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Feeling a little defeated

Monday, November 02, 2015

As some of you know I am having a Sciatica issue that I am seeing a Physical therapist for .
For the last couple of months I have been forcing myself to go on my daily walks, in pain I muddled through them every day .

My PT states that he doesn't want me to walk outside right now, and suggested a treadmill walk , I took a 10 minute walk the other day , and that night I was in pain .

I told the PT, and he suggested I stick to a strength routine .

I have lost thirty two pounds , and right now I am feeling defeated, I want to feel better , I want to go to Zumba , and honestly I want to RUN , but right now I cant even walk without being in pain .

Any advice on the strength exercises for me?

Any lower body strength like squats or lunges are not possible right now .

Need to concentrate on upper body strength .

Thanks in advance

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  • MAYIE53
    Awwwww Stacy, so sorry to hear you are going through this pain. Don't give up. I feel your frustration, disappointment and fear of regaining the weight. The posters below have given you good advice and the plus with strength training is that muscle tissue is more active than other tissue therefore it burns far more calories. I have 3 pound dumbbells which I use twice a week in a Senior's exercise group. I know this isn't much but I really noticed the difference when the group stopped running for the three months in the summer. Best of luck. Hang in there. We are with you! emoticon emoticon
    1856 days ago
    I will , thanks for the encouragement !! I had lost 50 pounds a few years ago , and then I hurt my knee , and gained it all back , I don't want that to happen again .
    1857 days ago
  • MITCHSTA1232
    I have heard of some people using a "hand bike." Other than that, I would work on dumbell work with biceps, triceps, shoulders, chest, and maybe upper back. Sending strength as you work through this challenging time. ♡♡♡ Stacy
    1857 days ago
    Sorry to hear that you are in so much pain. I hope that they can help you feel better. Best wishes! Heather
    1857 days ago
    So sorry you're hurting. Concentrate on your intake for now... look for seated exercises also.
    1857 days ago
    Check out some of the Spark videos for upper body or even some of the seated ones. Keep focused. You can get through this and continue to lose weight. Use this time to really zero in on the nutrition side of things to keep the weight loss rolling.
    1857 days ago
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