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I went and had a fitness test today

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Well in hopes to stop my liver enzymes from being elevated I laid off working out quite to hard and went to see a physical trainer/therapist to get my resting metabolic rate checked and my cardio respiratory test done to see at what levels I should be working out at, as not to hurt myself anymore by overdoing it. I meet with them again next week to go over the results but they did tell me to keep my heart rate below 141 while working out. So immediately went out and bought a heart monitor and then went to the gym! I am so glad to be able to work out again even thought the heart monitor has me going at a slower rate since it beeps at me ever time I go over 141, but that is better than hurting myself or not working out at all.

My only problem now is I want to go home tonight and go for a run again even though I have already worked out twice today. The weather is so nice and I want to try out my new toy on the streets so to say. But I will not since I do still need to give myself time to recover from the two workouts I already had.

I also have now been maintaining for 6 months and doing my new lifestyle of being healthy for 1 year! emoticon
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    So glad that you had your fitness test. Now you don't have to worry so much about your heart rate being too elevated, and hopefully, your liver enzymes will come down. Remember what I said- moderation! Check in with us often, and let us know about any appointments you have and test results. Your's is a very interesting case! Maybe you can get your medical care for FREE!

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    4667 days ago
  • KSIGMA1222
    THANKS! I plan on staying healthy and today I went running while using my heart monitor and staying in my target heart rate range. It was annoying but I did it. Amazing to see how hard I was working myself and how much running uphill changes your heart rate.
    4671 days ago
    Whoa what an ordeal to go through! While I can't say I know how to feel because I have never been through this medically I would like to offer support. I will be thinking about you.
    I know that when I am criticized even by non-professionals about the amount I exercise or the amount of weight I have lost it is frusturating to me.
    I hope that you are able to adjust so as to help you stay healthy. Think of all of the things you have accomplished in getting to this point, how hard it has been and that you have done. I have the confidence that you can make the changes needed to ensure that you remain healthy.
    Please stay healthy.
    4672 days ago
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