Ten minutes

@catof1 (683)
United States
August 13, 2011 1:35pm CST
Ten minutes on a treadmill and my bot is whipped! I know I can't do a whole lot of excersise but man I tell you Im sticking to water aroebics. My body does not like the ground work outs. I hate being disabled! And people think I have it good by staying at home!! Ok vent over.
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@carmelanirel (20942)
• United States
14 Aug 11
Oh, I also got into it again with my husband today, this time over what is the best exercise..I would love an Olympic size pool to exercise in every day, because water exercises are the best on our joints.. The next best thing I do is dance, yet I can't now because my home has even more junk in it since my son moved back in, so there is no room..The argument my husband made on that is, "running is better exercise" Yeah, well dancing on a wooden floor is easier on my joints and feet, running on the blacktop, makes my feet and joints ache...But like always, He thinks he knows it all...
• United States
14 Aug 11
Hey, if you have a certified site that says this, or better yet, a well-known "Christian" site, (though I am extremely doubtful on the latter)please let me know so I can shove it in his face..Well, maybe not, but I am sick of him acting like he knows everything..
@rawar31 (112)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
14 Aug 11
Dancing is a great form of exercise-its the only form I do. Running is good too but it doesnt move as much joints can dancing can because of different dance positions.
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@catof1 (683)
• United States
14 Aug 11
Dancing is VERY VERY bad on the joints. I love to dance, but I can not now. I barley move around with slow dancing when a nice song comes on and my husband and I dance. Dancing is not something one should do if they are disabled especialy if you have any problems with ones joints and mucles.
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@rawar31 (112)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
13 Aug 11
I think I know some of how you feel- I was deaf for a few weeks when I was pregnant. It was terrible because i had to use sign language to ppl who knew less than me or they had to write for me to know what they were saying. Others just thought IO had it great being home on 'early leave' but God is good and I'm evidence that He heals and when its not time for healing as yet- I'm proof that He comforts.
@rawar31 (112)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
14 Aug 11
My hearing is perfect!I went for an ear test after I was healed,before I went off to study and was told that it was perfect- I heard every frequency they played for me. The doctor who first told me about my perforated eardrum, was the same doctor to reveiw me after the healing and he was shocked because he said my eardrums were like a baby's- without even a hint of scar tissue.
@catof1 (683)
• United States
14 Aug 11
Wow you just had a miracle there rawar31! Wow that is pretty cool not that you had it was cool, but that you were healed. And you were pregnant! Another thing to add to discomfort; I bet you were scared. I am sorry for that.
@rawar31 (112)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
15 Aug 11
I wasnt scared actually because I usually have alot of faith. I was more frustrated than anything cause communication took so long.At one point I was really sad and thought I was being punished for something but now I know God just wanted to use me for His glory to encourage others.
@Hatley (163781)
• Garden Grove, California
13 Aug 11
hi catof1oh tell me about it I hate being disabled and after that horrid fall where I smacked the tile floor face down and the 20 days of agony in Care House rehab hospital I was put on a walker so now I really cannot just get out and walk even a block or so theres a Vietnamese mall just one block from me but now I do not have the stamina to walk over there, I really wish I could. I have a small pedometer I got from my health insurance for free but I have not used it for weeks. I get depressed when I am not on here mylotting.,So I feel really feel for you younger people who are also disabled. I was able to walk pretty well with my quad cane until the fall the day after Valentines day,
@catof1 (683)
• United States
14 Aug 11
Oh I am soo sorry to hear of your misfortune! It seems that we do indeed get depressed easier than those with out disabilites. It been proven and I feel for you. We can only do as much as we can and it sound like you are fighting to try to get some symblance of normalcy.
@se7enthbird (8307)
• Philippines
14 Aug 11
i admire you for trying your best. my mother is half body paralyze for 4 years now and she does not like to take any therapy. i guess she is lazy, but for what reason she has only she knows what. she always scolds us when we want to encourage her. we never give up on her from day one, but we get stressed to when she gave up on herself. it is hard to see her like that not doing anything to make her better. so i admire you, i know it is painful but i admire you on doing things to make you better. if ground work outs is not your thing and water is then i guess you do what you think is best and what you like. good luck and i will pray for your recovery.
@catof1 (683)
• United States
14 Aug 11
Thank you se7esnthbird! You and your family are very wonderfull people it sounds like and I will pray for you too. It's very hard when faced with something that changes ones life so much. I can understand only a little of what your mother has gone through. I hope she starts to feel better emotionaly as she will do better once she does.
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16 Aug 11
My dad has a similar problem in terms of what excercise he can do. The problem is he has problems with his neck and so even water sports are out of the question as he can't hold his head above water whilst swimming. I know it gets him down as he can't work and is gaining weight, but we can't think of anything to do to help (well, i actually suggested getting one of the those Chest/arm Bicycle gizmoes) Birdie -
@bounce58 (17387)
• Canada
18 Aug 11
Ten minutes is still ten minutes. And that is still a good workout. But I agree with you that water aerobics seem better. Although I haven't really tried it, but it does sound good specially with the heat we are all experiencing. Anyway, good luck with the exercises!
@marguicha (216759)
• Chile
15 Aug 11
Water is perfect for excersise and it helps more as you can do any sort of movement you can but with less pain because your body will not be as heavy. DonĀ“t think that you will do better if it hurts more because that has no medical foundation at all. If you can do ALL your exercising in the water, please do so. And read about this: it is one of the oldest principles discovered by Archimedes.
• United States
15 Aug 11
I know how you feel. I have tachycardia and a heart condition that causes me to get dizzy easily so I often use mobile scooters in the stores and people look at me like I am lazy because of it. I get so dizzy and have problems with my circulation. My cardiologist has me using a quad cane now because I had a problem with both legs falling asleep and when I tried to stand up my legs collapsed from under me. That happened valentines day last year and I just got out of the cast in April because I had a bruised bone in my foot. People judge especially if you are younger.
@Joe_Black (253)
15 Aug 11
Haha! I'm sure there's LOADS of people who can't do ten minutes on a treadmill! =) I go jogging with my girlfriend and she takes breaks every 100 m... it's really fun to tease her about it! But moslty just keep practicing and you'll improve! Have fun!