What helps me stay motivated is that the more weight I lose the more my asthma will be under control. I imagine myself being able to play all the sports I want to, walking up multiple flights of stairs, and being able to run around and have fun without getting so winded.
current weight: 225.2
Fitness Minutes: (5,053) Posts: 40 8/3/11 7:33 P
That's awsome!!! I'm glad you pulled yourself up by the boot straps "sorta speak" and pushed yourself... I always find the first 10 minutes to be the most difficult for me.... once I get passed that I'm usually good to go! CONGRATS on not letting asthma get you down!!!
Pounds lost: 13.0
Fitness Minutes: (17,933) Posts: 12,783 6/24/11 10:26 A
Your messages gave me the motivation to do my walking today even though I was feeling like the whole week was wasted. I did my nebulizer treatment and started my pace slower than usual, but soon found myself walking to my 'move it' music on my ipod.
Not only did the walking improve my mood, but upon getting home and checking my numbers on my timer and pedometer, I had walked my fastest mile average to date!! I had been trying to break the 15 min mile which is partly why I was so down that my asthma had flared up as I was sure I'd be back in the 20's somewhere. But, no! I walked a 14 min mile average and am feeling great. And I'm not wheezing from the exercise.
I went through a really bad cold with multiple asthma attacks in March that laid me out for two weeks and I didn't feel 100% for over a month. I had two goals during that time: the first was just to do the 10 minutes a day of exercise - whatever I could do - and the second was to not gain weight. I didn't lose any weight during that time, but I didn't gain any either and once I was recovered I was able to get back to where I had been. Don't try to compete with "healthy" people. We have our own fitness curve and you have to do what works for you.
North CA - PDT
Challenge Leader - Spring 5% Casual Travellers
current weight: 150.6
Fitness Minutes: (17,933) Posts: 12,783 6/23/11 10:05 A
Get back into it slowly! When you feel like you're getting tired, stop. Talk to your doctor! I know after having an asthma attack you want to pick up right where you left off, but you can't. Remember you had to work to get where you're at! Don't give up!
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Nahum 1:7 The Lord is good, a stronghold in the time of trouble and He knoweth them that trust in Him.
I had bad enough asthma on Monday and Tuesday that I was pretty much confined to bed for those two days. Naturally, on Wed, when I was feeling better, I still wasn't able to walk my average distance or do my weight training exercises.
While I feel like today I'll be able to walk farther, and probably do my exercise on Friday, I feel like I've lost a whole week from being sick on Monday and Tuesday.
I know all the motivational stuff says to pick yourself up and go back to what you were doing before you stopped, but how do you do that when one bad attack can set the whole program back a week or more?
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