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JOANN19681 Posts: 208
2/18/12 5:58 P

Thanks to both of you. I just got back from a very slow 45 minute walk with my dog. I am going to just ease back into things slowly and try not to overdo it. I feel kind of tired now that I am back home, and I may even just go to bed early. I was up really early this morning and I am kind of paying for it now.

Saying you cant is imaginary thinking.
J0ANNAJ Posts: 1,007
2/18/12 9:21 A

I don't think you can overestimate how much energy it takes for the body to heal itself. I too have been out of exercise for a while due to ill health and I'm back to it this week and feel that I'm not really working that hard but I'm feeling really fatigued today. In the end I just took a walk.

I appreciate its hard. If you are like me I want to kick start my weight loss again and doing short workouts is not going to help that but I would go with something gentle rather than nothing at all. I hope you find your energy soon.

JOANN19681 Posts: 208
2/17/12 1:35 P

Thank you! I think I found something that might work. Coach Nichole has an aerobic routine done from a chair. It's pretty easy, so will ease myself back into things by doing that a couple of times today, and if it kind of wakes me up I might drag myself outside later and take a short walk with my dog. I am not in pain anymore, the tooth is fixed. I just feel really worn out and tired.

Saying you cant is imaginary thinking.
SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 59,410
2/17/12 1:35 P

When you feel ready, I'd start small and build up again from there. I think you'll know you're pushing yourself too much too fast if you listen to your body. It sounds like right now you might need a little more time to recover, so don't feel like you need to jump back into it too quickly.

Good luck!

Coach Jen

"You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call "failure" is not the falling down but the staying down." Mary Pickford

"No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch."
TACDGB Posts: 6,136
2/17/12 1:16 P

sorry about your tooth problem. I'd find a workout that you can focus on and you might not think or feel the pain. Good luck.

JOANN19681 Posts: 208
2/17/12 12:49 P

I may be just looking for a nice hard kick in the butt to get me up and doing something.

Saying you cant is imaginary thinking.
JOANN19681 Posts: 208
2/17/12 12:43 P

I broke a tooth about a month ago, was in a LOT of pain, but financially couldnt get it fixed till the other day. I kept exercising when I was dealing with the pain from this, but think it was all adrenaline. Since getting the dental work the other day I have crashed and hit bottom. I feel so much better, but really just want to rest. But I know I should be getting back into my exercise again. My question is: Should I build back up gradually to what I was doing before I got my tooth fixed? Maybe just do twenty minutes on the bike or a twenty minute walk and increase it gradually? Boy, have I ever gotten lazy. I just want to rest and enjoy not being in pain anymore.

Saying you cant is imaginary thinking.
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