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lemonade

Not Being Able To Workout

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I hate the way my body feels right now. I hate not working out. I HATE IT! I HATE IT! I HATE IT! I HATE IT! I HATE IT! I HATE IT! I HATE , I HATE IT! :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: !!! GRRRRRR. My body feels soo flabby and unfit, but i dont have alot of Energy going in so i dont have anything to put out there....I am soo pissed off.....Need some support :o Does anyone feel the same way????

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There were many days I simply couldn't work out. In the height of my liver issues, the pain was more than I could muster the strength to even roll myself out of bed.

I discovered Ti Chi and several other really easy work outs in the "on demand" section of my cable provider. I did those exercises from my bed, after a few weeks, I had more energy and could do them standing up in front of the television.

After time went on and my energy was high enough, I ventured off to Barnes and Noble who carry many CDs on Ti Chi and many other exercises that are relaxing (which my mind needed more than my body) and strengthening to the body.

I now do Ti chi, yoga and Pilates. All of which relax my angered mind, body and soul while doing good for my body.

Perhaps you could use that relaxation part as it sounds like you are like me. I was skinny as a rail until my liver and thyroid went downhill, once that happened, my caboose went to jumbo and my attitude when passing the mirror was anger. I am happy to say that I have lost over 80 pounds and have only 40 more pounds to go to hit my pre liver and thyroid weight.

I gained weight the first week on gluten-free diet, but noticed I didn't gain the second week. I think it was all the snacks I ate my first week as my body seems to have this strange desire to always be grazing now that everything doesn't put me in pain.

Deborah

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Those are the times I use yoga. I don't need a lot of energy going in, but I feel much, much better afterward.

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I completely how you feel. I will have a full blown relapse and be laid out on the sofa for 3 days if I overdo it. Sucks !!! I know. I used to do aerobics 3 times a week before I got sick. I have learned that walking my dogs calms me and is an excellent nuerological workout. Twenty minutes is about all I can do at this point. But, it is better than nothing. And my chihuahuas, Romeo and Juliet, love it. Hang in there .... marcia

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Thankyou all for your supportive responses. Today i did yoga in the sunshine of my kitchen. I feel alittle better and more relaxed. There were some poses I couldnt do because Iam not strong enough for them right now, but I did the ones i could manage.

Thanks again

Lemonade

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I've found that meditation works for me when I don't have the energy to fully workout or do yoga -- oddly enough, I'd always assumed it was the physical exercise before the "corpse pose" in yoga class tha calmed me down, but I stumbled into a meditation class last fall in a period when I was overcome with exhaustion and I realized that regular meditation can actually have that same sanity-making calming effect without the exertion.

Although my preferred way to deal with this stuff is to go running -- mmmmmmmm Endorphins!

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Know exactly how you feel. I just came in from an attempt to run and I couldn't go half a mile straight. Before being diagnosed and going gluten-free I was trying to train for my first marathon. Now I don't have the energy to run around the block. And it doesn't help that my husband and all of our friends are running marathon, after half-marathon, after marathon. I get to be the driver whoopie! When I first went gluten-free I felt great! But apparently my body has gotten used to the diet change and has gone back to slug-mode. I am VERY particular about the food I eat and can not stand gluten-free substitutes for food that is supposed to have wheat. I am finding it VERY hard to get enough calories to exercise with my current diet. Oh and I usually cry my way home from the grocery store. I WANT CINNAMON ROLLS AND REAL PASTA AND KIBBI AND BARLEY SOUP AND, WELL THE LIST GOES ON...

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Funny, I was training for my first half-marathon when I caught on to the celiac thing myself. My diet was actually pretty un-gluteny (for someone with no knowledge of celiac or gluten), but I needed to consume extra calories to support the training and I started eating a lot more carbs from wherever I could find them -- it was a box of Mac and Cheese that actually made me collapse and think there must be some issue with wheat....

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Guest mvaught

Meeee tooooo! I know exactly how you feel.. I used to be such an atheletic person: jogging, kickboxing, surfing (my favorite) and now can't do anything. I injured myself skateboarding two years ago and the imflammation never got better (i'm guessing my body has been too sick otherwise to repair those things)- i am always soooo tired and feeling crappy. Excercising makes my joints hurt and feeleven more tired. Plus I am hypoglycemic and since it has been over a year since i have excercised even small attempts to get started again, makes my blood sugar wacky (I know that if I kept on it the excercising would help the sugar - but it is too much to bear right now). I just can never muster enough energy to do it - when I try, I have to take a three hour nap and pull every muscle in my body. Even taking a long walk screws me up. I hate it. UGHHHHH.

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