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Going To Beat Today!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

I have been working pretty hard this past month. I especially pushed it two weeks before the 5k we did last Saturday. I still have continued to push it. I don't want to baby myself. I do have problems with pain from my upper back all the way down to my toes. It has been this way for years. Surgery did not work out. Made it worse matter of fact after all was said and done. I have spent since last fall trying to get back on my feet and get back to losing weight in a timely fashion. I have been having mornings I had so much pain and was so stiff that my husband had to help me get out of bed. It takes most of the day for me to get back to my normal. That was why I had shots in my back and hip before the 5k. This morning was one of those bad mornings. I barely could move without excruciating pain. I ask my husband to massage my painful back and legs. It took an hour, before the massage relieved my pain enough to sit up. Hubbie had to help me with sitting up, also. So I have not walked today. I have been waiting for the stiffness an pain to go away enough to exercise. I have rested enough for the day. I feel much better. So it is time to work this pitiful body into shape for the day. I decided to do my therapy exercises. I have 3. 5 years worth of pages of exercises that will help my body. They are strength training exercises. I hope to do an hour of them. It will help stretch the muscles and strengthen them in my back, hips, legs, and even my ankle. I want to do more than an hour, if I feel up to it. That might be my exercises for tomorrow as well. I have to go in the morning for injections in both my feet. One way of the other I am not letting my body down. I will make it move when the pain calms down. The exercises always helps. I got this far by fighting my way here. I am going to beat today, too! emoticon

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USMAWIFE 10/24/2013 8:29AM

    emoticon just do not overdo. listen to your body when it says rest

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NANCYSINATRA 10/23/2013 10:05AM

    So when was your last "day of rest"? Have you even taken one this month? I know you're reading articles. Our bodies NEED a day of rest. Give yourself just one day to take it easy and not worry about fitness minutes!! Also, are you stretching AFTER your walks? I have found, even after just a 15 minute walk, if I don't stretch, I am MORE sore the next day. This am is a great example. We took the dogs for a short (less than a mile) walk after dinner last night, and I didn't stretch when getting home. I barely made it out of bed this morning.
SO, take a day of rest, and remember to stretch!! And most of all, Feel better soon my friend. :) emoticon

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RDEE22 10/23/2013 7:12AM

    You can do it, within the limits of pain! emoticon

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ILOVEMALI 10/22/2013 10:28PM

    keep going, pal!!

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WENDYJM4 10/22/2013 8:53PM


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STRONGDAWG 10/22/2013 8:13PM

    Every single strengthening exercise that you do is a victory. Keep it up, Judy. You can do this. Don't ever give up.

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    Sorry hon if this sounds unsupportive but if I were you, and sometimes I am, I would slow it down and gently go forth after you rest up and get your body calmed down. Truly. I doubt if you'll listen to a complete stranger, but I hope you at least remember what I've said here. If you continue at your pace when your body isn't liking it you are possibly going to wish you did.

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