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Trying to stay positive

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

I was diagnosed with Hyperthyroidism, Atrial Fibrillation, and Graves disease. I'm not supposed to be working out strenously. I was working on cycling and was moving up and was able to do 30 mins on the bike and 45 mins of strength training, and I had a stay in the hospital because of a-fib and now I can barely do 9 mins on the stationary bike. They put me on new medicine and I actually feel worse than I did before. It is very discouraging. I have been heavy all my life and now when I am striving for a better me I get sicker and have to stop. What's a girl to do??!?
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WATERDIAMONDS 4/5/2013 5:30AM

    I've had multiple surgeries that left me in the hospital or in physical therapy, in wheelchairs, walkers and canes on and off for a total of three years. It IS frustrating. It DOES seem never-ending.

But give it time. Be patient with your body and follow your doctor's orders. And as you do, simply work out the best you can considering where you are at that moment.

The very, very best to you.
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NCBLONDIE 4/4/2013 11:31AM

    Even if it isn't strenuous, every little bit will help. Have you considered walking? It's not overly strenuous, but can still burn calories with the added bonus of toning your legs and buns. Another option might be to break up your workouts throughout the day so you're not pushing yourself too much. Maybe instead of 30 minutes straight on the bike, do 10 minutes 3 times a day.

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TLG71567 4/3/2013 8:12PM

    Take it one step at a time. I was just diagnosed with a lung disease. It is difficult to work out, but it's important. Do what you can and follow the doctor's orders. Increase it as you can. Watch what you're eating and you can still make progress. emoticon

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RAPUNZEL53 4/3/2013 8:00PM

  Good Luck! You have a will to get there which is half the battle!

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