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1/13/12 2:15 P

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Teresa, the important thing is that you're back!! That you didnt let that injury beat you and keep you from achieving your goals. Just don't try to overdo it. I know for people with fibro (that when we're feeling better we tend to think we're invicible; until the next huge flare comes) that's difficult but we need to listen to our bodies.

Keep positive people around you, take it slow and you'll be back to your usual workout in no time :)

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1/11/12 1:41 P

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Teresa, unfortunately we all experience setbacks. What happens next is how we define ourselves. We don't give up, we just give back a bit of our accomplishments.

Congratulations on your endurance. That's what it takes to beat this devil.

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1/8/12 11:25 P

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Exercise when I can, try to do ten minutes a day and the pool when I can, some days the only thing I can do is get up. I can't even plan out of house outings two or three days in a row without being down for a couple of days. But I can still put one foot in front of the other, so I am blessed.

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1/8/12 11:10 P

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1/8/12 10:14 P

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Glad to hear you are back on track and that the surgery was minor so that you can get to your goals this year.

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Slow & steady makes a winner of us. Even if we hit pitfalls, get up. Know that a new day is right around the corner.
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1/8/12 6:23 P

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Glad things are getting back to "normal" for you... me too. I'm back at square one with the exercise, but I'm still in motion, y'know? LOL

WE'll get there...
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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

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1/8/12 10:52 A

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1/8/12 12:52 A

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You might remember that back in December I had a huge flare up caused by something I did wrong in exercising. It took me a while to figure out what I did wrong, but I think it's because I was outside in the garage working out, and got cold during the workout. I even had to go to my doc to get an injection for pain (Forget what it is she gives me), just so I could make it thru the holidays without staying in bed the entire time. The shot did the trick and broke the cycle of pain, so I'm back to normal levels.

Since then the treadmill has been moved in the house. I then dropped down to 10 min workout at 1 mph. Then 15, then 20. Then when I could do 20 min I started raising the speed. I'm now at 1.5 mph at 20 minutes, meaning I'm doing about 1/2 a mile for each workout, and I'm going every other day. YAY!

But yesterday I had to do something else. I had to have a large cyst removed from my back, so things could be scary the next few days,but I worked out anyway. We'll see how I feel tomorrow. I'm hoping since the procedure is so minor, that I should do well. So my goal for the year is to move up to 3 mph for 20 min 3X per week minimum, and then maybe start adding some other exercises which stretches the muscles to see if that helps. So any suggestions on exact exercises, let me know. :D

And tell me, what are YOUR Goals this year? I kinda think it doesn't matter what it is, just so that we state what our goals are, and help us get where we need to go.





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