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I need advice...please

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Today was a pretty uneventful day, I picked up coupons from my sister and had lunch with my niece. From there I went to the bank and back home to cut coupons. I had my herbalife shake which I absolutely love for breakfast, a healthy lunch and pretty minimal dinner. I've been going to the gym pretty regularly but i'm wondering if i'm working too hard. I don't try to over exert myself but I get on the trainer machine and run. I run a pretty good pace, I start of fairly moderate and speed up from there, I find myself pushing through the last 12 minutes or so but I never give up. I get my heart rate up pretty high but not because that is my goal but because I don't notice it raising. it doesn't bother me, or cause me pain. But I wonder am I hurting myself or my heart or overworking myself. I get a little out of breath but I kinda like that feeling when I can still breathe but i'm working hard, I like when I sweat. I notice when the workout is over my face is pretty red. I've also noticed lately my toes getting numb at the end of the workout. should I stop working out on this machine? What does it all mean? I don't want to fall over dead because I didn't know any better. I mean I don't feel like i'm in pain or anything but no other person in the gym seems to look like me when they are done with their workout. I don't know how to slow down. I feel uncomfortable when I try to go slower....advice anyone
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    thanks everyone, this is why I love spark people. you all have great advice!
    1808 days ago
    You might want to consult with the trainer at the gym, it might be that you are just pushing yourself to hard. If it keeps up see a doctor to be on the safe side.
    1808 days ago
  • LESLEE33
    This is exactly how I felt when I first started going to the gym. When I was finished I looked like I had a really bad sunburn! My heart rate would go sky high , and my toes/feet would go numb on certain machines.

    However, now that I have been going to the gym on a regular basis, my face is less red, my toes/feet don't go numb as often, and I can work hard and my heart rate doesn't go nearly as high.

    You can check with your doctor, but I really think its from being very inactive to active. Our bodies just need to get use to the workouts.
    My toes would always go numb on the elliptical, I love that machine and would be on for at least 30mins. Try doing less time on the machines that make your toes go numb, and mix up your routine a little bit, try the rowing machine, bike, stair climber or treadmill.
    Hope this helps.
    1809 days ago
    I found an article online about it:

    Please mention this to your doctor they may have some ideas about how to solve this problem.
    1809 days ago
  • JUNETTA2002
    If I were you I might check with the doctor. Or maybe your shoes are to tight.
    1809 days ago
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