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Ugh! I hate cold weather and missing the gym


Wednesday, September 03, 2008

It's cool, here in Iowa, today; lower 60's, but last night was in the 50's, and the clouds rolled in, threatening rain all day..I woke up with every joint and muscle in my body aching, especially my bad hip...and on gym day, of all days..Plus, for various things that had come up (illness one day, car problems, another), we had not been to the gym for about 2 1/2 weeks..Now, granted, we're only able to go twice a week, but that's when I do my strength, on the cybex machines..If you take a look at my fitness tracker, today, you see it kicked my butt, big time! I usually do alot more machines than that, and not having been able to go, and the weather being what it is, I wound up only being able to do one set after a couple machines..Hurt like hell, but I was determined I was going to do something..I can already tell that this winter isn't going to be any different than last winter; for me to be able to do this, I'm gonna have to dig out the pain meds..Some say not to use pain meds, because that's how you gauge whether you're doing too much or not..Well, during certain weather conditions, or when my fibro is acting up, if I didn't take pain meds, it'd be easy to gauge-zilch, nada, nothing..As I sit, typing this, every muscle in my back and even my feet are spazzing, but I'll be damned if it's going to put me down..It may slow me down (as usual), and I may not be able to do a full workout, but I'll at least get something in..Still bummed me out, that I had gotten up to 3 sets, and today, after a couple machines, I had to knock it down to 1, but I still managed to do the same amount of reps, barely, but I got them ..lol

I guess the pacing is adding up; I've noticed that my leg isn't swelling as much, and my weight isn't flucuating as badly..Matter of fact, I weighed when we came home, this afternoon, and I weighed what my tracker showed..Usually, by the afternoon, I show a gain of at least 3lbs, sometimes more..Now, I know I'm gonna be nosey and weigh in the morning, even though I should wait until Friday, so just hope today wasn't a fluke LOL
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FAIRYDANCER1 9/3/2008 9:06PM

    I admire your determination! Go Girl!

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BETHEBUTTERFLY 9/3/2008 6:56PM

    Just remember (please, and you may already have heard this a million times) NOT TO TAKE IT TOO SERIOUSLY if you do see a smidge increase...

Take it in stride. Because today was rough!

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LIFES*2*SHORT 9/3/2008 6:53PM

  Wow... now that is determination! I sure hope the weather clears up so that you can feel better. Hang in there!

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DONANNE 9/3/2008 6:19PM

    Sometimes you really need to take the pain meds cause the pain causes stress on your body...it is not good to let it overcome you...I really admire you for trying so hard...cause I really understand how you could curl up in a ball and quit...You take good care of you...as long as you do a little you will soon be able to do a lot...Caring hugs

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HUGGERS1 9/3/2008 6:07PM

    I am so proud that you are using frustration to bring new hope to yourself. You are capable and I want you to feel well and not have all the pain. MY mom has fibro and some days she just struggles to move. Her doctor doesn't believe it exists so she has a hard time even getting help with it.

I hope you have a great night, take a nice long soak in the tub :)

hugs
Amber

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POSITIVELY_EB 9/3/2008 5:41PM

    Good for you! Turn that frustration into energy and prove the frustration wrong! You can do it!
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