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I have had a gym membership (great deal), but never go doesn't that sound familiar. Any how I got Sarah signed up as Sick Kids have been pressureing her to get a hour of cardio a day to combat fatigue. We signed up Wenesday and Thursday had the gym show us and we practised though the resistance equipment, and did half an hour on the cross trainer at a very low speed and resisitance. We did it! groan

We are going to try very hard to keep this up I will motivate Sarah, and she will drag me out as well. So I guess it will be a win win situation, plus bonding time.

Wish us luck

Sharon
 

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Congrats on going and I hope it makes a big improvement for both of you. I looks forward to having a daughter as a workout partner in several more years.... hopefully I'll be able to do it!
 

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yay, great stuff. I go to the gym three days a week for an hour, plus I walk my dogs every day (about 40 minutes).

One hour cardio a day is a bit excessive - I do 30 minutes cardio, and 30 minutes resistance/stretching when I go to the gym, but it sounds like the gym is getting you sorted. I find it helps to break up the cardio - I do two sets of 5 mins on the rowing machine, 10 minutes on the cross trainer and 10 minutes on the reclining bike, but it is scattered throughout my resistance work and stretches, so it really breaks it up. It is also really important to find someone for Sarah who knows about how to adapt her programme - I have cns lupus, and do lots of exercises for my balance, etc etc. Between my trainer (who actually runs the classes for the oldies, many of who have had strokes etc) and my physio, we have come up with a pretty good programme for me. We keep having to adapt stuff (like put loops on the end of my dyna band as my nerve damage means I can't hang on to the thing) but where there is a will there is a way.

I would find everyday pretty impossible, but good luck and hope you can manage it. Don't forget to mix it up - some days go to the pool instead and swim some laps (or walk them, also good) so you don't go stale.

best of luck with it all

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That sounds like a great plan! How nice to be able to go together.

I have just started going to the gym too. I go three times a week but only started two weeks ago and haven't yet started the cardio - though I am increasing dog walking time and also the speed at which I walk him. I'm starting on a little cardio this week or next. I have to be pretty careful about starting nice and slowly but really want to do it.

I don't have a specialised gym or physio right here in my small town but having done that kind of work before (when I had nack problems) I feel able to recognise how gently I have to go and also if the trainer is being sensible - which he is :) I asked him to treat me like a 70 year old with rheumatism :lol: which he is very obligingly doing! We both have a good laugh about it because I "look" pretty normal and even youngish for my grand old age of 35!

I hope you keep motivated. The way I am thinking is that if I can get through this period of getting my body back to normal then I can get back to something I really enjoy such as my aikido!! Gently of course, and thankfully it is one of the few martial arts that can be done gently.

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Well we managed 4 times so far, I am so out of shape and Sarah has definitely made me push to keep going. I was thinking everday was a bit excessive, but thats what her Doctors said, maybe they ask for more just in case you do less, I don't know.

Tonight will get warmed up and try some yoga, that should help Sarah concentrate on her balance as well. I keep thinking what a great bod I will have lol.:lol:

It is really hard when you are so tired to go, I hope it gets better.

Thanks for all the courage and strength

Sharon
 
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