Building Stamina

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sunshinetrug...

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Posted: 03 Dec 2016, 17:30
Mentally, I am wanting so bad to go run a mile. I get so psyched up and I get my shoes laced up and hop on the treadmill or get outside, and suddenly, no matter how hard I push myself mentally, within two to five minutes, I am in so much pain, I am afraid of injuring myself. Has anyone here built from sedentary to active and can offer me some tips on moving that I may not have tried to mentally stimulate my motivation? "Just get up and do it" is not working anymore. I cannot seem to push over that painful two minute threshold.....
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kpwcalories

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Posted: 03 Dec 2016, 20:35
Wait, don't you have to take it easy if you're this far along in your pregnancy and something causes you pain?
makayla...

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Posted: 04 Dec 2016, 01:01
why don't you start with brisk walking and forget about the running, it will help you building stamina and getting used to the activities you are indulging in. it's not about the stamina, it's just a psychiatric issue. You are changing your lifestyle and your subconscious is not accepting it at the moment. So, start with the minimum walk/run until you enjoy it and then stop, take rest and then again go for it, it's a hard task but absolutely possible. you can do it.
spacey48

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Posted: 04 Dec 2016, 04:42
makayla davis wrote:
why don't you start with brisk walking and forget about the running,



THIS ^^^^^ I never run , I can run but I choose not to as on concrete its too hard on the joints

however I walk on average 11 miles a day and make it part of my daily routine

its easy broken into chunks and very good for you


sunshinetrug...

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Posted: 04 Dec 2016, 07:39
makayla davis wrote:
why don't you start with brisk walking and forget about the running, it will help you building stamina and getting used to the activities you are indulging in. it's not about the stamina, it's just a psychiatric issue. You are changing your lifestyle and your subconscious is not accepting it at the moment. So, start with the minimum walk/run until you enjoy it and then stop, take rest and then again go for it, it's a hard task but absolutely possible. you can do it.


Hahaha, yeah. I know I need to take it slow, especially this far along. I am not saying I want to run a marathon and I know I should not be running at all right at this moment. I am just saying, the motivation is there until I actually start. I am trying little steps and I have a written plan to put up next to my treadmill once this baby comes. I really do love walking, I just feel so tired and in a lot of pain these days. But thanks, I will keep working at it.
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sunshinetrug...

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kpwcalories wrote:
Wait, don't you have to take it easy if you're this far along in your pregnancy and something causes you pain?


Hence why I stop if it gets too bad. I do get in a lot of activity from my chores and other things. I know I put "shopping" in my activity log a lot, but to be honest, I only count it as separate from walking because I push the cart around for support. Other than that, I am just trying to incorporate back in something that has worked for me in the past.

My first semester of college, I dropped three pants sizes by walking roughly six miles every day. That and drinking a gallon of water per day. That is what is frustrating. I know what works for me and what works fast, but it was not the healthiest because even though I was losing weight and feeling the best I have ever felt, I was never sleeping enough, and I ate so unhealthy, it makes me nauseous as a mother to think of how I treated my body.

Sorry to ramble. I am just saying, it really is the mental part of me, not my physical inability that is keeping me down. Lol.
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spacey48

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Posted: 04 Dec 2016, 12:11
if your pregnant stick to healthy eating and general light exercise

your energy should be going towards the baby not doing excessive weightloss and heavy exercise
You Can...

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Posted: 06 Dec 2016, 10:02
makayla davis wrote:
why don't you start with brisk walking and forget about the running, it will help you building stamina and getting used to the activities you are indulging in.


Be in tune with your body! Your body is screaming at you to stop because you are pushing it too hard.
It seems like you have a very strong will, and you can push your mind pretty far. It's important that you let your body catch up, though. Otherwise, soon you will hate exercising because of how much pain it brings you.

Like Makayla said, start with brisk walking and work your way up. Increase your time each day at first by 5 minutes (shoot for 30-60 minutes/day) - that will help build up your tolerance and overall fitness level. Then you can start pushing yourself harder, by speeding up the pace.

Slow but steady wins the race! You can't sprint for the whole marathon.
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