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1/13/18 7:38 P

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For me, it's never a motivation issue, I actually love exercise. What did me in was the depression and overeating that came when I could barely move. Lost 60 lbs and regained nearly all of it. Not an excuse but so disheartening, discouraging and disgusting. Do my best not to feel sorry for myself but in the midst of the next 2 surgeries. Just wish I appreciated health when I had it.



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1/13/18 7:36 P

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In addition to the chair exercises here on Spark, there are lots of videos on YouTube, as well.

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1/13/18 10:11 A

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I have been paralyzed for 7 years and cannot walk. I will take my manual wheelchair and basically just do laps like most people would do laps around a walking track. I also play adaptive sports like sled hockey, wheelchair basketball, and wheelchair tennis.

My suggestion to everyone is to just keep going and don't let anything stop you from your goals.

After I was paralyzed I was giving lots of steroids which blew me up like a balloon my highest weight was 250 and I am now down to 170 where I have plateaued. My goal weight is between 115 and 120.

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3/13/17 6:11 P

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Multiple sclerosis, arthritis and other issues can get me down and keep me from doing the exercise I would like to do. Often I walk in my home. Recent fall shattered my right wrist so subsequent surgery is still healing. I hate going back to cane or chair, but this is second major fall in three months and there have been a few minor mishaps along the way. I do what I can to stay as strong as I can. I'm in maintenance at 5'4", 114 pounds. I have small bones, so I know falls are likely to be challenging. I'm trying to figure out how best to manage this into the future.

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3/5/17 10:59 A

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I have a couple of different disabilities (which means no gym for me) so I need to find exercises I can do at home. I have found that the Leslie Sansone Walking videos as fab. If you can do walking. I was also told my the specialist I had to see for my back to start doing yoga and am now looking to incorporate that in as well.
Best of luck to you as you find what works for you.


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NEBRASKANNIE Posts: 24
2/16/17 8:14 P

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I'm in a wheelchair with chronic pain issues and have similar experiences with pain and exercising. I've just discovered the chair exercises here on sparkpeople, especially the core exercise workout. I really like them.

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1/31/17 9:51 A

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Pathfinder52 i do agree talking to my doctor or pain clinic is a good idea but my doctor doesnt offer any suggestions when i approach her. All i get is just move. People dont reealize with my size its not that easy and just walking to my trash can is a chore. i try and stay positive but its not always easy when your in so much pain.

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1/31/17 9:44 A

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I am so glad you shared what you did with the mobility issues you had.
i love your inspiration and determination even with little movement..I do think its important to know that even with our body struggles we can still move something. This is a wonderful post.

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1/31/17 3:22 A

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Yoga! There is always something I can do. When I couldn't walk, I substituted arm cycling on an upper-body exercise ergometer. I did modified plank position with my hands on the wall, forward bends sitting on a chair, twists sitting sideways in a chair with my hands on the chair back, and so on. Moving in a warm pool also helps.

I am glad you are opening up new possibilities!

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1/28/17 1:08 P

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With arthritis in nearly every joint and bursitis in both hips, I find that the path to any exercise at all is a good pain-management plan! I work with my primary care physician and a specialist in pain management to keep my pain under control -- this enables me to keep moving, even on the crappy days!

Living in MN, it has bee really cold this winter and that's not very motivating for me. My goal is to get back into the pool this spring and use the time I have at work to increase my walking (we have an 8-floor building) instead of just sitting. The workplace has also offered a "well at work" program that coaches you through chair exercises I can do at my desk.

It is the incremental little changes that work best for me, 10 minutes here, 2 flights of stairs there -- it all adds up!

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The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another's, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises.

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1/27/17 1:36 P

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"What does everyone do for exercise to break it up when you have disabilities?"

That would depend upon the disabilities, and the recommendations of your doctors.
In what way are you disabled?

"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand."
~ Randy Pausch

"There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results."
~ Art Turock

"We have a saying in Tibet: If a problem can be solved, there is no use worrying about it. If it can't be solved, worrying will do no good."
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1/27/17 11:58 A

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It's not easy with my mobility issues.
I hurt so bad to put pressure on my legs but i know how important
It is to keep moving.
I don't have a pool I wish I did so I just do chair exercising and
I hop on my mini trampoline. I was told that will raise my heart rate
And so I do it. I know that isn't exciting but my only choices.
my disability is 2 bad knees torn ligaments and severe lymphdema
in my calfs and legs.
I do have a recumbent bike but I'm not motivated to use it yet.
Keep pushing yourself the alternative is worse.
Do you have any friends that might help you? I don't and wish I did but
Maybe someday. Good luck!!

Edited by: CHATTYKITCAT at: 1/27/2017 (14:39)
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1/26/17 10:34 A

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Been swimming, weights, chair exercises but it gets so boring. What does everyone do for exercise to break it up when you have disabilities?

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