6 months and 16 minutes!

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Starburst
Starburst Member Posts: 2,546
edited 29. Sep 2015, 07:13 in Living with Arthritis archive
Between gastro and respiratory, they've got my haemoglobin levels up to normal and settled whatever was irritating my breathing. Rheum gave me the go ahead to get back to the gym and it took a few days to work up the courage but I did it over the weekend. After 6 months of nothing, I successfully managed 16 minutes of exercise at the gym. :mrgreen: My goal is to do 15-20 minutes at the gym once a week for the next couple of months and then review. There was a period of time when I wondered if I'd ever get back but I did it and I'm very proud.

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  • mig
    mig Member Posts: 7,154
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    Well done you. Mig
  • villier
    villier Member Posts: 4,426
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    That's great news Sophie..............go girl xx
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    smile another smile and soon there
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  • Boomer13
    Boomer13 Member Posts: 1,931
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    That's great news! Good for you!
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,281
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    Thats brilliant Sophie..don't forget there is no rush to up it...you will get there.. :)
    Love
    Barbara
  • slomo
    slomo Member Posts: 180
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    Well done you, you've every right to feel proud of yourself!
    slomo
  • Megrose489
    Megrose489 Member Posts: 779
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    Excellent news, good for you.

    Meg
  • Slosh
    Slosh Member Posts: 3,194
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    That's wonderful news. Well done you.
    He did not say you will not be storm tossed, you will not be sore distressed, you will not be work weary. He said you will not be overcome.
    Julian of Norwich
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,730
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    You have every right to be proud of yourself. Well done!

    I particularly like the plan which sounds just about achievable and not over-ambitious. (Always a recipe for disaster.) I hope all goes well on arthritis and work fronts so that you can manage it.
    If at first you don't succeed, then skydiving definitely isn't for you.
    Steven Wright
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
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    Excellent news, Sophie, well done you! As usual you are being sensible and planning to achieve rather than fail; you have a very wise head on very young shoulders. ((( ))) DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • Starburst
    Starburst Member Posts: 2,546
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    Well, shamefully I must admit that I have not returned. However, I did get as far as putting my trainers on my feet on Saturday! To be fair, I had a slight chest infection, so I shall excuse myself. Today is a 'study day' which is going splendidly, so far I have; stayed in bed until 9 am, made myself a cooked breakfast and watched TV. I am about to go for a short burst at the gym before lunch and hope this motivates me to get something useful written this afternoon. I am putting this here as evidence that I will get to the gym today.
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,730
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    We'll all excuse you. A chest infection, slight or otherwise, is not to be messed with in conjunction with DMARDS / anti-tnfs.

    Exercise is very good for getting the old grey matter alert. I hope it helps.
    If at first you don't succeed, then skydiving definitely isn't for you.
    Steven Wright
  • newhipandy
    newhipandy Member Posts: 60
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    Well done, there is no doubt that exercise boosts your endorphins (always want to say inner dolphins) ... and will make you feel Good with a capital G