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Back On Track After Illness Or Injury

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Baby steps build big successes. Forget about where you were before you needed to interrupt or change the path of your journey and evaluate where you are right now. Your muscles have memories and will come back as long as you just simply get moving. Taking that first 10 minute work out with Coach Nichol or walking to the end of the street. The point is to just do and do it consistently. Gently move back into the marathon you! It won't take long and if you do it right, you'll stay healthy.

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Make sure you have cleared returning to your workouts with your doctor or physical therapist. The muscles will burn again, but it's much better than being hurt and laid up again.

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  • That's great advice. I recently had surgery and other issues, and just yesterday, I was able to get on the elliptical for 59 minutes. The eating is still something I am taking day by day, and I'm trying to get more enthusiasm and a better attitude about the process. I actually rewarded myself by going shopping, which helped a bit. (O.K. That helped a lot.) - by MARIAJESTRADA
  • Love it! I'm being careful but optimistic about recovery from a rib injury - I KNOW I will be SuperStrong again someday and I'm happy to make the baby steps to get there right now. - by COXBETH
  • This is the motivation I needed. I am going for therapy on my hip today. emoticon - by LYNETTA40
  • 1GOODCOOK2
    Thanks for the reminder! Between neck surgery, a back injury AND foot surgery in the past year and a half, it has been such a challege for me to accomplish my weight loss goals. I am looking forward to a healthy 2013 and exercising again is going to be a big part of bringing it about! - by 1GOODCOOK2

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