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    MeasureInLove
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    Exercising???

    I'm having a very difficult time getting out and exercising. The past few months my lung function has been steadily declining, and I'm being evaluated for transplant.
    I'm trying desperately to not only gain weight, but still keep active. I know I need the muscle to keep me strong for surgery, it helps my lungs and it would help with my depression. Problem is, I'm so tired most of the day and just taking my dog outside twice a day is exhausting. I still have a gym membership. I used to go walk on the treadmill about three times a week, and now I haven't been there in about three months.
    How do you get yourself motivated and handle the exhaustion? I'm just having a very difficult time.

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    MeasureInLove
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    Exercising???

    I'm having a very difficult time getting out and exercising. The past few months my lung function has been steadily declining, and I'm being evaluated for transplant.
    I'm trying desperately to not only gain weight, but still keep active. I know I need the muscle to keep me strong for surgery, it helps my lungs and it would help with my depression. Problem is, I'm so tired most of the day and just taking my dog outside twice a day is exhausting. I still have a gym membership. I used to go walk on the treadmill about three times a week, and now I haven't been there in about three months.
    How do you get yourself motivated and handle the exhaustion? I'm just having a very difficult time.

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    Exercising???

    Hi,
    I can understand that. I also find it very difficult to motivate myself and exercise as I should. Then I feel guilty that I'm not doing it and don't enjoy the times at rest either. It's a vicious cycle.

    From experience and also word of mouth, doing something - as little as it may be - is always better than doing nothing. So maybe a good start would be to not pressure yourself to "have to do this much exercise today", but to do small amounts.. rest...do some more, followed by more rest.

    I have a Wii from Nintendo and that's the exercise that I do a lot of the times, since my lung capacity doesn't allow me to go for a jog outside, for instance, and I don't feel comfortable enough at a gym, so I keep reasonably active in the comfort of my own house, working out on my Wii Fitness and Sports plus which allow me to choose from a wide range of sports and work outs.. from muscle to aerobics, yoga etc. I am glad I got this.

    Good luck and feel free to PM if you'd like to chat more!

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    Exercising???

    Hi,
    I can understand that. I also find it very difficult to motivate myself and exercise as I should. Then I feel guilty that I'm not doing it and don't enjoy the times at rest either. It's a vicious cycle.

    From experience and also word of mouth, doing something - as little as it may be - is always better than doing nothing. So maybe a good start would be to not pressure yourself to "have to do this much exercise today", but to do small amounts.. rest...do some more, followed by more rest.

    I have a Wii from Nintendo and that's the exercise that I do a lot of the times, since my lung capacity doesn't allow me to go for a jog outside, for instance, and I don't feel comfortable enough at a gym, so I keep reasonably active in the comfort of my own house, working out on my Wii Fitness and Sports plus which allow me to choose from a wide range of sports and work outs.. from muscle to aerobics, yoga etc. I am glad I got this.

    Good luck and feel free to PM if you'd like to chat more!

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    MeasureInLove
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    Exercising???

    Thank you so much Vera! I've decided to look into getting a treadmill for at home. I also have resistance bands that I was given in the hospital and have dug them out of the closet. I'm ready to get back on track. And I'll definitely be taking your advice and starting off slow and feeling good about just putting in the effort :-)

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    MeasureInLove
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    Exercising???

    Thank you so much Vera! I've decided to look into getting a treadmill for at home. I also have resistance bands that I was given in the hospital and have dug them out of the closet. I'm ready to get back on track. And I'll definitely be taking your advice and starting off slow and feeling good about just putting in the effort :-)

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    Exercising???

    Great that you're getting a treadmill too! I've been wanting to get one as I seriously see it as something I could get on board often. I'd just walk, but at least it would be more consistent than the wii, which has a lot of breaks.

    I was also thinking - do you know what really motivates me to get off the couch and start working out? It's reading threads about exercising and its benefits on CF here on the forums. All I have to do it 'search' exercise and when I read people's testimonials' about exercise being the best therapy for CF and a way to improve lung capacity, I feel so guilty that I immediately start moving.

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    Exercising???

    Great that you're getting a treadmill too! I've been wanting to get one as I seriously see it as something I could get on board often. I'd just walk, but at least it would be more consistent than the wii, which has a lot of breaks.

    I was also thinking - do you know what really motivates me to get off the couch and start working out? It's reading threads about exercising and its benefits on CF here on the forums. All I have to do it 'search' exercise and when I read people's testimonials' about exercise being the best therapy for CF and a way to improve lung capacity, I feel so guilty that I immediately start moving.

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    Exercising???

    I am glad to hear both of you are putting in the effort to stay active. That is awesome and what I truly believe is the best way to get/stay healthy. You should be proud of yourselves and keep up the good work.

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    Exercising???

    I am glad to hear both of you are putting in the effort to stay active. That is awesome and what I truly believe is the best way to get/stay healthy. You should be proud of yourselves and keep up the good work.

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