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BETHS60 Posts: 570
2/25/13 2:05 P

Don't risk an asthma attack by running.

Find something else to do. I stumbled upon this earlier today.

Maybe this will spark an idea.

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2/24/13 8:48 P

I don't very often go for walks outside mainly because of skeletal issues, but also partly because of Asthma. My village is a 'garden village' and everybody and their dog seems to think that some of their plants need to be shared with everyone - unfortunately, they aren't too good for asthma/allergies. As a result, I get the bulk of my walks inside my own home. I put my groceries and laundry away one at a time. It is amazing how much time this can take. I find it really enjoyable, too - it doesn't seem like work, but it also doesn't seem like exercise, so for me that is a win/win situation - LOL! IF I didn't do that, then odds are I wouldn't be getting my walks in!!!

Remember whenever you come across a stumbling block, there will NEARLY ALWAYS be a way around it! You just have to think outside the square sometimes! NO EXCUSES :-)


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2/24/13 8:10 P

Thank you both for the words of wisdom, its nice to have an impartial person help pull me back to reality. Its so easy to become poor me - which gets me nowhere.

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2/24/13 4:20 P

You only use control if you allow it. I know - it sounds easy - and yes, I don't even know you. I am only giving advice I would give myself.

So - what do I mean? You can't run - I know it is hard. However, I am sure if you try - you might be able to find other activities - Pilates, Yoga, and other type of exercise that perhaps you can do without making yourself out of breath - and you can keep it off until you can get back to running.

Too many times we use what we can not do - as excuses - however, use these times to motivate yourself to find what you can do. Who knows - you may even find something else you like as much as running!

Here's hoping you find success - I know you can do it!


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2/24/13 3:09 P


Don't beat yourself up because you've regained some weight. This is something that has happened to every single member of Spark People at one time or another. We're all experts at gaining, losing and regaining the weight. That's the past. You can't change the past, but you can influence and change the future !

As the old song goes,"accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative". give yourself credit for all the positive things you can do and don't beat yourself up because you're not perfect. You don't have to be perfect to be healthy and you don't have to run either. Can you walk without the inhaler ? If so, take a daily walk. There are members who will tell you how they lost 100+ pounds just by walking and watching what they ate.

Why not start with a 30 minute walk ? If you can't walk for 30 minutes, then walk for 10 minutes. you can break your workouts up into shorter segments and still get all the benefits. walking for 10 minutes three times a day still adds up to 30 minutes.

As I tell all new members,"Don't look at good health or weight loss with an all or nothing mentality". If the only healthy thing you did for yourself today was drink 8 glasses of water, that's still a step in the right direction.

Good health or weight loss is not "all or nothing". every little bit really does make a difference.

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2/24/13 2:31 P

I have gained back what I had lost plus 2lbs. Due to a gap in health insurance I don't have my daily inhaler, so I haven't been running - I really can't without causing an attack. I have used this as an excuse to let everything slide. I am worried about this complete loss of control!

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