After three weeks of not working out...

  • CMScarBro

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    Sep 13, 2010 10:01 PM GMT
    I had to stop working out for medical reasons for a few weeks, and today was my first day back.


    Like an idiot, I tried to get right back into where I'd left off, and it kicked my ass lol But I guess it makes sense, I've been eating like a pig for the past few weeks. Not to mention I wasn't exactly that advanced in the first place. icon_redface.gificon_redface.gif
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    Sep 13, 2010 10:43 PM GMT
    take it slow, drop some weight and work back up, patience is the key...keithicon_cool.gif
  • CMScarBro

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    Sep 13, 2010 10:44 PM GMT
    That's what I'm definitely going to do next Wednesday when I go back.
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    Sep 14, 2010 1:04 AM GMT
    I'm in the same boat...I had an emergency appendectomy three weeks ago and I am just now trying to get back into my training....did about 8 miles on Sunday, but could only do a slow run for about 3 of them. Tonight I did about 6 miles of a fast walk,,,I am still not allowed to lift more than 20 lbs....sort of frustrating and generally pisses me off to have to start all over again...., I am not normally very patient for very long...but was warned by the surgeon that if I don't give it time it would set me back even longer......so I am working the schedule he has set for me to return, but I'm still not real happy....
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    Sep 14, 2010 2:01 AM GMT
    Take it easy. I had shoulder surgery a year ago, and I'm still not touching any dumbbell over 12 pounds.

    Patience patience patience makes you go the distance.
  • CMScarBro

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    Sep 14, 2010 2:11 AM GMT
    I'm with Sporty_g on this one. I've never been a huge runner, just run two miles or so every time i work out, and today I could barely make it to the 1 mile mark. As far as the weights go, though, I'm not too far behind where I was. But I lost my breath sooo fast when I was running.
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    Sep 14, 2010 2:18 AM GMT
    Oi. Just found out I have three semi-herniated discs in my neck(!). Have been in variable pain last two years. Now I can't work out my chest/shoulders for a few months. Sucks - I hear ya - but many of us go through this.

    I am trying to be patient about this... so I hear ya loud and clear. But DO follow doctors orders, and DO start low and build up SLOWLY. You'll get there, I'm sure. Consistency rules the day.
  • CMScarBro

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    Sep 14, 2010 4:19 AM GMT
    Mine wasn't any kind of sports injury. I got drunk and got into a fight and ended up putting my arm through a window and got 12 stitches, and I couldn't work out until it was completely healed in order to not break the stitches/scar tissue.



    But that sucks, because my chest is my favorite thing to work out lol