Constancy and Bicycles
I'm, er, back. I am identifying what is salient to me and focusing on that, and I will be continuing to evaluate my constancy. This refers to constancy of the heart, and the person I need to experience this constancy which I strive for is myself, although I hope many people who know me will be affected in a good way, too. My Parkinson's and many other difficulties in my life are made worse by inconstancy.
For example, exercise and stretching to counteract PD dose not work unless I do it regularly. That regularity once I achieve it will, I believe, both make me fitter - some. I'm not your cycle round the world type. But irregular bursts of exercise do very little for me and do not have lasting effect.
The things to tease out first off are the things which I can blame on the PD.
I better not ride my bike because I got out of bed feeling shaky.
This could be true, for safety from cars, at least.
But it could be false, the PD fatigue, which is permanent, inviting me to act in to it, and make the bike ride seem harder. Then the next bike ride will be harder still, because PD is good at taking away your hard-erned fitness gains.
So how do I test it? I plan a safe route - mostly on cycle tracks -
And go biking and see what happens. If I use these sorts of test they invite me to act in to fitness.
There is some obvious stuff in this example. Positive thinking constructs a positive reality. However, there is a tone of respect for myself and for PD here.
The tithe to the disease must be paid carefully, and the constructive atitude must be overseen with an eye to am I doing this in a constant way? And if I seem to be belting down a road becoming exhausted, that is not going to teach me to eb constant.