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10/11/17 3:38 A

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It may be your body telling you that you have been overdoing it. I understand that working out is your stress-relief but I think you have been pushing yourself too hard. When you are feeling better, start out slowly - not where you left off. You'll put your body under too much stress and that will develop injuries much faster. Give your body the time to adjust itself to your workouts and take good care of yourself. Massages, hot baths, gentle walking will all speed up your recovery. Don't feel guilty for eating crappy foods, forgive yourself and start over, you deserve it!

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10/9/17 10:21 A

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I'm sending healing vibes.

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10/9/17 3:32 A

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Hang in there- I know what it's like to be trying to get back after injury/surgery. Take it easy, one step at a time... don't rush, don't feel you have to do everything at once... Be calm and gentle with yourself and you will be ok emoticon

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9/30/17 10:44 P

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I am older, 75 , and had hip surgery last year. I viewed it much the same as an injury. I followed doctor's orders and gradually built back up. When one part of you is injured, you exercise with the other parts while gradually building up the part of you that was injured. I think I am more physically fit now than I have ever been in my life. I may have to have to have surgery early next year. I will keep myself as physically fit as I can and begin building up again after surgery. How much you can do depends on your attitude. You will notice that after my posts there is a sentence:"Where there is a will, there is a way." I really believe that.

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If not, you'll find an excuse.
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9/29/17 6:49 A

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Just make sure that you go carefully and warm up/down properly to help reduce the risk of further injuries.

Good luck for reaching your goals :-)

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9/28/17 9:54 P

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Many of us can relate!! Just Hang In Thar, and this will all soon be a distant memory.

My dismal time was last year after committing to go on an Alaskan Backpack trip... While training, my right hip kept hurting worse...that deep, inside the joint pain. Surprise: arthritis!! Ooh just was March, the trip in July. I went to Physical Therapy...and worked my buns off on her exercises for 12 plus weeks....
(Like really...doing 3 sets of side leg lifts is going to make this go away??? hmmmm) End result: the view from the TOP of Chilkoot Pass was worth every minute of it.!
Have Faith... persevere!
(PS...I'm 66 now....)

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9/28/17 3:56 P

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Injuries happen to us all. This year, I had planned to run a half marathon in May. I started training during the winter because we had a mild winter January/February. Winter didn't really hit until March. So I wasn't able to get in much training because of the lousy weather.

I figured that I had plenty of time because the race wasn't until the end of May. I picked up training again in April. By the end of April, I had managed to sprain my ankle. I could barely walk. forget about running. I can't tell you how disappointed I was. I knew there was no way to be able to run 13.1 with a sprained ankle.

What happened ? I stopped running. I walked. I did strength training. I thought that worse case scenario, I would run the 5 mile course instead of the half marathon. And that's what happened. My ankle healed just enough to make it through five miles. I was happy for that, but seriously bummed that I could do the half.

I didn't run all summer. I still haven't because I wanted to give my ankle time to fully heal.

Moral of the story, injuries happen. You do what you can and don't worry about what you can't. You give your body time to heal because the choice is this.

"Would you rather take 1-2 months off from your regular routine now to let your injury heal OR would you prefer to take 3-4 months off later to recover from surgery ?"

Having an injury is not the end of the world. It just means you really do have to be careful what you eat. Now, here's the good news, if you give your body time to heal, it will bounce back more quickly than you realize. You may be sore a day or two from DOMS, but once you're in a routine, your body will get fit faster. That doesn't mean the weight will come off faster.

Losing weight is a very slow process. so you can't beat yourself up because you got injured and ate a little too much junk. You know you want to make a change, that's what counts.

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9/28/17 12:45 P

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I'm not really posting for advice, just commiseration. After a really active summer during which I didn't even gain weight on vacation (rare), I managed -within a week -to strain the arch of my foot and get tennis elbow from weight lifting. After hobbling around for a week and struggling to twist door handles, I broke down and saw the sports medicine doctor, who had me quit my normal routine (running or kickboxing and weights-free and kettlebells) to heal for a month. I could do swimming or biking, which I did some but halfway through, I re-injured my foot during a beach weekend (rogue wave). Anyway, I was not working out for about six weeks all told!

I felt really depressed, because exercise is my stress-reliever, so instead of monitoring my calories more carefully, I would eat healthy foods all day, then give in to crunchy foods (potato chips, crackers, pretzels--the kind of stuff I normally avoid) when I was stressed out (work is nuts) at night.

Unsurprisingly, I gained five or six pounds. Sigh. I feel really gross. I'm drinking tons of water, I just got cleared to work out again, so I've started (slowly!) to do walk/run intervals and lift (lighter for now) weights. I've gone back to my veggies and lean meats, and I know it will take a while to feel good in my skin again and get back on the road.

Ugh. Also, I'm in my mid-40s and experiencing the fun of perimenopause. My hormones are insane and it's getting really hard to lose weight. Also, the bloating is nuts.

I just wanted to vent, and maybe to commiserate with someone. I know what to do and will do it.

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