exercise kills me.... I swim, & used to go about
3-4 times a week, swim for about
45 minutes. Then I got really ill & could barely get out of bed, never mind exercise. Recently, I started swimming agin- I swam for about
40 minutes, & was wiped out for days afterward, weak muscles & all. I like it, & it makes me feel good while I'm doing it, but... I can't say that I've kept it up. Right now, I'm just too weak- I lost a lot of muscle mass, & trying to build it back up when you're in a state of inflammation is too tough. Also, when you're in a flare, you're metabloism is revved up really high, which puts you in a megative energy state, sort of. Like, you don't eat much casue of the UC, but you're body is burning calories like crazy, also caus of the UC. I'm hoping after surgery my stamina will improve, plus I'll be off meds so the fatigue from those should be gone. I'm good now for a nice leisurely walk around the block!