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Have Any Of You Successfully Kept An Exercise Routine?

Have Any Of You Successfully Kept An Exercise Routine?

I always want to start exercising because I'm not happy with my body and it's stressing me out.
I want to go have a better diet along with exercising but I can never stick to it! It's so stressful.
I always give up after a week.
I don't know if it's because I'm too tired or I just don't have enough motivation.
I really stress over this every day. If I could get myself into a workout routine and start to see progress, I think I'd be a bit happier in life.
So yeah, anyone?? Thank you!

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

When i was at my heaviest, i made a decision, a change in thought process. I told myself '"I want to be healthy." The thought process was that this was a life or death situation...quality of life.

Every day i made the decision that i wanted healthy more than ____ ...that candybar, watching tv all day, avoiding the stress of driving to the gym, etc.

Went from a size 24 to a more healthy 12. Took time and effort, and i didnt see instant results. Never looked at a scale, just at how i felt and how clothes fit.

If weekly motivation is what you need, start with the basic thoughts of committing to it. Write your goals down. Schedule it in your calender. Get someone to hold you accountable...tell them about your goal for the week and tell them how you did at the end of the week.

Then allow yourself a reward if you reach minimum goals each week. Doesnt have to cost much, and free is good...going to a favorite place, enjoying an activity, etc. Something fun that you wouldnt normally do.

Larger rewards for milestones are good too. Mine was a shopping spree for new clothes.

posted over 4 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I've found the only thing that works for me are group exercise classes Yoga two days a week and cardio strength two days The people in class are 50 or older (My age) and it's fun I am new to town and it's help me meet people I've been faithful for a year

posted over 4 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I start each morning with a 10-15 min exercise program that includes balance and stretching exercises. I was having trouble with walking into things and tripping a lot but since I've been doing the balancing exercises I am doing much better. I also try to use my recumbent bike and treadmill most days. Since my surgery I haven't been doing the bike and treadmill but will get back to them as soon as I can. I really feel better if I can get 10 min on each most days. I am still doing my morning routine as best I can.

posted over 4 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Sometimes, we have to do or not do what we can, and not beat ourself for not being able to do more. Do get some exercise when I teach, as I'm always moving. It may not sound like a lot, but back feels it by the end of the day. Send you very gentle hugs and positive healing energy

posted over 4 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I've always struggled with this because my strength and motivation don't fit with my fibro. I love to dance, play ultimate, run, and hike so if my pain is at a somewhat tolerable level, I push myself to do what I love. But of course, that's a terrible way to live with fibro because it means that I have one good practice or one good run then I can barely walk for a week. I recently quit my team so that I can work on this. I'm trying to just do something everyday. I'm giving myself a max of 30 minutes to stretch, walk, run, workout, play ultimate, or dance. My type of exercise and intensity depend on how I'm feeling that day and most importantly, I only do what I can handle. My goal in exercising on my own is to really figure out what my body is capable of so that I can get out of the cycle of overdoing it and having pain flares, mood swings, and fibro fog as a result.

posted over 4 years ago
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