Exercising With Crohn's

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farfrmnormal
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   Posted 5/12/2010 12:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey all - I am curious what some of you do to help keep the weight off.

I am by no means over weight but since going on the Remicade I have gained about 35lbs and would really like to be at my goal weight of 125lbs. When I say gained 35lbs, I mean I have gained 35lbs from my lowest weight of 100lbs (when I was really sick). Before I got really sick I weighed around 125lbs and would like to weigh that again. I used to kickbox before and that helped keep me in shape - but I am so freaking tired after work now days that even the thought of exercise puts me over the edge. I don't think I will be kickboxing again (price went up too high) but I am thinking about doing the Shaun T Insanity workout - Anyone here ever tried it?

Hope everyone is feeling their best.
- Diagnosed Nov 08' but undiagnosed for 13 years prior with no major problems
- First major flare Aug-Sep 09 - I attribute it to intolerance to meds and crappy GI
- Perianal abscess - EUA with drainage and Seton put in
- Meds: Remicade for life


MMMNAVY
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   Posted 5/12/2010 12:40 PM (GMT -7)   
how is your walking ability?
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farfrmnormal
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   Posted 5/12/2010 1:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh I can walk quite well. I have no real physical limitations with regards to my ability to walk etc. The only limitation I have is if I have to make a quick dash to the facilities I don’t like to be too far from them. This is why I prefer to do organized sports (Baseball, kickboxing etc – somewhere I have access to a bathroom). I know my endurance will increase as I exercise more – it’s just getting there. I guess I’m curious about pushing my limits and finding out if others have can successfully complete intense workouts with this disease (while fairly healthy). I’m 28 and have always been a go getter and I feel like I’m being a tad lazy by not exercising more. I need to beat the feeling of being tired.
- Diagnosed Nov 08' but undiagnosed for 13 years prior with no major problems
- First major flare Aug-Sep 09 - I attribute it to intolerance to meds and crappy GI
- Perianal abscess - EUA with drainage and Seton put in
- Meds: Remicade for life


almost30inMI
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   Posted 5/12/2010 1:09 PM (GMT -7)   
My hubby and I did the P90x workout. It is intense but you push yourself as far as you can. Exercising 6 days a week made me feel good and I got stronger too. After 30 days, my joints decided to lock up and I had to fall off the program. But plan on starting it again to get the baby weight off next year. Just remember your limits and find something you enjoy. I liked the P90x because you can do it at home and don't need that much equipment. Start off slow and work up to intense exercise.



Taking asacol 12pills/day. Was on Remicade for ~1yr. Switching to Humira May 25th. Currently pregnant (due Nov 2010)
Diagnosed with Crohns in 1998. Been on and off pred, entocort, immuran, asacol. Currently on Remicade every 6 weeks along with Asacol. Began having joint pain 01/2010.


farfrmnormal
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   Posted 5/12/2010 1:19 PM (GMT -7)   
It’s great to hear that you (almost30inMI) were able to at least start with the P90x. The Shaun T workout is a beachbody workout as well and is what I am starting this evening. The entire workout relies on using your own body weight and intense cardio - this one gives you a fit test every 2 weeks to see if you have improved your endurance. Instead of pausing the DVD like on P90x you only do what you can. I'm hoping it works for me. I will also be incorporating the P90x in to my work out routine as well. I am hoping to do the Shaun T three days a week and the P90x 3 days a week.

Did you notice a big difference in your muscle tone and did you lose inches as well?
- Diagnosed Nov 08' but undiagnosed for 13 years prior with no major problems
- First major flare Aug-Sep 09 - I attribute it to intolerance to meds and crappy GI
- Perianal abscess - EUA with drainage and Seton put in
- Meds: Remicade for life


GDen
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   Posted 5/12/2010 3:02 PM (GMT -7)   
I bicycle every 1-2 days. It really helps give me energy, manage weight, and doesn't take too long.
Cimzia, Asacol


specialknbug
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   Posted 5/12/2010 3:26 PM (GMT -7)   
I go to kickboxing 2 days a week, boot camp 2 days a week and then spinning class once a week. But while I'm on remicade, all I do is gain right now. Hopefully it'll be different in your case. I think intense workouts makes you feel better so have fun!

Escalador
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   Posted 5/12/2010 10:09 PM (GMT -7)   
i started to rock climb 2 years ago and now im addicted. I usually train 4 to 5 times a week and go outside to climb. Unfortunatly i had a resection last week so i'll have to start all over again but thats ok, i'll be back better, just like lance armstrong. :)))i
 
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almost30inMI
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   Posted 5/13/2010 2:54 AM (GMT -7)   
The first 30 days of P90x gave me more muscle tone and I was able to do 2-3 pull ups. I couldn't even do one at the beginning! I could also make it thru abRipperX after 3 weeks. I didn't need to lose any weight just tone up what I had. Just remember to listen to your body and do what you can 3, 5, 10 push-ups, etc. Have fun.
Diagnosed with Crohns in 1998. Been on and off pred, entocort, immuran, asacol. Currently on Remicade every 6 weeks along with Asacol. Began having joint pain 01/2010.


farfrmnormal
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   Posted 5/13/2010 5:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the replies all - keep em coming.

I'd love to kickbox again, but the prices at the local club went up 40% and I just can't justify spending that kind of money. Maybe things will look up and they will drop their prices again.

I really hope I don't keep gaining weight. I know it's probably because my body was deprived of nutrients for so long, but I'd really like to hope I can at least get things under control and prevent that from happening.

I think once I start toning things up my clothes will start fitting better. That's my main concern right now.

I have to have a resection in the fall so I am hoping I can get toned up before hand so I can come back strong and not get too out of shape again like I did when I was on bed rest for 5 months last fall.

I didn't get around to doing my workout last night - I think I may start it on a day when I have a little more time after work.
- Diagnosed Nov 08' but undiagnosed for 13 years prior with no major problems
- First major flare Aug-Sep 09 - I attribute it to intolerance to meds and crappy GI
- Perianal abscess - EUA with drainage and Seton put in
- Meds: Remicade for life


tewcute
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   Posted 5/13/2010 6:28 PM (GMT -7)   
I was an avid exerciser until my crohns hit me last october. I literally went 6 months without working out. Now I am back to it and do feel better for doing it. I can't say mine are overly intense yet but my doc recommened I start slow and he told me I had to begin listening to my body. He said it will tell me what I can handle. Gage how you feel a day after your workout. Are you energized or fatigued? If you are overly fatigued maybe scale it back a bit and see how things go. It is funny before I was hit with my first prolonged flare I took working out for granted. When I was really at my worst I told myself if I ever feel better I will never take this body for granted again and will say a prayer of thanks for every day I feel well enough to work out and so far I have kept to that promise.
Dx with crohns February 25, 2010. But suspect I had it since 2002 with very mild symptoms.
4 lialda a day.
3 entocort daily for the next few months
hyosamine for daytime
Bentyl for evening
Ferrous Sulfate(iron supplement)

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