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Hi,
Well... Im getting a personal trainer. How good is that? Now dont tell me its not going to be a lovely hunk of a man. :sad: Oh well... even if its a woman it will be nice to have help to get me back to fitness.
Dont you just hate the gym when you dont know what to do and have nobody to give you incentive.
Im looking forward to it. Had my Rheumy appointment today after 8 months of waiting. Im doing good. He thinks my muscle weakness is probably just because ive become unfit with being so ill for a long time as we usually are in a Lupus flare up.
Im going to be getting fitness training on the national health apparently. Ive got to build it up bit by bit as its not good to overdo it he says.
Anyway.. Im on hardly any medication now and will be getting fit and not so fat hopefully after being on steroids and loads of other medication for 2 and a half years.
Seems you can have Lupus and not always be too ill. Hope more of you get some remission too.
No you dont need to see pictures of me in Lycra!!! :hehe:
Take care all.
Luv Sal x
 

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Nope Sally, not jealous but really happy for you!! I hope it really helps :)

My physio kind of does a personal trainer's work but our work is all for decontraction and suppleness rather than building up.

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Wow Sally, that's fantastic news! I'm really pleased for you :)

Right, that's it now - there's no more excuses from me, I'm calling the gym today to arrange going back in & I'm going to write myself an action plan! I was toying with the idea of asking for physio but now I think I will - you don't ask, you don't get as my mum always says ;)

Thanks for the update, you've really boosted my motivation :wink2:

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Aww thats great Amanda. I know motivation is a big thing. A few months ago I would really have been daunted by exercise but Im looking forward to it too.
Keep it up Amanda and Ill see you at the next Olympics ha ha. That was what my Rheumy said too. He joked I should be fit by the next Olympics lol.

Hi Katherine.
Thanks for the kind reply. Hope yours is working and keeping you supple. I mentioned the muscle weakness we talked about and he seems to think its just because Im so out of condition after a long flare. Hes going to check my heart and lungs just as a precaution and having a bone density test. Other than that he shook my hand and said Well done for weaning off the steroids. He also said they take a while to get out of your body and could also be something to do with the weakness.
We will see how fighting fit I can get now and with a bit of help too it will be good.
Sal x
 

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Great stuff Sally!! I have to admit it's the lack of activity that makes me feel at my lowest!

I have a PT, but I haven't been able to see her for a few weeks due to sheer exhaustion, but I know it makes me feel better when I'm strong enough to see her!

Just don't get carried away & wear yourself out!! Little & often I'd suggest, and remember to give your body time to rest between sessions (same goes for fully fit folks).

And remember to have fun :)

Lxx
 
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