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amberly
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   Posted 4/3/2009 8:40 AM (GMT -7)   
I am having a hard time with exercising. Last summer I was 20 pounds lighter and could do alot more as far as the fitness, I have had a really hard year with my lupus and my kidneys and I'm trying to get back into shape but it is so hard. I have started walking and I can do that with ease but I added weights into my routine (very light) and I get so sore and stay sore for days - then I'm back to square one. any advice?

Ginny
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   Posted 4/3/2009 9:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Amberly,
 
I"m in the same boat as you.  I'm sticking to just walking.  Not adding any weights until I really feel strong enough to do them.
 
The other thing I do is alternate the walking one day, just weights the next day.  Back and forth.  And really go slow. Anything is better than nothing!  At least you're doing it, right!
 
Slow and steady..... wink
Ginny
I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. I have learned in whatever state I am in,to be content. Phillipians 4:11-13

35 years old. Diagnosed with Lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, Anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke, 2002), Sjogren's, Raynaud's, Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck), anxiety, Chinook migraines. Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, Didrocal, Cozaar, Zoloft, Neurontin, calcium, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus
 
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AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 4/3/2009 4:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Amber,

Ginni is right . . . add the weights v-e-r-y slowly. Maybe even do the moves with no weights at first and then add just a pound. Do less reps when you add weight too. And increase very slowly and only after a full week of managing the current routine.

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aimsgirl16
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   Posted 4/4/2009 6:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Well yesterday the doctor told me that I can start exercising again. I went for a walk today and had to cut it extremly short due to pain in my lower back. Not quite sure what is causing this pain but it happens when I sit for too long at my desk or if I walk for too long or even if I stand up too quickly! Probably has something to do with the extra weight i have put on. So my question is...what exercises do you guys recommend? Do you think riding a bike would be better until I can loose some weight? I though about swimming but then realized that everywhere you go to swim indoors now requires you where a bathing suite and i am telling you now, I will never be able to wear one of those things again! (Don't want to give people nightmares...LOL) What do you think about Curves? Hydrolic Machines so I wouldnt be lifting weights but would still be getting a work out. What have you all done for exercises?

Amy

 

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alim0nkey
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   Posted 4/5/2009 6:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Swimming is good excercise and I say stuff what you look like in a swim suite cause you can guarantee there will always be someone looking worse or feeling worse than you do! I used to love the rowing machine at the gym, but I can't afford to go to the gym at the moment, I am thinking about getting a machine at home.

Ginny
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   Posted 4/5/2009 7:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Amy,
 
I agree that swimming would probably be the most gentle exercise.  Ha, I had a horrible experience with swimming though. I also have really bad lower back issues.  I have what's called sacroiliitis.  BRUTAL!  Even doing a light swim made my back beg for mercy!  I think it was the way my back was arching.  Holy smokers, I'll never swim again!  But give it a try and see how you do.  Maybe you'll have better results!
 
I have my mountain bike set up on a special stand so that I can use it indoors as well as outside.  It works well for me when my butt isn't too sore from my Fibro.  It's one issue after another!
I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. I have learned in whatever state I am in,to be content. Phillipians 4:11-13

35 years old. Diagnosed with Lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, Anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke, 2002), Sjogren's, Raynaud's, Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck), anxiety, Chinook migraines. Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, Didrocal, Cozaar, Zoloft, Neurontin, calcium, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus
 
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