Accelerando – Play It Better When Healthy!


Accelerando – Gradually getting faster as time passes by. It is a term used in music to express a dynamic marking. When executed correctly, the music soars and the heart sings! You may feel like shouting or you may get goosebumps. Or you just say, “Aaaah” when the last sounds fade into posterity… Yes, it makes music better.

A few years ago I went to the doctor to be checked out for shortness of breath. I would get short breath with increased heart palpitations just from waking up the stairs. It was bad.

My doctor told me that I had Adult Onset Asthma, and prescribed an inhaler and other medications to help me cope with the symptoms of my asthma. I was determined to not be dependent on medications for the rest of my life. Additionally my family tree has other health risk factors including Cancer and Diabetes. So after much prayer and deliberation I decided to accelerate my wellness.  God is Good.

So in December 2012 I began a journey of commitment to accelerating my wellness by doing push-ups, sit-ups, and squats, with each day adding adding 1 more repetition than the day before. My thought process was simple… If I could do 1 push-up, sit-up, and squat, then I could do 2, and the next day 3 and accelerate it down the line. So by the end of December 2012 I did 31. Today’s total is 315 push-ups, and sit-ups.

One thing that helped me succeed and excel in this process, is that I joined a support group called 28 Days To a New Me which is a journey of commitment… Another thing that helped me was my Faith in God! In that God provided the strength to carry on.


So today I’m able to run these stairs and without wheezing, because I’ve accelerated my health in the right direction. I’ve also been through the Beachbody Insanity program 2x and now I’m on my 3rd time through. And I’m able to smile today. I can play longer. I can jump up and down and not feel like I’m about to pass out when I’m directing the choir. My mind is clearer and I can think much better.  I’m glad that I’ve accelerated my health as it it increases my opportunities to Play It By Ear!

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