Colitis, my brain goes into overdrive and I say yes to the world! Hence, my term overachiever syndrome 🙂
As if my life isn’t busy enough with three amazing, but highly active kids, a super active husband, community projects I can’t say no to, and trying to do whatever it takes to keep my disease at bay. I decide I need more. What is that about?!!
I have been teaching Spinning classes for years now as a hobby. I enjoy it. I stay fit and I get to torture people for an hour. It’s awesome! Then earlier this year I thought, “INSANITY, I can do that! I speak fluent insanity. So, I got certified to teach that, as well as PiYo, the pilates and yoga fusion class. Overachiever.
The trick is not overDOING!! While all this exercise allows me to let off steam and is good FOR me, we C & C patients have to be careful with taking on too much exertion. Damned if you do, damned if you don’t, right? Yet, before I can finish one thing I’m onto something else. I notice this behavior isn’t just me.
The truth is, many of us are living day to day hoping our disease will lighten up, making basic functions possible and goal setting a reality. When we catch a break….it’s on!! I try to do as much as I can, while I can! There is purpose in my craziness. As always, I wish all of you health and happiness. Get out there and try something new. I want to hear all about it!