Need Accountability-Reminding-Prompting Buddy. Buddies. I'll explain.

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6 Posts
May 10, 2016 11:25am
via iOS
Given I'm going to do what exerciser I can with this while dealing with both three chronic illness and painful treatment for said illnesses, I need a buddy (preferably a few) who:

- appreciates shifting of planned exercises on planned days
- encourages commitment, as needed, of the above
- suggests I try something (specific, from a collection set up listed as alternate choices or something) less intense than planned on days when the pain is too much, and
- understands when the pain really is too much. (Which is mostly, though not only, in the summer: treatments are increased in intensity so I can attend university the rest of the year.) And suggest I do something from a list given on days like that--make jewelry, write, read, blog, mediate, other things--rather than lay in bed and be miserable.
- And finally, on those days, if I'm going to just be miserable, make me get the hell out of bed. I can at least be miserable on the couch.

So it probably involves at least some messaging. And definitely getting to know me a bit more, if if only for details on what's up, and be a bit more involved, than in other cases--but I'm not asking anyone for every day of their lives, or for hours on any given day. Or to be my biographer.

Though this bit does help too, because the loneliness really gets to me over the summer.

I'm not asking you to be my therapist! You don't even have to be a real buddy. ;) The bit of conversation about things on exercise days--three a week to start--would be heavenly. Trust me.

Any takers? Please? I'm determined to do this despite the circumstances, but I crave help as possible.
10 May
I can talk your ear off all day on exercise. Or what ever else you want to talk about. I like having friends to talk to as well. I understand pain. Not yours but mine. I have back,hip,knee and ankle problems. I have arthritis and I am 26. I have had it for about 8 years now. If you are interested let me know.
13 May
Sorry you suffer chronic illness as well. I'm happy to chat and be a buddy! My days are up and down as well. At the moment, I'm laid up on the couch. I'm going to try to at least stretch at some point. I hope you are having a good day and your pain is eased today.
20 May
I'll gladly be your buddy! We all need a little motivation sometimes!
31 May
I love to be your enemy
6 Posts
May 20, 2016 11:58am
via Android

*waves madly* Me too, me too.
Happy to be a motivational buddy for people (great at motivating others, not so much myself) and someone PLEASE yell at me if I miss a session - I keep putting starting off!

4 Posts
May 23, 2016 5:04am
via Android

I'll gladly provide encouragement. I deal with health issues myself and get how some times things don't go as planned. I will gladly chat/listen and recommend work outs that may be helpful. 

6 Posts
May 30, 2016 2:32pm
via iOS
I'll be starting to exercise next week; I had to visit a specialist. I'll put up relevant info, etc, if you'll still help me?
6 Posts
May 30, 2016 2:37pm
via iOS
Thank you to everyone whose been kind enough to offer to help! I really do need all the support possible, and I'm starting next week. So if there's anyone else willing, let me know?
30 May
I'd be happy to be your accountability