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Feeling discouraged.

Monday, June 01, 2009

I started working out at 24-hour fitness a few weeks ago, and I was feeling great about it. I met with a personal trainer for a "fitness orientation" and I've been working out every day, or at least 5 or 6 days a week. My back hasn't been bothering me too much, I always felt pretty good after leaving the gym, and I was even starting to sleep better. I used one of my 7-day passes for my mom, and we went to the gym together every day last week. Yesterday, we went to stuff wedding invitations for my brother's wedding so we took a day off. About half an hour before we left, my back started feeling sore and my knees started to ache. I didn't really think anything of it until later, when it got much worse. I was working on homework at my desk, and my legs and knees were on fire. I lay down, thinking that would be better, but it definitely wasn't. My legs, back, and knees felt like they were swollen and bruised. My back hasn't felt this bad since the first couple of weeks after I had the surgery. I feel better today, but still miserably sore. I wasn't pushing myself overly hard at the gym, but now I can't go at all because I'm having a hard time even walking, let alone working out. I don't understand it, either. Everything that I've been reading about on Spark and the trainer's told me says that I'll feel better after I get into the routine. I thought that working out was supposed to boost your endorphins, and help with depression. Well, even with the change in medication and all the working out, I still feel crappy all the time. The only time that I really feel good is when I first get to the gym, while I'm working out, and for maybe an hour after I leave the gym. The rest of my life I'm grumpy and irritable and depressed. The weight loss is great, but I'm tired of feeling like crap. I thought being healthier was supposed to take care of that crappiness...??
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    I am so sorry. I have had minor episodes like that but not as bad or a long as yours. I agree with the rest of the comments, go see your doctor for an examination and some advise. Hang in there. I hope you can keep progressing toward your goals.
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    I'm not even going to try to tell you I understand how you feel. However, I do hope you talked to your doctor with this episode coming on like it did. I do live with pain every day from an illness that left me with a disability after a year in the hospital. I mentioned that so I could share the following. Sometimes, you have to make the decision to be happy or miserable. If I wake up, I consider it a great day. So, again, please check out the medical end and make sure it's ok to keep the exercise regime you have planned. Then, try making some choices that will make you happy even though you feel otherwise. Keep us posted.

    4080 days ago
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    Maybe you need to visit your doctor or at least talk with your trainer about your problems? I hope that you feel better soon!
    4080 days ago
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