JAIMESIZED - if your iron wasn't 'low enough' about a year ago, it seems like it may have been a bit low. A year is a long time. I would still be inclined to go back to your Dr. Ask for more bloods to be done, again. It might be worth asking for a sleep test to see if you suffer from sleep apnea. A lot of people do, but don't realize it. If your Dr can't help you, then ask for a referral to someone who can! If he refuses, then seek a different Dr for YOUR Dr. One who is pro-active on your behalf.
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2,511 11/30/12 2:11 P
Go with the 10 minute workout sessions. They work great and help you get into the routine of working out. Once you have yourself committed to the 10 minuets you can start looking at increasing some of the work out times to more. You will get there, it just takes a while to get yourself thinking that way. You did not get out of shape overnight and will not get back on track overnight either. Keep with it, you can do it.
I felt before that low iron might be the reason for how tired and cold I am all the time, so I went to the doctor for it about a year ago (yes, this has been going on for a very long time- a few years now!). They did a blood test, but my iron wasn't low enough to be the cause. I asked my doctor why I was so cold and tired if it wasn't my iron. He replied he did not know. So much for helpful doctors these days :/
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11/29/12 7:58 P
I know alot of people have suggested starting with just ten minutes, however my suggestion would be to start at one minute, but do it three times a day. When you first wake up do something fast and vigorous for just one minute. do it again at lunch and then sometime in the evening. It could be running in place or doing jumping jacks or side leaps anything, just do with as much intensity as you can!
Apart from the suggestions from the others, I would suggest that you make an appointment with your Dr and ask for bloods to be done. I note that you aren't heavy in the normal sense, but the thing that is common for young women is low iron. I was one of those myself and apart from the very basic stuff I "HAD" to do, I slept all the time. It turned out that I was very low in iron and needed loads of supplementation, but, (and yes there IS a but) please don't just by the supplements yourself because it may be that THAT isn't the problem and too much can cause harm. There are other conditions, too, that can cause the excessive tiredness, but your Dr will be able to check for those.
Being that you are tired all the time - which is not normal - you may want to look into your current diet. You could be lacking certain nutrients that are causing you to always feel fatigued. I agree with other posts, start with committing to 10 minutes a day (which can be done on a break at work) and then work up from there.
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789 11/29/12 1:32 P
My trick was to set a chair up in my hallway with my gym clothes on it. It would be the first thing I saw as soon as I got home from work, and sometimes I'd change right there, turn around, and head back out to my apartment gym. Another trick I used back when I was trying to build the habit was changing clothes even if I had talked myself out of working out. For whatever reason, I found that first step of getting into my workout gear the hardest, so I made myself promise that I'd at least get changed, even if I didn't do anything. After a couple days of sitting on the couch watching after-work TV wearing my gym gear, I realized that in the time I'd watched some crappy sitcom or cooking show, I could have burned 300 calories. Once I was already dressed, my half hour workout didn't seem like such a huge time commitment, and I'd often be done and back in the time I normally would have spent talking myself into going.
These days, even though I've worked out consistently for a couple years, I still sometimes run into motivation issues when it's cold and nasty outside. The trick for me is identifying where the trouble spots are (just like with food) and squashing them. I know that if I get home from work, I'm not going to want to go back outside again. Instead, I bring my running clothes with me, change at the office, get a run in while everyone else is commuting home (I work very close to some great running paths), and then walk home once it's done.
Force yourself to make the decision to work out in the present. If you say in the morning that you're going to work out in the afternoon, it's easy to shrug it off. But if you're confronted by your gym clothes or if you've told someone that you're going to go, it's a lot harder to say 'no' when you're faced with the decision to exercise.
Edited by: CHRISTINA791 at: 11/29/2012 (13:34)
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11/29/12 12:20 P
Do you get a lunch break ? If so, how about taking a 20-30 minute walk at lunch ? Walking is wonderful cardiovascular exercise. there are members who will tell you how they lost 100+ pounds just by walking and watching what they eat.
Why not start with 10 minutes ? No one says you have to exercise for an hour to be fit. Start with 10 minutes. A 10 minute walk three times a day still adds up to 30 minutes. You can break your workouts up into smaller segments and still get all the benefits.
Also, perhaps the reason you don't enjoy exercise is because you haven't found something you really enjoy. Do you like dancing ? Dancing is wonderful exercise. So, are martial arts, ice skating, skiing, snowboarding, rock climbing, cycling, swimming, tennis, golf, running, hiking, walking, etc... it's ALL good.
There must be some activity you really enjoy ? Whatever it is you enjoy doing, that's what you do for your exercise. And it really can be anything that gets your body moving.
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46,222 11/29/12 10:03 A
What if you commit just to 10 minutes? For many of us, trying to change too many things at one time when they have not been a part of our lifestyle can be too overwhelming so that if we can't find the energy to get in the 30-60 minutes at that time, we consider this a failure. Patience and small, permanent changes will get you there.
11/29/12 9:59 A
I am terrible too, unless I do my workout in the morning. Even though you are very tired, I would suggest getting up 10-15 minutes earlier - and start with a goal of getting at least 10 minutes in each day. The exercise might give you more energy, and help turn the page for you. Wishing you the best! You can do it!!! Kathy
Every morning at work I tell myself "I'm going to work out today" and promise myself I'll do it. But in the very end of the day after work, around 5 o'clock, I'm weary and refuse to make myself exercise. I'm tired ALL THE TIME (and I mean it!). My being so tired makes me not want to hop on my treadmill I have at home. I sleep 8 hours a night, every night, with no fail. I just don't understand what is wrong with me. Any comments would be appreciated
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