Posted 4/24/2014 4:32 PM (GMT -6)
Hi Jennie89, as for the yoga, I am not very flexible either, but I do what I can and I figure eventually I will get there.
Here are some videos of a seminar for me/cfs, they are pretty good. They talk about post exercise malaise. Basically it is that we get worse after exercising. For me, all my symptoms hit me hard about 2 days afterwards, even if it is just a brisk walk. I get really bad flu symptoms, headache, fatigue, muscle pains, etc. It can take me weeks to recover from it. What has happened now is that I have formed paranoia about doing anything for fear that it will make me sick again. I am trying to get over that and learn what my limits are, but it is hard.
Pilates is a another way of working your muscles without using heavy weights. My machine uses springs, It is easier on my body but still allows me to work out. If only I would do it more often :)