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    CHARITYHOWELL79   3,752
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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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CHARITYHOWELL79 4/5/2013 7:36AM

    thanks everyone, this is why I love spark people. you all have great advice!

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FENWAYGIRL18 4/4/2013 9:48PM

    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.

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LESLEE33 4/4/2013 12:15AM

    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.

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SPARK-PPL-GIRL 4/3/2013 11:07PM

    I found an article online about it:

Please mention this to your doctor they may have some ideas about how to solve this problem.

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JUNETTA2002 4/3/2013 10:05PM

    If I were you I might check with the doctor. Or maybe your shoes are to tight.

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