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No more gym

Tuesday, July 09, 2019

With much sadness I canceled my gym membership. I went in and canceled the gym membership this morning. My body has been stressed to the max last year and this year. The doctor said possibly six months or longer for me to recover from this accident. He said added to the injuries I sustained last year in two falls my body needs rest, and lots of it. Walking is okay but lifting or using my arms too much for awhile is out of the question. I had a shoulder injury when I joined the gym last July. Working around that wasn't much fun and what I could do was very limited. It was the same last month when I went. So with these new injuries I felt that it was in my best interest to quit. I'm hoping that next February I might be able to attempt it again. Talking to the staff had me almost in tears. I'm doing what is best for my body at this time. So this next chapter of my life will be concentrating on recovery. I won't be tempted to workout at the gym and do further damage. My body has kept me know that it's not even operating at 50%. It's hurt and exhausted. My chest area and into my ribs is painful. Both shoulders and collarbone are very painful. My neck hurts too...whiplash is no joke. My asthma is causing difficulty breathing. Add insult to injury I've got hives too. My son said he had run across something mowing and broke out. He sat in my recliner and apparently got whatever on my chair. I sat in it and now I'm broke out. Such is life. This is a setback but I will continue to work towards my goals. One of which is rejoining the gym next year. Take care. Remember that you have many challenges in life and how you respond is the defining moment.
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    So sorry to hear! I need to do some catch up reading on ur blogs. emoticon
    129 days ago
    yes I understand - I can not do the gym either .. stopped 2 years ago with all the health issues.. and do not feel like going back - I have hand weights a stability ball and a ton of videos , and youtube does too, along with sparks...
    I hope you both are better from what ever made you break out

    emoticon sending healing prayers
    130 days ago
    So sorry that you had to cancel your gym membership. You rest up and heal your body. emoticon
    130 days ago
  • FRAN0426
    So sorry you needed to cancel your gym membership. However, to keep from going there this cancellation is for the best. The doctor said walking, no lifting weights or such, so resting all the painful areas is for the best. It wasn't getting better by going and trying to do the gym things. I hope that by the six months you will be doing fine and will be able to restart slowly doing activities at the gym.
    130 days ago
    So sorry to hear this..please take care of yourself and I will be praying things will get better for you.
    130 days ago
    ((((HUGS)))) sorry you had to make that decision, but you are wise to give your body what it needs to recuperate.
    130 days ago
    Sorry that you had to cancel your gym membership. Because of my problems I can't go to the gym so I just do things at home or walk if the weather is better outside.God bless you. emoticon emoticon
    130 days ago
  • KAREN608
    So many changes in your life. As to catching something from the recliner, I had that happen when someone took me home in their pickup. On the right armrest was poison ivy or stinging nettles. I think the plants have an oil on them we have to wash off. Can't see it so easy to spread. Hope you see some improvements in your pain as soon as you can.
    130 days ago
    How about pool aerobics? Can you do that? Sorry you had to cancel your membership.
    130 days ago
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