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JESSAELINN Posts: 371
7/12/13 6:21 P

Well, I think that you should listen to your body. Still get your exercise in, but since your body has undergone stresses, you should rest when your body tells you to. And I've heard that it does take a whole year to recover from surgery, recover from being under anesthesia, and the stress of your body healing and dealing with pain. Take it easy. It might help to remember that how you eat can make a huge difference too.

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7/12/13 3:18 P

Sleep is an area I definitely can do better at. It is hard because when my daughter goes to bed it is my time and that seems to go faster than the whole day! I tend to drag it out and go to bed late.

Edited by: CRSMITH75 at: 7/12/2013 (15:19)
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7/12/13 3:17 P

I will keep that in mind. I have noticed when I walk in the morning before I have coffee I tend to have more energy. Probably because I get my two cups of coffee in afterwards.
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7/12/13 3:15 P

I have had all kinds of medical issues since my daughter was born, but I have regular dr. appts. That is the reason I am working so hard - I have to have my 5th surgery and my dr. informed me there would be another if I don't lose weight. I am on a anxiety/depression medicine but it is a very low dose and it hasn't affected anything else I have done.

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7/12/13 3:13 P

This was the first time I have been on a bike in at least 15 years. Part of our block goes uphill and that was pretty intense. When I got home my heart was pounding, I was out of breath and my legs felt like jelly. Still, it is the first time I have ever felt so sleepy after any kind of workout. I did take a 2 hour nap and I feel great now.

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7/12/13 1:50 P

CRSMITH75,

Riding around the block shouldn't be so intense an exercise to cause you to want to take the rest of the day off to recover.

Did you recently decide to start a new exercise routine ? If you went from very sedentary to riding your bike for the first time, I could see something like that happening. However, if you can walk 30+ minutes without any fatigue, you should be able to ride a bike too.

Do you find yourself getting fatigued when you do chores around the house ? Was it unusually hot the day you decided to ride ? Even if it wasn't hot, it could have been extremely humid. It has been very humid here in the Northeast. I'm a pretty active person, but when it's really humid out, my body feels like lead. I don't want to move.

Perhaps that's a reason you felt the same way after riding the bike. Maybe it was very humid outside. try riding your bike when it's not so oppressively humid. You might feel better.

Also, have you been experiencing any unusual fatigue ? Have you been under stress ? Are you eating enough ? Even though you think you may be eating right, you might not be eating enough to sustain your day.



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7/12/13 12:35 P

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I rode my bike around the block and right now I feel like I am not going to be able to function for the rest of the day
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Unless it's your first day working out in ages, a ride around the block shouldn't do that. Have you ruled out a medical issue? Do you take any medication?

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7/12/13 12:17 P

I have my 2nd coffee right after working out.

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JESSAELINN Posts: 371
7/12/13 12:14 P

Maybe you should do the sleep challenge, it might help you evaluate if you are getting enough sleep and sleeping soundly at night.

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Edited by: JESSAELINN at: 7/12/2013 (12:16)
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7/12/13 12:07 P

Is it normal to feel really sleepy everyday after I exercise? I can understand the days that I walk 40 min. in the heat, but today I rode my bike around the block and right now I feel like I am not going to be able to function for the rest of the day if I don't take a nap. I am sure I am getting enough calories, and I am eating more protein than I have for awhile. Is my body just adjusting?
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