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5/25/12 8:22 A

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Thanks for your replies and support. Yes, it was the drastric increase that kind of shocked my body. Plus I had been having it very diffcult emotionally. Every system was overtaxed.

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5/25/12 1:22 A

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I had the problem of being too tired not too long ago. I amped up my exercise to twice the amount I had been doing it and after the first week of doing so, I was exhausted. My muscles hurt, but in a good way. The exhaustion was too much and I slept 10-11 hours a couple nights in a row. I needed it, and it made me feel so much better.

It doesn't hit right away, and I've learned to pace myself. I know if I overdo it one day, it's going to affect me later. Not only does that help with pacing myself, it helps to be prepared for when/if being exhausted hits again. So far, so good.

Glad you're feeling better today!! Take it easy and let your body catch up to you.

Running to the refrigerator is not considered exercise.

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5/24/12 9:57 P

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Missus,

You have my full support and I actually am glad you posted the two questions today. It made me realize some things about myself as well while I was responding to you. Advice is so easy to give but rarely followed. I, at one point, did not listen to my body and ended up in the hospital with type 2 diabetes and a blood sugar level of 637.

After seeing all the needles, insulins and oral medications, I said NO more. Habits are so hard to break but I have and continue to change, one day at a time. Please listen to your body!

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5/24/12 7:57 P

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Missus ~ I am glad you are feeling better today. I have been ramping up my workouts so I know what you mean about the muscle fatigue.

I agree with Lily that you need to listen to your body and take care of yourself.

BTW I am going to look into line dancing as I use to do it when I was younger and loved it. Thanks for reminding me about a fun activity that burns calories.

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"After eating an entire bull, a mountain lion felt so good he started roaring. He kept it up until a hunter came along and shot him. The moral? 'When you're full of bull, keep your mouth shut."-Will Rogers


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5/24/12 7:46 P

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Yes, you are definitely right. I did do too much and I do realize that. I can handle being sore pretty well, even kind of welcome that in a way....but that sense of exhaustion is a little bit new and unusual to me, probably a little scary. But, obviously, there is a cause so I am not deeply worried or anything. I I love your statement, "your health does have a deadline and that is every day." I did get some good sleep last night and do feel much better today. If sleep/rest hadn't restoree me, and the feeling lingered I would go to the MD.
Thanks so much for the comments that you have made.

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5/24/12 8:56 A

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Hello,

I definitely think you did too much and your body told you so, that means you should listen to it. Age (old or young) your body knows it's limits. It's different if you are working out and pushing yourself versus going and going on various activities after knowingly being tired.

I truly understand choirs have to be done! What I've decided to do and have been implementing is a to-do-list then mark the days of the weeks by them. I use to try to get so much done in one day and truly found myself exhausted, neglecting my health and diet.

If it does not have a deadline, it can wait! Your health does have a deadline and that's every day! Easier said than done and I know but just try it.

I have an exercise routine as well. Try to create an exercise routine and then switch it up after a month or so. For instance, M/W/Sat I do cardio. On Saturday's I use to play flag football and now that the season has ended, I'm going to now train for my half marathon by running on Saturday's but still walk at home on M/W with Leslie Sansone. Slowly, I will incorporate running on another 2 days of the week. Sun/Tues/Thurs, I do circuit training, Jillian's Ripped 30. It's meant to do for a month but I've decided to do it for 2 months, completing each week twice. After I finish that DVD, I'm going to try her Kickboxing for a month or two as well. So that'll make my new routine (running and kickboxing)!

I do a lot at home because of my small children but I always try to make sure to take of myself. Motherhood and wife duties call on US a lot but...as MRSVK11 pointed out, WE are important too so I'm taking that in stride, one day at a time :)

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5/24/12 7:21 A

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Yesterday in the afternoon (Wednesday) when I was doing laundry at the laundromat (septic acting up) and carrying the loads of clothes in and out, I could hardly take it. My arms felt very weak (I had added extra effort to strength training on Sunday --delayed onset fatigue is more delayed as you get older, I think) and I could hardly finish the job. I had felt so tired at work (desk job) earlier yesterday that I could hardly focus. The evening before I had line danced for 2 hours and got home at 9:30PM. Was so wound up and hungry that I could not fall asleep until midnight and then woke up at 4:30 AM. The line dancing, along with the 2 hours or so of yardwork a few times a week that I incorporated for the sake of fitness & helping my husband (huge landscaped yard) made my legs feel tired and week. Yesterday the sense of starvation hit me and all I could do was eat to fill my stomach. Then I laid down on the couch and napped for about an hour. Husband wanted to go out and eat with friends which was OK with me. Plus I have pledged to trying to improve my relationship with him and want to make sure he and I are getting time together, especially after my meltdown which he observed about a week ago. This AM (Thursday) I do feel a lot better but know I need to go to teach line dance this afternoon and am not as prepared as I'd like...too tired yesterday afternoon to practice and last evening went out with husband.

Yup, I'd say this is too tired! That much I have figured out. Suggestions?

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