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10/8/12 10:52 P

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I feel just like you do, concerned85. Standing a long time is definitely difficult for me and it takes me forever to get going in the morning!

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10/8/12 7:58 P

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The article on why exercise can make the fibromyalgia worse was very interesting. I know if I am on my feet for too long I hurt all over but especially bad in the lower back region between waist and tailbone. I just hate how it takes so long to get moving some days because I hurt all over.Usually start with pacing and sitting and then go from there.

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10/6/12 2:32 P

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Sure Cathy. Good luck to you with yoga and pilates! I'm also looking forward to trying the restorative yoga class at my ymca either this week or next. It is supposed to be a great beginners class. I hope you felt good doing yoga today and aren't going to be that sore from it. Lets check in with each other again after pilates!

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10/6/12 2:06 P

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Hi Michelle! I haven't been back to pilate since the first time I went, but I will be trying it again this week. Our "arthritis aquatics" class is cancelled this week because the kids are out of school and will be using the pool, so I have to replace it with something. Wish me luck too! I did just get home from my first yoga class in years -- it was wonderful! Excited to get back into it. Let's compare notes on pilates next week!


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10/6/12 1:08 P

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Hi Cathy. I too belong to the ymca. I'm looking forward to taking my first pilates class this week. I have already talked to the pilates instructor about my fibro. She actually just had ovarian surgery last week so she said she'd be doing modified pilates and I should be okay to do what she does as a beginner. Wish me luck!

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9/2/12 4:26 P

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Thanks. The pain is definitely a dull, post-exercise ache. I'm just surprised it has lasted so long. An entire week will have passed come Tuesday's next class, and I should be good to go again by then. I just read an interesting article on the Fibromyalgia Network site that gives a good explanation as to why exercise can make us feel worse instead of better. Worth the read if you have a minute: www.fmnetnews.com/latest-news/keepin
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9/2/12 3:12 P

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Sorry to hear you are still sore. emoticon Fibro is so tricky....trying to decide when a muscle needs work and when it needs rest; when to push and when to rest; when to tone it and when to baby it.

Only you can decide for yourself since only you can feel the pain level and intensity. Sharp pain is bad. A dull throb is typical and most times the exercise can be continued with enough rest between sessions.



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9/2/12 10:28 A

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I took that Pilates class last Tuesday. It is Sunday, and my abs are still sore. I have never had post-exercise pain last this long. Maybe Pilates is not for me!


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8/30/12 12:23 P

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Thanks for the encouragement, Heidi, but I didn't make it to pilates class today afterall. I woke up with an apparent cloud over my head, and unthinkingly ate breakfast at 7:30. With class at 8am, I didn't think it was a good idea to try working out on a full stomach. Then I sat around waiting to go to my Arthritis Aquatics class at 10am... and remembered -- oops -- in the nick of time that class time was changed to 9:15! Despite a great time exercising in the pool and the sun, my brain is still cloudy. Just one of those days, I guess... tomorrow will be better.
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8/30/12 11:20 A

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Hurray for you!! I'm glad it is working for you! yah!!!!! emoticon

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and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones. "




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8/29/12 6:57 P

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Well, I survived my first pilates class. It was not as difficult as I anticipated, but ooooh, my abs hurt today! I'm giving it another try tomorrow. I've never been able to do a sit up in my life -- even as a kid -- so this is challenging for me.

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8/27/12 4:20 P

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Thanks, Heidi. The class is free at the YMCA, so I guess it won't hurt to try. I don't have any balance issues (at least not at this time - I have suffered from vertigo in the past). I'll just let the instructor know about my fibro, and I'll just do what I can. Again, thanks for your input. Cathy
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I tried Pilaties before and found that since my balance is affected by fibro, it wasn't a good fit for me. In the 15 months I've been on SP and exercising (walking and yoga), my balance is better and I can do a few of the yoga/pilates moves now.

So, I guess I'd say....it depends on how fibro is affecting you.

If you can do a free intro class, I'd go for it, but if you have to pay a full membership/class fee, find out the refund policy, just in case. Also find out if the instructor is knowledgable about fibro and how she'll make adaptions, if you need it.



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and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones. "




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Have any of you tried pilates? A friend has asked me to join her at our Y's pilates class, and I am going to give it a try. However, my Curves "trainer" thinks it might be too strenuous for me right now. I'm able to do beginner level yoga, and I'm wondering how pilates compares to that.

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