Firstly I want to say that I get alot of "exercise " with my work , I own a kennel and there is alot of bending , lifting , etc involved. Alot of days I barely drag myself thru . ..
which leads me to my question . I have accumulated about 40ish lbs . I know it can't be good for my body to be carrying this extra weight around .
Last fall when I was the sickest , I thought I had Multiple Sclerosis or ALS , I had NO strength in my arms and my legs felt like they were coated in cement . I was very weak , and the worst of it lasted 3 months , then I went Gluten free and cleaned my diet up really strict , it helped alot , I started to feel much better . But then within a month I had another small relapse .. then it seems that it ebs and tides .. I'll feel pretty good only to come crashing down with severe fatigue , pain and soreness all over and its hard to brush my hair , or change the baby . Doing anything with my hands is challenging . I also have a big issue with air hunger, when this is acting up , it just feels like I am suffocating .
So this all gets in the way of me exercising . I am scared of it now I am afraid that if I push too hard I could collapse or I could stop breathing . Or I could have a heart attack ! I feel like my heart might just give up . Or that my diaphram might just not be able to lift and breathe if I get out of breath.
I know it always feels extreme when your out of shape and trying to get back in shape , but with everything that I experience to do with the lyme I am scared to do what i know it takes to get fit . I'm scared that it will lower my immune system or something .
What should I do ? I already get moderate exercise from cleaning kennels and doing my duties up there . But how do I get back in shape in the face of this illness ? Its really bothering me , I am a single Mom , and I am now 36 , I see things happening with my body due to age that I know I could fix if I start now , but seems like if I continue the years of no toning and no cardio than its going to be a downward spiral . I just want my body to be sleek and strong like it use to be . It bothers me that along with the way I feel ... now I look like a I feel . I dont mind the normal aging process stuff , I know we can't look 18 forever , and that is not my goal .. I just want to have definition and strength and to be able to sit in a pair of jeans without 3 rolls getting in the way .
did any of you workout to get into shape or lose weight after being sick wiht lyme . Am I even able to do this ? Is it safe ? Or is it bad for me to work out . What I would like to do for workouts is , toning using 5lb weights , walk on treadmill with my ankle weights ( eventually ) . Ab lounge ( I love my ab lounge , helps the abs without hurting the neck ) . I just feel so weak in my torse and so "weird" that I am scared to do anything that fatigues those m uscles . ..