You're asking the same questions we all do! LOL
...and the answer is that it's different for everyone.
For myself, I have two physical therapy exercises I alternate with Tai Chi. I also walk, and do this new "Dance/Walk" around the neighborhood--strictly a daytime activity! LOL Here's a link that explains it: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ib3Duz_6a9M&featur
I also love water exercise--even just walking in water takes some of the pressure off joints--and LOTS of stretching things. (that's where the physical therapy made such a difference... some folks like yoga too. Not me...
What ever you decide to try, remember to START SLOW, and TAKE BABY STEPS when it comes time to increase reps. And DON'T STOP. It's allowed to slow down when necessary, but if you quit exercising for anything other than a medical emergency, you're actually setting your muscles up--literally! Your ABILITY to move will decrease VERY quickly, and your pain levels will increase.
Yep. darned if you do, darned if you don't! LOL
Having said that... it is not going to kill you, even when you feel like death on a cracker, and you can always come here for solace and encouragement--we've been there!
P.S. As for the Lyrica... I gained 15 pounds in two days! no thanks... lol My other health issues make weight gain rather hazardous... like I said, we're all different!
"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." Walter P. Chrysler said it, I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm!
Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too! LOL
Life comes in specific increments, which we receive as a gift of one moment at a time. That's why it's called t
| Pounds lost: 16.0