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12/9/17 3:38 P

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I used to play a lot of tennis, like 3 to 5 times a week, and a not bad player.

I stopped for the winter. When I came back to the court I started doing what I used to do. A game or two into the first set I pulled a stomach muscle, and that took about 2 months to feel better.

In that first time back then went super easy on the serves after that. But not my other shots. What I didn't notice at the time was my elbow (tennis elbow). But I certainly noticed it the next day, and for a while after that.

So the next year, when the season started, I started out very slowly, just happy if my serve got in, and not hitting my forehead and back hand so hard. I eased into the season with only minor aches in the transition.

So we remember what we used to do, and when we haven't done it in a while ... we just have to slowly build up.

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12/9/17 3:12 P



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XTHEJOURNALIST,

You have to start somewhere. If you have been sedentary for a long time, don't try to do too much too soon. Slowly ease into a regular routine so that your body has time to adapt to that routine.

One thing you can do that will help you get back into shape and a routine is to set a goal to take a 30 minute walk each day for one week. If you're healthy enough to walk for 30 minutes, start with a daily walk. Experts will tell you that taking a 30 minute brisk walk each day can reduce your risk for heart disease by over 30%. Not bad for a 30 minute walk.

Rome wasn't built in a day and neither were you. Give yourself time to get back into a routine and into shape.


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12/9/17 2:17 P

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I'm having the same trouble. I used to be extremely strong and so weights at the gym almost everyday and do up to 3 classes back to back but i've done nothing for almost 4 years (i had to stop everything when i got pregnant because of complications) and a 10 minute strength home workout video is really burning and i only just made it through a 25 minute cardio video and thats doing the easier modified version!!

Anyway just consistent and you'll be able to build it back up before you know it



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12/9/17 7:59 A

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that's pretty good. I blacked out after less than 5 minutes during my very first workout ever.

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12/8/17 9:01 P

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When I started doing martial arts I almost passed out just doing a light jog around the mats which was part of the warm up.

As the sessions continued I made it through the warm up, kept getting stronger, faster... Later I was breaking wood with my punches and kicks, and sometimes leading the warm-up of the class.

Just stick with it.

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12/8/17 7:08 P

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Instead think: Wow... I am out of shape and haven't been doing this for a long time, but I got through two of the three rounds. Yay me!

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12/8/17 6:45 P

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2 rounds out of 3 isn't terrible, though! It's better to stop and rest when you need a break than to push too hard and end up discouraged or, worse, injured. Keep doing a bit every day, and you'll be able to get through all 3 rounds before you know it!



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12/8/17 3:51 P

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I'm back after a long hiatus. I did 30 minutes of yoga this morning, and followed it up a few hours later with a 30 minute cardio workout for beginners. Well, I couldn't even get through it! I stopped on round two out of three. I'm feeling pretty disappointed in myself, and a little discouraged. I guess I am REALLY out of shape. Yikes.

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