Wow, you're doing so great! I'm sorry to hear about your car accident & resulting vertigo. Walking in hallways might work as you will have a wall to balance yourself. Some treadmills have pretty good hand rails as well. Many people will tell you that you shouldn't use the rails but if it keeps you active - go for it. I do know that sometimes, especially when rounding corners too fast or turning too many corners (tight or otherwise), it will give me vertigo. On treadmills, there are no corners - BONUS! When walking outside, I have to watch the ground just a step or two in front of me, otherwise I'm all over the place like a drunken idiot. I don't know if a school running track will help by following the line around the track - I might try that this summer. Has your doctor offered any suggestions at all? I would think that even the use of a cane (with double feet) could help in the short term to catch your balance.
Your motivation is there it's just a little side-tracked with the problems you're experiencing from the accident. I've been trying to quit smoking & as a result I've been gaining some weight. I keep asking myself if I want to go back to smoking & face the withdrawals all over again. My weight has not shot up like before when I tried to quit because I'll ask myself if I really want to go back to my starting weight & fight it all over again. It's about choices. If you understand the consequences of those choices, you're more apt to choose wisely.
Strength training can be hard when you start out. I think going low (no or low weights) & slow (fewer reps) is a great idea but do make sure you train all parts of the body - you won't regret it. Then see how you feel the next day, too much soreness could create a bigger problem for your balance. Strength training is definitely worth the time & the resulting strength helps with everyday tasks including catching yourself before a fall can happen.
Hope this helps - stay true to yourself Natasha!!
** Melissa **
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