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COANNIE
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4/17/13 6:17 P

You guys are great!

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JILLWOLVERINE
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4/17/13 4:11 P

I just wanted to say that I know how you feel! I injured my knees and have to take at least a few days off... I am hoping that is all it will be but I know it could be several weeks, I'll just have to take it one day at a time. It is frightening to think my weight loss could stop or I could lose the habit... but I just keep reminding myself if I don't rest for a short while now, I will have to rest even longer to let the damage I will do to myself heal. Bodies just aren't meant to go, go, go every day, all the time. Try to enjoy the break while you get better, I am right there with you!



SLIMMERKIWI
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4/17/13 7:44 A

COANNIE - sorry to hear that you aren't feeling very well. Give your body a rest - you won't get out of the habit once you are well - you will be rearing to go, but remember to start again a bit slower than when you finished off!

Also, while you are unwell, I wouldn't be too concerned with trying to keep your calories right down. Just eat as healthy as you can, and stay well hydrated.

Take care, and hope that you are feeling better pretty quickly!
Kris



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4/16/13 7:56 P

I took an hour long spinning class with my daughter last Saturday and did most of the entire workout (this is my first time doing this). When I got home later that day I was jazzed and my husband wanted to go for a walk, so off we went for a 3 mile walk. The next morning we did our typical 4 mile walk. I was pretty sore but thought the walk would help stretch out my sore muscles. Since then I am exhausted, still sore and have no energy. I thought maybe I was getting sick but now I think that I over did it and my body is barking back at me. I haven't done much but basic housework for the past two days but I miss my usual energy. Lesson learned!



SP_COACH_NANCY
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4/16/13 6:08 P

Oh how I remember those days--but trust me the longer you stay on this journey the easier it is to take off a day or two--last fall when my running coach insist that I take 5 days off from running to allow some time for my calf to heal, I was so terrified--that would have been the first time in many years of not working out, but my body was pleased for the break--I still have to stop and listen when it tell me, "Nancy, you need some rest!" emoticon

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COANNIE
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4/16/13 6:01 P

Ladies, thanks so much! I think I just need someone to tell me that it's ok to recover, and it's not being lazy. Also, since I just started exercising daily about 40 days ago, I am a little afraid I will get used to not exercising again!



SP_COACH_NANCY
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4/16/13 5:57 P

Remember healthy living is a life-long journey--I hope you feel better soon. Gets some rest!

Coach Nancy



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4/16/13 4:26 P

Annie,

Don't worry !! These things happen to us all. A couple of years ago, I spent the entire MONTH of November fighting off bronchitis. Everyone gets sick at some point. Take a few days off to let your body rest. I can assure you that you WILL NOT derail any of your efforts at good health or weight loss because you can't exercise.

Remember, when it comes to weight loss or even weight gain, what matters most is what we eat. Good nutrition is what takes the weight off and keeps it off. Exercise is what keeps our bodies fit and healthy.

As you start feeling better, you can slowly ease back into a routine. But for now, don't try to do too much or you will stay sick. Your body is still in a weak state. you need your rest.

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COANNIE
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4/16/13 4:06 P

For the second time in the last 30 days I have this cruddy upper respiratory thing going on. I am just too bushed to even take a walk. I took a walk on Saturday that was .94 miles and took 30 min, and it wiped me out. I usually walk 3 miles and it makes me feel great! I am feeling very bad about not exercising for the past 3 days, even though I know when my body responds like this it's better to rest. I am trying to keep in my calories- totally went over this weekend, but weekdays I am pretty careful. Just need some encouragement.



 
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