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Exercise / Workout thread
« on: March 09, 2016, 07:37:06 PM »
This place has been keeping me busy. So after many days, I managed to do my one hour routine.

Walk / Run for a mile on the treadmill for warm up, followed by gyming, weights and some free exercises.
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Re: Exercise / Workout Thread
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2016, 12:12:28 AM »
I so long for the days I could do vigorous exercise!!  Since I have serious problems with my lower back and have a spinal fusion in my neck, those days are just a sweet memory.  Yesterday I had 45 minutes of vigorous Physical Therapy that left me exhausted as usual but I seeing some improvements in balance as a result.
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Re: Exercise / Workout Thread
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2016, 07:30:29 AM »
Yesterday morning was rather warm, but a bit windy so I got in a 4 mile walk before work, 1-1/2 miles walked at lunch and after work I rode 10 miles on the bike.
I've changed things around so that I only use the weight machines Mon, Wed and Fri, I think it's better to give the muscles a rest between all the heavy lifting. We'll see how that works out.
A1C at DX 2002 7.2
7/14 8.8                10/14 5.2            1/15 4.8          
4/15 4.8                9/15   5.2            6/16 5.4   

Weight was 280 now 186, 94# lost so far

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Re: Exercise / Workout Thread
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2016, 06:00:44 AM »
Barb, 45 minutes of PT IS vigorous exercise! I remember when I was in PT, after 45 minutes I came out of there some days just wanting to cry. Truth be told, sometimes I did.

yesterday was 4 miles walked before work, 2 miles at lunch and 2-1/2 hours at the gym on the weight machines. Still can't get past that 4 mile barrier, maybe next month  8)
A1C at DX 2002 7.2
7/14 8.8                10/14 5.2            1/15 4.8          
4/15 4.8                9/15   5.2            6/16 5.4   

Weight was 280 now 186, 94# lost so far

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Re: Exercise / Workout Thread
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2016, 01:52:33 PM »
45 minutes of hard PT.  She upped reps and upped the resistance on the reclining bike, knees are screaming at me!!
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Re: Exercise / Workout Thread
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2016, 08:15:35 AM »
No walking yesterday, the wind was too brutal. Did work out on the weight machines for 2 hours after work and biked for 6 miles. 
A1C at DX 2002 7.2
7/14 8.8                10/14 5.2            1/15 4.8          
4/15 4.8                9/15   5.2            6/16 5.4   

Weight was 280 now 186, 94# lost so far

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Re: Exercise / Workout Thread
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2016, 01:19:53 PM »
45 min or really hard PT.  Last week she upped several exercises, today she upped the rest! Man am I sore!  She is going on vacation for two weeks so I get a rest, but she gave me bands and I have weights and an elliptical, so she said 4x a week she wants me to go through the routines.   :(
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Re: Exercise / Workout Thread
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2016, 06:27:39 AM »
So not fair, she gets to go on vacation but you don't?  >:(

Yesterday morning was 27 degrees so 3 miles walked on the indoor gym track, 2 more miles walked at lunch (lunch needs to be an hour instead of 30 minutes) then after work, 2-1/2 hours on the weights and 6 miles on the bike :)
A1C at DX 2002 7.2
7/14 8.8                10/14 5.2            1/15 4.8          
4/15 4.8                9/15   5.2            6/16 5.4   

Weight was 280 now 186, 94# lost so far

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Re: Exercise / Workout Thread
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2016, 08:22:02 AM »
4 miles walked before work, 2 more at lunch time. After work walked another 2 miles then 2 hours on the weights and 6 miles on the bike. 8 miles total, still looking forward to the day when I can actually do it all at one time again.
A1C at DX 2002 7.2
7/14 8.8                10/14 5.2            1/15 4.8          
4/15 4.8                9/15   5.2            6/16 5.4   

Weight was 280 now 186, 94# lost so far

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Re: Exercise / Workout Thread
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2016, 12:48:24 PM »
I haven't mentioned it, but since coming back home I am doing 20 min. on my recumbent bake which uses both my arms and legs for 20 min.  daily as well as bands on my legs and arms and that is what the therapist thought I should do at first.  I hope to up the resistance as I go along.  I can go out there for 30 days of more therapy paid for by Medicare if I wish and I may do that in a week or two.  The wound on my foot isn't quite well yet.  Just getting back in my groove and walking more is enough at the moment!

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Re: Exercise / Workout Thread
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2016, 08:27:42 PM »
Did my 1 hour routine after a month (almost). Walk / jog / run on the treadmill for warm up, followed by gymming, weights & free exercises. Could manage about 90% difficulty levels, but that's fine, as long as it's done routinely.
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Re: Exercise / Workout Thread
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2016, 12:13:56 AM »
yes , after a break of 15 days picked up the exercise routine , hoping to be regular . ;D

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Re: Exercise / Workout Thread
« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2016, 07:05:55 PM »
Back to PT today, 45 grueling minutes!  I was not very compliant while she was on vacation and paid the price today.
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Re: Exercise / Workout Thread
« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2016, 07:10:12 PM »
With me, it's been the other way. Non compliant while i was on vacation and that non compliance stretched a little even upon return. But I've started all over again. The nuts & bolts are creaking a bit, but I'll get there.
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Re: Exercise / Workout Thread
« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2016, 10:37:04 AM »
Speaking of nuts and bolts...the surgeon gave me the ones he used in my foot after washing in a large pill bottle. Would you like some of your own, I could send them to you?  :) :) :)