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I simply do not believe that exercise gives you energy

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Where do you get the energy to exercise??? I work 4 or 5 days a week. I have to get the laundry done, the garbage taken out, kitchen cleaned, a little cooking, food shopping, errands for my husband, go to weekly wound clinic appointments. On Saturday and Sunday I want to move as little as possible...I am depleted. I simply do not believe that exercise gives you energy...sounds like a pipe dream. Santa Claus. 20 years ago it would have been possible, but 20 years ago I was fit because my job kept me moving. At 70 I feel like every movement is a PUSH!!!!
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    I too am 70 for another couple of weeks and don't find exercise gives me energy. I have more energy since I've lost weight so some could be because I also exercise. I don't work, I'm retired and no husband. I have a daughter that does the laundry and shopping but I'm doing more. I still get tired.
    3043 days ago
    Are there other health issues that you are facing, like hypothyroidism? It can leave you sluggish as well as the CFS that another member talked about. Maybe there is something else that is draining you. I have hypothyroidism so I have to push myself to exercise. It is no magic pill however. It has to be consistent. When I think it isn't making any difference I stop and then notice that things HAD become easier for me but I just didn't realize it. So, just keep doing it. As to the time, well, I love to Oxycise!. But the easiest time for me is to do the Commuter Routine in the car. I just love it! It's like I get to accomplish two things at once.
    Perhaps you could try something similar since you are very busy also. Because of Oxycise! I can sneak in extra "breaths" while doing other things. Or maybe you can just walk in place during a commercial on tv or while waiting for the water to boil. I can appreciate the frustration that you must be feeling, just don't quit.
    3045 days ago
    I don't think it is just a question of exercise. When I weighed 288 pounds and didn't exercise, just walking up a flight of stairs got me tired out. I weigh 240 pounds now and exercise 5-7 nights. Last night Mother nature dropped 16 inches of snow on us. Today my sons and I spent 2 hours digging out. I didn't get tired or short of breath. When we were done I made a snow fort for my grandson. 2 hours later I was doing my 40 minutes on the treadmill. I Turn 60 next summer and I want to weigh the same on my 60th birthday as I did when I was 50. So exercise and diet work hand in hand and I do have more energy but I think it has to do with having to expend less energy just being me and pushing around the bulk. I remember many years ago someone asked me why I ran up a flight of stairs. I said 'because I can'. I want to be able to do that again. I want to get rid of the 100 pound gorilla that was on my back. emoticon
    3045 days ago
    Exercise has given me energy before and I used to believe that it didn't just like you. For me, the biggest task is to get moving because when I do, I feel energized. I have even felt more energetic after I finish a workout. It's like I get a jolt of adrenaline or something. I get pumped and I'm on some kind of euphoric high. However, when I don't exercise, I feel so sluggish. Hmmmmmm?
    3045 days ago
  • GPGIRL74
    It has never really given me energy and I'm 35 and do less than you. But I also have CFS. There is really no cure but to eat right, exersice and get adequete sleep. So I usually just end up pusing myself through. I think you are doing well for all you do at 70.
    3045 days ago
  • RENA1965
    It does, but the food you eat has to have content to carry us..
    3045 days ago
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