I got to walk SAFELY without a cane today for 10 minutes on the Alter-G treadmill made with space age technology from NASA.
I can’t remember the last time i walked 10 minutes straight without wobbling or falling. Maybe 2010 shortly after my MS diagnosis in 2008? MS makes exercise / elevating the heart rate a difficult task for many of the 2.5 million people fighting the chronic illness having symptoms that are as unique as a snowflake or fingerprint.
What is the Alter-G you say? First a little history.
When Neil Armstrong landed on the moon in July of 1969 (my birthday and for whom I was given my middle name), he and Buzz Aldrin got to experience the Moon’s extremely low gravity of ~16% as compared to Earth. The Alter-G treadmill allows the user to reduce gravity’s impact by selecting weight between 20% (only ~4% more than the Moon) and 100% of your body weight in 1% increments. This is a true game changer for many people and reasons. For those of us with MS it is very important to KEEP MOVING!
I urge you to investigate and try this amazing piece of equipment to:
Rehabilitate lower extremity injuries with less pain and less impact
Improve mobility, strength and safety for those with neurological conditions
Provide a safe way to lose weight and exercise more intensively while unweighted
Train without pain and reduce the stress to joints and muscles
Recover effectively and with less pain after training or competition
The best combo of all the ingredients so far has been the nugget (2″ cut) of ginger root and gala apple juiced together in a shot. It really gets ya going 1st thing in the morning.
Weeks 1 and 2 have been followed to a the letter. It has not always been “easy” especially the 1st 2 days. After that hurdle, the juice / blend concoctions have always made me full. Some even give you gas (red beets).
Day 2…I made it past Day 1. I think I urinated about 30 Times! No lie. But I do have a spastic bladder from the MS and I did forget to take my pills until almost noon? MS Fog maybe, but I was so busy today with work while trying to fit in Juicing and getting everything cleaned up . What a mess I made. It certainly is a lot of work for someone with limited mobility and only use of 1 good hand. My product looks NOTHING like theirs but its in the same hue.
The Juices (2 different ones 2 times in the day) along with the Ginger Shot were tolerably tasty. I’d be lying if I said I was not craving something sweet or crunchy. I will say I was full for the most part and hunger was not a factor. The going to the bathroom all the time most certainly is! Cleaning the machine and the containers….tedious. It will be worth it Im sure.
My wife and I worked together to get everything ready tonight for tomorrow (Day 2) by preparing the portions and putting most ingredients all in 1 bag for each Juice session. It can only get easier and after all…it is mind over matter.
So a couple of weeks ago I bought a NutriBullet 900 and have been reading Juicing blogs including one that led me to http://www.superjuiceme.com/. The 96 minutes is WELL worth a full watch especially for anyone like me with a chronic illness or disease that might be taking drugs and is concerned about your overall health. No better time than the present, Eh?
Before purchasing the NB900, I succumbed to a late night infomercial of the previous model and several YouTube video reviews of this new monster that did not even appear to be available on the company’s webpage. Guess the 2 for 1 sale of the old model was a good indication of the arrival of the new model I was about to purchase.
No need for me to review how awesome the NB900 is – just look up the reviews on YouTube yourself. I have used several times in the past 2 weeks and really like it. Now I need to apply to the SuperJuiceMe principals.
The real crux of this post is to inform you of the Juicing Experiment and that I plan on taking part in it and documenting as I go. Wouldn’t that be something if I could reduce my medicine intake, stop being a borderline Type 2 Diabetic, Stop using a CPAP, lose weight, have an adverse affect on my Multiple Sclerosis and improve my health by following a Juicy and healthier lifestyle? Check out the SuperJuiceMe Experiment and see what you think.