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Started another week at Planet Fitness

Monday, August 13, 2018

I’m still loving going to pf. Went earlier today and I’m feeling my workout tonight. Here’s my latest routine
16 minutes on the all over machine or as my son calls it the ski machine
20 minutes on the treadmill
7 minutes on the HydroMassage
Then tried my hand at some of the strength training machines. Here’s my story. I’m so intimidated by the front of the gym and all the weight equipment
. With my son I attempted a few and couldn’t do anything or I made it through 3 with 5 reps one at 10 lbs of weight. The others at 25 lbs. one of my biggest problems is I’m too short to get on these crazy things. If I move the seats up, well my leg won’t go over the seat. Embarrassing to say the least. I do what I can. Unfortunately my chest from my collarbone down to my ribs isn’t ready for this yet. One I could do, hurt my sternum. That’s the area that took the force of my fall. Bummer.
I have a pinched nerve in my neck and it’s been aggravated from these new things I’m doing. I’ve had headaches and full blown migraines everyday for the last 2 weeks. My meds aren’t doing anything for very long. So it’s pain central but I’m pushing on.
I’m not new to pain. You can accept it and keep moving or get depressed and curl up. I’ve been on both sides of the coin here. That’s why I’m in terrible shape. That’s why I’m working through it. Sometimes it helps lessen the pain. I listen to my body. Minor pains I can work through. Moderate pain, depends on where it is. If in my knees or back, I have to either adapt and see if the pain lessens or remains. If if remains I end that workout and move on.
I thought the treadmill would be my problem but it’s the exercise bikes, regular and recumbent, both hurt my knees something awful. If I make it to 6 minutes it’s a miracle.
Even my smaller recumbent bike at home kills my knees. Bad knees suck. My right one has a big bone spur on the kneecap and loves to hyper extend. My left one has 2 screws in it. It also likes to lock and throw me.
Find what you love and do it.
I’m over 14,000 steps in today too.

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    You go girl friend... I am just now trying .. for the zillionith time....to do something and most of all stick with it.
    148 days ago
    I walk, I move. Closest fitness center to me is 30 minutes away, so not convenient, but tablet does provide learning, just no machines.
    158 days ago
    You are doing great. You're doing "your" thing the way you want. emoticon
    I had one knee replaced 15 years ago and it was the best thing I've ever done for myself. emoticon
    Baby steps are important because you will build up your stamina. emoticon emoticon
    Remember even baby steps can take you a long way. emoticon
    162 days ago
    I'm glad you are finding your!! Impressive step count emoticon I have problems with my knees as well, and was thinking about getting a stationary bike. Thanks for sharing your experience!
    162 days ago
  • FROSTY99
    Trial & error-do what works for you. I can't do the treadmill but the elliptical doesn't stress my joints out so that is my go to where others can't do it at all. Hope the migraines get better as your body adjusts to the new routine.

    162 days ago
  • MARYA89
    I admire you for trying and moving forward however you can!
    162 days ago
    You are an inspiration to so many
    163 days ago
    I remember the first time I got on an elliptical machine at the gym. I lasted 6 minutes and I was pushing it. Today I can do an hour at a moderate setting. It's all about doing a little at a time and finding your limits. I can also relate to the aches and pains although I don't have migraine. For sure there is a knee replacement in my future. You're doing a fantastic job. I appreciate your determination despite your challenges and limitations. Keep up the progress. it's worth it.
    163 days ago
    Don't get discouraged it takes time to adjust. Talk to the staff, best wishes.
    163 days ago
    The gym should have staff. I am sure that they would be glad to help you get the machine set up for size. In the beginning I just made a note of the settings on each machine so I could do it myself after that. Took my phone and took pictures. Best wishes!
    163 days ago
    You're doing so good. emoticon emoticon
    163 days ago
    Don't give up...you'll find something that works.
    163 days ago
    Your experimentation lead you to Planet Fitness. I would try some water exercises. Water=resistance.
    163 days ago
    Wow, good discovery process and attitude!
    163 days ago
    It takes time & lots of experimenting to find what works for you. You can so this!
    163 days ago
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