My name is MJ, and I am a spoonie.

Along with half the Australian population, I suffer from chronic invisible illness. We battle pain and fatigue daily, wander around in a state of ‘mind fog’ and deal with the most cheeky side illnesses. Arthritis of the eyeballs anyone?

Inspired by current research, fellow spoonies and some questionable fitspo Instagram posts I have decided that its time to push past the pain and fatigue and start treating this somewhat crooked body right.

Kicking Hoops is mostly an exercise in accountability, but to make it more interesting and slightly less indulgent I will also be sharing stories that inspire me, spoonie news and the odd obscure pop culture reference.