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I am also becoming a weakling. I am on the small side so no one expects me to have Godzilla strength but it is frustrating not to be able to lift things like the O J or the kids backpacks. I haven't mentioned this to my family members cuz I don't want to be a constant complainer so I just hide it or work around it but it is frustrating.
May I suggest very light Yoga (i.e. stretching only, no poses)? This is what I do to keep my muscles as limber as I can. I have been able to do it through most of my flares, even if it is only the stretching parts. Even if it is sitting on a chair during a flare I try to stretch a little. As I come out of the flare I work my way to poses and holding the poses longer and deeper to work out my mucles and strengthen them.
Even when I am out of a flare, I can't work out intensly, it absolutely exhausts me, I stick to Yoga and walking and some "bouncing" on my mini trampoline.
Just some thoughts!