Using the treadmill!!

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   Posted 1/14/2007 10:29 AM (GMT -7)   
My wife and I got ourselves a treadmill for Christmas and we put it together New Year's Day right in front of the TV in the bonus room. I have been on it just about every day since and it has really improved my sense of well being. I have gained 30 lbs since meeting my wife in college and always wanted to be that slender guy again. I have seen some quick improvement and my anxiety seems to be more controllable now. I just was on it for 45 minutes this morning. At first, I got panicky on the treadmill since I felt my heart racing and some chest pain from my muscles being tight (clean bill of health from several doctors ), but now I am getting accustomed to the feeling and now it is addicting. I have gotten my heart rate up to 165 bpm and now if I get a little panicky during the day and my heart races, I know that it races much higher when I exercise. Good stuff!! :-) I plan to get back to my 160 lbs and improve my golf game this summer. I also want to be healthy for my first child that is due in a couple of weeks. I think this exercising stuff works for anxiety!
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   Posted 1/14/2007 10:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Glad to hear the treadmill is helping...Excercise does tend to help alot of aspects fo life keep it up and be well.
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   Posted 1/14/2007 11:06 AM (GMT -7)   
As a lifelong  runner and one who uses the treadmill on occassion I can assure you that exercise is a tremendous relief and very good for you. Your heart is an amazing organ and muscle I might add. Trust it and keep it healthy. The more you work at it the better you are going to feel.

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   Posted 1/14/2007 5:06 PM (GMT -7)   
The key thing is trusting my heart. There are soo many odd symptoms of P/A that simulate heart conditions.
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   Posted 1/14/2007 6:16 PM (GMT -7)   
i used to love running..but yeah, now im super sensitive about any change in my body...just the thought of a racing heart just freaks me out. im trying to get over it day at a time, as they say..
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   Posted 1/14/2007 6:44 PM (GMT -7)   
I was like you Paranoid Girl when I got on the treadmill at first, but I told myself this would help more than it would hurt and now the racing heart actually feels good since I am moving rapidly with it. The racing heart is very uncomfortable when I am driving down the freeway, but now I know that my heart rate is not near as high as it is on the treadmill and I am ok. I still worry about my heart though since I get PVCs which are scary.

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   Posted 1/14/2007 10:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Give you lots of credit, I myself could not do this I freak out if my heart rate gets above 92 which it does when I clean house ect. I refused a stress test cause it makes your heart rate so high, Keep it up if it works for you I admire someone that has enough courage to overcome a fear.
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