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sadie
27-01-04, 16:31
Does anyone have a fear of exercising? I seem to have this fear at the moment as I am scared that my heart will stop as I havent really done that much exercising for a while!

I started doing some exercise in my house the other day and had to stop because I got so worried about my heart beating faster.

I know this must sound really stupid and I know exercise is supposed to actually keep you fir and healthy and therefore prevent death but, i just cant seem to get these thoughts out of my head?

Does anyone else feel like this or is it just me? [:0]

sadie

Matt
27-01-04, 16:39
I used to think exactly like that!!

I dont really know how I got out of it.. I think it was by doing some low impact stuff like swimming etc where you only get a moderate rise in heart rate. You can then push on and build up from there.

Do you reckon you could just push through it at home if you told youself that its nothing to worry about your not going to have a heart attack?? I did a similar thing when I was convinced I would feint... Scared the hell out of me sitting though it but the first time is the worst!!!

Keep at it matey :)

Matt

Meg
27-01-04, 19:06
Hi sadie,

lots of people feel exactly like this but the more important bit is how many people do something about it - and live to tell the tale after excercise !!!

I think we've got a few - Charlie, Matt, Red for starters


Meg

Watch your thoughts, they become your words...
Watch your words, they become your actions... Watch your actions, they become your habits... Watch your habits, they become your character... Watch your character, it becomes your destiny...

nomorepanic
27-01-04, 21:57
Sadie

Exercise was the saviour for me - cured me of panic so don't give it up please. Your heart will beat harder but that is a good sign and u should welcome it cos it is pumping blood around and doing u some good.

Until you feel happy about those feelings then just do something gentle (like swimming) and then when you feel confident you will be able to do that work-out and know it is doing u some good

x


Nicola

sadie
27-01-04, 22:50
Thanks everyone,

Nic, i think I will take your advice and do some swimming first, the only fear now is to pluck up the courage to get a swimming costume on!!!



sadie

Matt
27-01-04, 22:59
I used to worry about going to the pool sadie as I dont look great in my swimmers!! But then if you go to a lanes session most of the other people there are just trying to get fit too... :)

Once you have been a couple of times you wont think about it:) and someone normally chats to you! Or maybe its just me that rambles onto complete strangers.. lol

matt

Lottie32
28-01-04, 10:18
Sadie

Exercise really does make you feel better (in a sweaty, legs going to fall off sort of a way).

REMEMBER - the heart is basically a muscle. The more you exercise it, the fitter it will get. The fitter it gets, the less likely it is to suffer disease or illness.

Go to the gym, do an induction, and you will be worked through a programme which is constantly reviewed, and structured around YOU.

I thought I was going to die when I first went, but discovered that I was actually a lot fitter than I first thought.

The gym I go to is in the local council leisure centre, and there are loads of differnt people there - old, young, fit, flabby, serious, and just out for the social (although why anybody would want to socialise in a gym is beyond me)

Personally, I prefer the gym to swimming - you can cover up from head to toe. And if you want to switch off, go with your walkman and headphones and listen to music (or even a relaxation tape).

Give it a go - I thought it would kill me too, but really, I feel so much better for doing it. This week I have even joined as a member, instead of being casual user.

Best of luck

Love


Charlie

Matt
28-01-04, 10:20
Some health authorities do a prescription for exercise which is basically 10 weeks of free gym membership! :D

benoo5
28-01-04, 18:11
hi sadie,

start exercising slowly,and at home....put some love song cds on,and while your dusting,hoovering,tidying up,move around slowly to the music,start to sing along,do a slow twirl now and again..a few slow steps forward,a few slow steps back...just feel comfortable with it..let your heart rate go up slowly...a week of this,and you can move around a little faster..i know how your thoughts work,and its just a matter of building up your confidence..theres no reason to rush exercise,it should be enjoyed...a few weeks time,you will be able to dance along to faster music...swimming is a great idea,and is sooo good for you,and puts no pressure on the heart...walking is another great exercise....i know your worried about your heart...well,the truth is,exercising will not damage your heart..NOT EXERCISING WILL DAMAGE YOUR HEART...so my advice sadie,is my usual..little steps..start slowly,be comfortable with it,and every week,do a little more...best wishes..bryan.

sadie
28-01-04, 20:43
OMG..Bryan...you always bring a smile to my face somehow!!

Let me just say if I take your advice and start moving around slowly to love music whilst doing the house chores...it will be my husbands heart rate that will be affected!!! Not because of the obvious but because he hasnt seen me do the house work!! (only joking)

No I know you are all right...exercise is good for you and especially us anxiety sufferers, its just plucking up the courage to get started again without the extra worry about my heart stopping etc etc...

well to be honest i would like to tone up as well for the summer time anyway as well as trying to keep healthy, so I will take the plunge...but little steps as you keep saying will do for the moment.

Thanks everyone!



sadie

Lottie32
29-01-04, 15:44
Bry

You are mad - housework - nasty chore but necessary. Exercise - relatively nasty chore - but necessary.

Housework as exercise is just too horrible to contemplate! I prefer the hoover / dust as required school of drudgery. Incorporating exercise would mean I'd have to clean more. At least at the gym I've now timed it to catch up with the soaps (Enders omnibus on a Sunday)

And as for dusting to love songs - it would take forever. You want something energising and fast to make it go quicker! Foo Fighters, or the Chillis, or for the times when you have the mother-in-law arriving and only 10 minutes to do the whole house, something really rousing - think Ace of Spades by Motorhead. (Don't try this at the gym though - you'll end up pulling something)

Sadie - JFDI - but if it makes you feel better start off gradually. Do three 20 minute walks a week, and walk at such a speed that you are slightly out of breath. It's not that scarey honest - 10 minutes away from the house, then turn round and walk 10 minutes back if you are really anxious. Otherwise, walk somewhere nice. If you pass a park or something on the way back from the shops, why not stop the car, have a stroll, and then go home?

Good luck - you really will feel so much better for it, honest. I can't believe I'm saying this, but it really has made a difference to me.


Charlie

sadie
31-01-04, 01:59
Charlie,

I know you are soo right....I will make a conscious effort to do something in the form of exercise this weekend...hopefully I wont pull any muscles.

Will let you know how I got on.

take care

sadie

Matt
31-01-04, 12:10
hows it going then sadie???;)

m

sadie
31-01-04, 13:01
My God Matt....give a girl a chance!!!:D

sadie

Matt
31-01-04, 13:20
hehe cummon!!:D get goin I hope you havent only just got up... not that I have or anything!! hahah

sadie
31-01-04, 14:18
mmmmm.......I think someones telling little porkies!!!:D:D:D

sadie

Matt
31-01-04, 22:18
:D so how did it go then??;)

sadie
02-02-04, 23:10
Well....it went pretty darn good actually!!! I put on some music and had a bit of a aerobic session going on in my living room....I made sure the blinds were closed so my neighbours wouldnt have a good laugh at my expense!:D

I honestly didnt pay too much attention to my heart etc...

Thanks for the support everyone:) I have no excuses now!!:D



sadie

Matt
02-02-04, 23:18
Fantastic matey!!:D

Just keep at it lil bit at a time and you will be doin more than u ever thought possible!:D

Were u just jiggin away to the musik? hehe or did you combine it with some extreame ironing and dusting?? :D

Well done keep at it!!

matt

sadie
02-02-04, 23:22
Matt....a woman can never disclose her cleaning rituals:D:D:D

sadie

Matt
02-02-04, 23:24
oooh so the video isnt comming out soon then??:D

m

Meg
02-02-04, 23:25
Nice one- just checking !

Meg

Meg

Watch your thoughts, they become your words...
Watch your words, they become your actions... Watch your actions, they become your habits... Watch your habits, they become your character... Watch your character, it becomes your destiny...

sadie
02-02-04, 23:35
Matt,

there will definetly be no video...it wouldnt be a pretty sight;)afterall, the big screen add pounds to you:D

sadie

Matt
02-02-04, 23:40
I better not go anywhere near the big screen then!! hahah :D

Wots the next plan then??? cleanin the windas?? get some extra long stretchin to reach the top ones in there!! heheh :D

sadie
02-02-04, 23:46
nah...'cleanin the windas' is too boring....I need to set my sights on something more exciting...like cleaning the oven...maybe!!!!!

sadie

Meg
02-02-04, 23:47
I just did mine. Took 5 mins to spray- 4 days to get round to cleaning it out to point of no smell. Had to do meals by what could be done on the hob only !

Meg

Matt
02-02-04, 23:48
[:o] well when u get bored doin urs you can come round and do mine!! hahah :D

m

nomorepanic
02-02-04, 23:53
and mine after I let Alex cook tonight - what a mess!!!

I swear he does it deliberately so I never ask him to cook again.

I go out to an aerobics class, come back and the oven is wrecked!!

Nicola

Matt
02-02-04, 23:56
hes thinkin of u nic!! hehehe just so you can wind down after aerobics with a nice oven cleaning session!:D

Lottie32
03-02-04, 12:33
We have a magic oven.

You put it on maximum heat, leave it for 3 hours, and when you come back all the crud inside it has disappeared.

Ace.

Well done Sadie - glad you made it through ok. When is the next session?

Love

Charlie

nomorepanic
03-02-04, 21:15
Oohh charlie I need one of them!!

Went swimming tonight and it was absolutely freezing - only mananged 14 lengths and it was way too cold!!

Nicola

Matt
03-02-04, 21:19
We have a magic oven but only when I use it!! Put something that looks like its gunna be food in... a short while later remove the ash and phone the local indian for a take away!:D hahah

nomorepanic
03-02-04, 22:09
Matt - u have a mother - why are you cooking ;)

Nicola

benoo5
03-02-04, 23:00
matt....buy a frey bentos pie,really tasty...just take the lid off,and stick in oven for 30mins.

put on saucepan..3 oxo cubes,water..tinned potatoes,peas,carrots.

its a really tasty meal in just 30mins..fool proof!

bryan..aka ainsly harriot lol!

Matt
04-02-04, 10:48
nic - ;) heheh

bry - There is only one thing I can cook and thats curry and this is my recepie

Chop contents of veg basket up into small cubes ensuring there is a sh1t load of onion in there
Chop any old meat thats in the freezer up into bite size chunks
Add a small amount of oil to a pan and throw everything in...
Go through the spice rack and smell each one.. anything that smells okish throw a couple of spoonfulls in
Add chillies

Add salt to taste!

I'm not sure if its food or a cure for a blocked nose... heheh

:D

benoo5
04-02-04, 15:40
no curry powder matt? heeee....bryan.

nomorepanic
04-02-04, 20:31
Sounds like a cure for constipation to me!!

Nicola

Matt
04-02-04, 20:46
dam I knew there was something that required to make it taste right bry.. I'll add some next time!! hahah

nic - I missed the final step!:D place bog roll in the fridge!:D hahah

sadie
04-02-04, 20:53
Charlie,

Whats this 'magic oven' you talk about!!! I want one now:D:D

As for the next exercise session...well hopefully I can manage some after work tommorrow night and I think I will go for a swim at the weekend... I've looked out my swimming costume and its not as bad as I thought:D

Hope your well:)

sadie

Matt
04-02-04, 20:59
Yay go for it!:D

Have a good swim;)

Keep us upto date with how it goes!!!:D

Lottie32
04-02-04, 21:07
Sadie

I don't know the make and model. But the instructions clearly say stick it on as high as poss and leave for two hours.

Then turn it off.

My kind of cleaning! (Not very practical during the summer months though - so tend to eat salad between May and September)

Swimming - yuk - that involves hours of preparation - at least in the gym I can cover everything up.

And as another top tip, don't use the Immac foam that you leave on and scrape off with a spatula twenty minutes later unless

a. you are not planning to move (I went downstairs to make a cuppa, and there are stains on the stair carpet that won't come off - the carpet was two weeks old, and to this day my mother does not know what caused them)

b. you have several inches of dead skin which you want to exfoliate along with the hair. I'm a pretty tough sort of person (callouses on my hands, and not allergic to anything in the world ever), but this stuff crucified my legs.

Charlie

sadie
04-02-04, 22:15
Charlie,

I wish us ladies didnt have to shave our legs etc....but I must admit when I do do it it is in the shower. What would you have done if the door bell went and you ahd to answer it with your shaving foam on????

That reminds me of a time not long after I got married, when I tried my wedding dress back on and the door bell went....needless to say I just never answered it!!

The things us girls do!!



sadie

benoo5
04-02-04, 23:59
went camping to dorset,with friends..naturally,i took my battery operated shaver!...well booby barbara,asked to borrow it,thinking she wanted to shave her legs,i said ok...the next day,after a close shave,i found out it was for her bikini line!..i wasent too happy..women uugghhh...bryan.