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    Quote Originally Posted by Mahjong View Post
    How are you lovely ladies? Does anyone have some tips for starting exercise and actually DOING it? I have no motivation to even start it I know I should to help my fibro but dont know how to get in the mood!!
    Pacing, pacing, pacing. Go out and walk for 2-5 minutes. If your pain goes up by 2 on the 1-10 point scale, but is back to the way it was before you exercised within 2 hours, that's ok. If your pain goes up by more than 2, or doesn't calm down within two hours, you've overdone it.
    The trick is to start very slow, and stop before you're in pain, because you will start to feel it after you stop.
    If your pain is good, either increase it by 30 seconds or walk a teensy bit faster.
    This is how I got myself out of a flare up so bad I barely left my couch for nearly 6 months. As for motivation, I find that the slow start helps. Is there a time of the day you feel better? I'd do it then.
    Weights are also good, the same rules apply. Start very very slow (and light weights) stop before it hurts, and listen to your pain afterward.
    The trick is a little bit of exercise frequently.

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    Thanks Berrie! Still have no motivation exercise wise, but good news is that this week was good for housework pain wise and mixed with hot qld weather is worked up a sweat lol!

    Today is bad tho, fish and chips with the boys and DH in the park yesterday and my body is giving me a massive lecture today!

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    http://m.facebook.com/?_rdr#!/Vibran...user=598709634


    My husband suffers from severe fibromyalgia and found this page on FB - just thought I would share


    Sent from my iPhone using Bub Hub app - sorry for typos :-/

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    Hey Chrissy the link didn't work. There are a few FB pages for fibro sufferers, i've found 2 that i'm a member of.

    Mahjong - Exercise wise i just had to jump straight into it, i only get an hour for the creche with the kids so i do tend to try and make the most of it. I've gone 3 times to the gym so far and have a day or two break in between, i do a few different weight exercises and manage about 30-35mins of cardio, i'm feeling sore, but i was sore before, so i'm hoping eventually my muscles will catch up and help strengthen my body. I'm going to do a bodybalance class on the weekend so i'm hoping that helps stretch out my sore muscles and gives me some more strength and specific toning. I'm eating better aswell which has definately improved my pain levels, drinking water not soft drink, having green smoothies, eating more fruit and veges etc. I'm determined to reach my weight loss goal and improve my health which is my main focus anyways. But i agree with Berrie, see how you go, i think light weights are a good idea and don't push yourself. I'm managing to do 3 reps of 15 at the gym, and that's definately my limit with exercising.

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    Awesome work Vee!! DH has hired a treadmill for me to go with our weight gym, so Im hoping to start the walking and get back into some running if mu body co-operates! Its easier at home as the boys can just be here and play the WII when Im working out lol!
    Another thing I came across last night was leaky gut syndrome which is linked to fibro and I will be asking my specialist about in 2 weeks as my stomach is getting worse again (

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    Oh hun, that's dreadful my mum has lots of issues with her gut and it's dreadfully embarrassing and uncomfortable for her, i wonder if leaky gut is something she has. Doesn't sound good either way, but hopefully you can get some help for it if it's the case. That's great you got a tready to workout at home, much easier, i just find that if the kids are booked in at the creche then i'm obligated to go! lol Otherwise at home i'd be too easily distracted and put it off probably. Listening to music always makes exercising more bearable though.

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    I just wanted to post links to a couple of articles I've read today. Mum spotted it in Nova magazine, just a week after I've started acupuncture and Chinese medicine for my Fibromyalgia.

    http://www.novamagazine.com.au/artic...bromylgia.html
    http://www.novamagazine.com.au/artic...myalgia-2.html

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    Very interesting Laksa, thanks for sharing those links.

    I don't have fibro, but do have CFS, and I have been seeing a Chinese Medicine Dr since Nov last year. I have been making slow progress towards healing. It's kind of a 2 steps forwards, 1 step backwards kind of scenario, but hey - I don't care as long as the trend is forwards.

    Chinese Medicine has been treating fatigue illnesses for 1500 years so they have a wealth of knowledge on treatment.

    Good luck with your treatment! I hope you find it as sucessful as I have. I think a key thing is to stick with it for a couple of months before you decide if it's working or not. According to my Dr, a lot of people give up too soon. It takes a while to build up in your system.

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    How are you all going ladies?

    Ive been doing up a food diary and found another trigger, my beloved sushi!! I have no idea what is in it but my body aches after eating it now

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    Hey sweetie I'm doing ok was enjoying going regularly to the gym till DS had a severe asthma attack and only just got back from hospy today, so hoping to get back into it soon, the awful hospy food and grabbing quick dinners definately doesn't help, i bet i've put back on the weight i tried so hard to lose! So annoying, but least my little man is back home and healthy.


 

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