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Revival of the Nordic Track!!!

Sunday, August 09, 2009

For the past couple of days I have been wracking my brain to come up with a new exercise routine that would help me burn calories but not cause too much pain. As a result of chemotherapy (and probably years of high impact sports , let's not blame chemo entirely!!) my hip and shoulder joints have become very arthritic, and makes my current workout routine (karate training) not a viable option. I've been walking the dog, but just couldn't get my heart rate up with that alone, but was really having a hard time coming up with something that I could stick to, was convenient, but would burn some much needed fat!!

Thanks to a blog that was posted previously.......about exercise equipment becoming an expensive clothes hanger......I remembered the Nordic Track that I had used faithfully when we lived up north, but somehow never got in the habit of using now that we live in Florida. It was in the back of a closet, rather dusty, but still working beautifully. Add an iPod and my favorite tunes, and it was like I had never stopped!

Of course this is one day, and only time will tell if this is a life change or just a passing fancy, but the economic minded me is happy not to shell out hundreds of dollars, and I'm rather proud of myself for resurrecting an old friend who has never steered me wrong.
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  • LORI2008
    Good for you!

    Make sure you are eating plenty of protein rich foods and Vitamin B rich foods if you still have problems with excessive tiredness or fatigue. I had major problems just getting started with exercise because one session would make me tired and miserable for 3 days after. A nutritionist helped me work out a meal plan that would promote recovery from my treatments and help me have the energy to work out. After a single month, no matter how hard I work or play, I don't have fatigue problems. It's great!

    Also make sure you warm up and stretch before working out and stretch after working out. I here you on that tightness in the joints. When I first started, I would feel like I had tendonitis in my whole body the next day. That has been improving too.

    We will heal! We survived the cancer so we can survive the treatment too! LOL!
    4376 days ago
    You have hit on a gold mine. Easy does it. Incremental increases in time, speed and incline will pay off in gigantic dividends. I know, I've been there more than a dozen times over the years. Even after a heart attack the first exercise I did under physician supervision was the treadmill. You go, Girl! emoticon
    4376 days ago
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