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exercising...what are doing to take care of us?
January 6, 2002
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Hi everyone I think it is good to talk about what we do or what we did to exercise, I feel that it is a motivator or maybe just to help incourage someone else to get out and exercise. I have always sayed anything is better than sitting on the couch.

I did my first bike ride yesterday for the year. I did six miles in the sand on flat ground and today 5.3 in the mountains. My ass hurts but no pain no gain. The best thing about it was my new clit hood piercing did not get into the way. I was hoping I wasn't going to have to remove it. So lets all get out there and start going!!!!!

January 7, 2002
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I went to work yesterday for the first time in a month an waitressed for 6 hours. That is my exercise.

January 7, 2002
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Oh yeah, and I walked my bike out the front door and chained it to the stairs. Does that count? LOL

January 7, 2002
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you go girl!!! Thats better than sitting on the couch (lol)

January 7, 2002
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Ouch! And to think that I have to get a friend to change my belly-button peircing for me because I'm too wimpy to do it myself! You've got more guts than me girlfriend!
Exercise? After three weeks of feeling sorry for myself I finally starting running again this weekend. No great records being set, just running at a comfortable pace for a half hour or so. I'm also starting yoga classes again tonight. I've got a $900 racing bike that I have been using as a place to hang clothes for the past four months! For some reason I'm scared to death of the thing. It could be the fact that I wiped out on it a couple of weeks after I'd had it, plus the fact that drivers seem to have no respect for cyclers on the road. ~~~shudder~~~
I think exercising is a great way to take care of your body, your spirit and your mind. Thanks for reminding us, damaged.

January 7, 2002
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this is a good post...i bet theres alot of us out here who need this kind of motivation. for me its just to go for a walk around the block in the cold. i keep telling myself i will, but i never do. its so cold here i think im afraid i'll freeze to the gound or something. lol

i would like to see more posts here of what others are doing. maybe it will get me off my butt even if it is just for a walk around the block.

jess2

January 7, 2002
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I currently have elbow cramps from eating all weekend, Breakfast lunch and dinner, for three days. My belly has streached beyond its limits, my legs exhausted from carring the extra weight, oh this isn't what you intended, har har har.....

Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 2 hours of yoga, and the intention is weights, and treadmill on Monday and Wednesday, nightly one mile walks with dog, or dogs.

January 7, 2002
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OK,jess --you asked for it--I exercise 5 to 7 days a week --every morning before work and on Sat. and Sun. if I haven't gone out the night before(my b.f. is a musician and I go to all his gigs)--I do 30 minutes of yoga everyday, 20 minutes of resistance training 3 times a week, 30 minutes of aerobic dance 3 times a week and walking/jogging with my dogs every afternoon after work for about 45 minutes. Then when the b.f. and I go out for fun on weekends, we go out dancing--great exercise in itself or motorcycle riding--which is truly a motorized thigh master:).
I've been doing this routine or one like it since Dec. 1998.--it started as a routine to lose weight--now it's to maintain a healthy weight and keep me healthy in general. I'm heading for my 52nd birthday and am in the best shape of my life.

The key is consistency-- do something--no matter how small--everyday.

How's that? Did I motivate you??

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January 7, 2002
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I could use some motivation... I used to love to run, jog, whatever. I didn't do it for a few years, then when I tried to get back into it, after about a mile, I get shooting pains through the muscles of my lower right leg which refuse to go away either with stretching or massage. I sought the opinion of one sports medicine doctor, and he told me that it was caused by overtraining (WHAT?!?! Overtraining my sitting and stuffing myself muscles maybe...) and that I would have to have some sort of surgery to cut through the connective muscle tissue to "release the pressure that is causing the pain". I was so distraught in the appt that I didn't even write down the name of the condition for comparison. Lots of needles, lots of pain, and I'm so depressed about the procedure. In fact, I haven't followed up with him, nor have I sought a second opinion, or gone back to the gym to do other exercise (the sight of all those happy people on treadmills bums me out like nobody's business).

Can anyone provide me some encouragement? I know other people have recovered from really serious injuries, and that this one is tiny since I can still walk, bike, swim, snowboard, whatever with no ill effects, but it's like because I can't run it makes me not want to do anything else. Sour grapes. My family isn't athletic and thinks that my running is stupid and says to just forget about it. My boyfriend thinks I'm making the pain up because there's no logical reason for it, and says if it's real then I should just go and get a second opinion.

So instead of doing the logical thing, I sit on my butt, eat another chocolate chip cookie, and sulk about it.

Can someone post a "go get'em girlie" response? It sounds stupid, but it would help me out alot...

January 7, 2002
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Hey gingerleigh, if you can do all those other activities pain-free, don't worry about running. You can snowboard????? I'm totally impressed and in awe! Will you teach me? I experienced pain in my left leg for six months from running. I went to see Lords of the Ring and sat for three hours. When I tried to walk I had the most excruciating pain and it lasted for about three days. One day I sat down and used an electric massager on the leg. It hasn't hurt since. Strange! Maybe you should get a second opinion from another doctor.

January 7, 2002
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i am trying to get back into bodybuilding i did it for 6 years. we have a gym in our building with our company and there is no excuse.

January 7, 2002
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Gingerleigh, didn't you say you did spin classes as well, that would be a real strain on the calf muscle, have you tried Tiger Balm ? time off could have allowed it to heal, I would try everything before allowing some one to cut me. What about your shoes, did you strain the muscle wearing heels, on those hills ? Tried streaching with point and flex ?

January 7, 2002
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Yes, I'm working on that second opinion. I hate going to doctors. Don't we all? *grin* Just have to grin and bear it I guess. Someone told me once that a lot of our physical ailments manifest due to emotional imbalances. Makes sense, but if that's the case I shouldn't be able to walk at all *laugh*

Thanks for the cheering up, folks. You guys are the best. Now where's the rest of those cookies?

🙂

January 7, 2002
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Thanks doll, stay warm in NYC tonight. I'm actually on the east coast tonight myself attending a funeral, quite the snowblast y'all got here.

January 7, 2002
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--walking faster everywhere I go. parking farther from the school (miles would be nice) 20-30 minutes on total gym...

arm swings etc

quit drinking.

still smoking

gotta start vitamins and St johns wort again...have been in a generally pissed off mood at everyone ...

I let them annoy me so...

January 8, 2002
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I'm going to emphasize this again--anything that anyone does to get their butts moving is GREAT---you don't have to go to a gym--you don't have to have special equipment or special clothing--all you need is your body and your mind-- be aware of how you use your body through out your normal day--there are stretches that you can do at your desk at work or while watching TV--then there is walking--which has been said is the all around best exercise--it is much easier on the body than jogging or running. So, like janes says--park the car farther away and walk or do several circuits up and down the stairs, go walk around the neighborhood or the park for 20 minutes or so--my formula---something everyday--consistency keeps you motivated--don't worry about how far or how fast
I LOVE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES AND PIZZA AND ICE CREAM--and I eat them--in moderation--everything is a balance. You have to eat healthy foods ,too--it's far better for your body to get the vitamins it needs from food than from supplements. I am on vitamin therapy for menopause symptoms and arthritis so I do take vitamins but me and the tried and true food pyramid are close chums.

The more active your lifestyle, the higher your metabolism and the more you can eat--hell, atheletes consume IMMENSE amounts of calories a day that would put weight on an inactive person. They need the calories because they expend so much energy.
Anyway, ya'll have hit a subject that I have strong opinions about and have studied(got a certificate in fitness and nutrition)--but I continue to read anything I can on the subject for my own life. But I don't consider myself and authority--just someone on the path. Later.

Artist:)

January 9, 2002
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My exercise of chose today is my bike , however if I start setting goals to big or start to get down on myself because I didn't go ride then it isn't fun anymore. I don't feel anyone should beat themselfs up if they have that cook or cake. Make exercise fun, so what if you want to set on the couch with Blondie and watch TV go for it!!!Do it when you have the time or the will. I have a biking partner now and it helps me to stay way more motivated then when I use to ride alone. Anyone here play tennis???

January 9, 2002
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No, but I always wanted to learn--back when I was too fat --haven't had the opportunity since--yes, exercise definitely has to be fun--I built up to the level I'm at now-VERY SLOWLY--it's all very individual--and variety adds spice to exercise as well as life.

Artist:)

January 9, 2002
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I went skiing last weekend. Now I know that I have to do some training to get back in shape. But skiing is great fun and a motivation for me to get up and do something.
Maybe I should get a dog - that would make me go jogging 🙂

January 9, 2002
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Yes, Maam--got my hammer right here.

If there is any way I can help you I will.

10 minutes a day is a start--stay at that level for as long as you need-BUT DO SOMETHING EVERY DAY. The max time for results is 30 minutes-- I never held with the no pain no gain theory--and I'll stress this again--start small and build up--this is for your life--it's a journey not a destination.

Did your doc give you suggestions for range of motion exercises? Are you limited by pain? Can you do weight bearing exercises? Tell me what your doc says and I'll try and suggest some exercises that will work with your limits.

Don't deprive yourself of Haagen Daas--just cut back on it. Depriving yourself is a sure way to sabotage your efforts.

I want to keep the world alive and healthy and I have a tendency to be too driven in my efforts--I will now back off and let you think about it all.

Take care of you.

Artist:)

January 9, 2002
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This may be difficult to accomplish because of where you live and your current pain level but the best suggestion I have is water exercises--they are non weight bearing and moving in the water is good exercise--10 or 20 minutes of paddling around can be quite a work out. Can you get to a Y.M.C.A or a community pool?
Think about it.
In a way I'm glad that you have weight to lose--I don't hold much with surgery and this gives you an opportunity to try and heal yourself as much as possible before they cut you.
I believe that people rely too much on surgeons when with knowledge and effort they can help heal themselves. It's worth a shot and you don't have to grin and bear it--hit the library, my girl--use your fight to fix what that b**tard did to you. Look up everything on natural healing you can find. Doesn't mean that you necessarily have to buy a lot of expensive vitamins and herbs--some foods have substances in them naturally that your body needs for healing--and it's cheaper to buy the food than the supplements. Let me check it out and I'll get back to you--maybe I can at least point you in the right direction.

Artist:)

January 9, 2002
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Hey everybody

I was doing yoga every day for about an hour to 2 hours and then I pulled my trapezeus muscles doing a headstand and since then my yoga routines have been severely restricted. Then I found out I have scoliosis, so I shouldn't do any inversions at all. No shoulderstand, no headstand, no upwawrd bow. BLAH! No fun. My doctor always told me that I was too short to have any scoliosis-related problems, blah!

Anyways my massage therapist recommended pilates and teaches mat classes that are pretty cheap. Oh, well.

My husband's family is obsessed with running. His parents run a few marathons a year. When they go running they really go running, man, on the weekends they sometimes do 20-30 miles at one go! I only run if something big, hairy and scary is chasing me. Now his Dad has all these terrible muscolo-skeletal disorders and sciatica and all that crap and I'm like, this is supposed to be healty? Heh heh

My brother-in-law is an engineer at a firm that makes knee and hip replacements. E-gad, man, we do so much damage to our joints by just sitting the wrong way! He's always reminding me to do non-impact exercise and I'm always like, thanks you said that last week. har har har

January 9, 2002
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Very kool--I will do the checking like promised and will get back to tomorrow--I'm just about ready to blow this pop stand for today--so
hasta tamales.

Artist:)

January 9, 2002
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CiCi, we have two things in common, the scoliosis and the opinion on running. The only time I ran was when I has three very scary Army Drill sergents on my ass. I am going to take my bike out for a spin I think. It is very nice outside.

January 9, 2002
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I'll pull up a chair next to you and sit with you. We can watch all these crazies doing their exercises. I can see us there with a big beach umbrella, lemonaide, and sunglasses. Hell we can be cheerleaders for them.

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