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3/17/12 1:50 P

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I've been getting enough calories 1200-1500. I had Norovirus from Wednesday of last week until Tuesday of this week. I always have breakfast which includes a protien smoothie, than work-out about 2 hours after that. And no I don't have any underlying health problems that I'm aware of.

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3/17/12 1:28 P

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Hi, Lynne,

It could be a number of things. You haven't given us enough info. to make a "proper diagnosis". Was your illness just a head cold or something more serious? Do you eat shortly before you workout or do you workout on an empty stomach? Have you been getting the proper number of calories each day? Do you have any underlying medical conditions; diabetes or hypoglycemia? Also, if we've been ill, it sometimes takes our bodies a couble of weeks to recover completely. If the answer is not as simple as "Yes, I've been working out on an empty stomach and just eating 750 cal. /day", a call to your doctor to bounce the question off him would be a good idea.

SparkPeople has an article on foods to eat before and after workouts, the timing of the meals etc. Carbs are good before a work out.

Also, I almost forgot, are you hydrating yourself. Dehydration can affect your muscles. You can be dehydrated and not know it. There is a good SparkPeople article on that topic, as well. Just "google" it on the SP site.

I hope this helps a little.



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3/17/12 1:18 P

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I know that you're feeling better now, but if you were really very sick then your body may just be taking longer than you expect to get over your illness. Sometimes our bodies need more time to recover from a significant illness than we want to allow them and so they make us pay for not giving them what they want by making us feel weak and tired. I'm sure that's not what you want to hear, but what you're feeling should diminish as you continue to heal from your illness. If you're still feeling this way next week, or if you're just really worried because it seems extreme to you (I can't say for sure because I don't live in your body) then think about seeing your doctor and discussing it with him/her. I hope you're feeling better soon.

Edited by: VALI_T at: 3/17/2012 (13:19)
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3/17/12 12:28 P

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Since I was sick last week, I am having something weird happening during my work-outs.
Everytime I have work-outed since I was sick about 10 minutes into it, my legs start getting really weak and feeling like mush beneath me. Sometimes I had to stop and sit down for a few to let them rest a few minutes before going back to exercising. At first I thought it was just because I was still weak from being so sick, but now I'm beginning to wonder.
Am I not eating the right things before I begin. I always start with cardio and then do strength. This wasn't happening before.
Anyone have any suggestions?


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