Since it is taking a while to get the site up and running, I will post my last three entries in one. these entries are after I was following a new workout to try and maintain Fibromyalgia and not cause flare-ups.
So I spent three days on the ice (15-45 minutes per day...I will explain why soon), supervised by coaches.
Day 1: I was well rested to begin. I asked my coach to push me as hard as I can until I vetoed it. Basically to get my heart racing and until I felt like I would pass out. It went well, after 15 minutes I was starting to feel the burn. My legs were going numb, I was exhausted and I mean even my shoulders were killing me. But I lasted for another five minutes of intense, which totaled to twenty minutes all together. Not bad for a first shot. Most stories I read when it comes to fibro and working out, it causes a lot of issues as most people have trouble just to do daily things around the house.
What came next was unexpected. I got off the ice a short while later. I was dizzy but nothing out of the ordinary. To be honest, I was feeling fine. Like I did years before I found out I had fibro. I continued on with my day feeling a bit numb in my joints but well overall.
Day 2: It was a little different on the ice. I was going to try pushing my limits again, but I knew I would head to a burnout for a few weeks after. Something in my body kept wanting me to push (I am very competitive with myself) but another part stopped me. I was glad it did. So instead I spent 45 minutes doing a 'medium workout' working on technical aspects on the ice. It went well but I was slightly disappointed in myself for not pushing my limits.
Day 3: Third day in a row. I don't even remember the last time I was on the ice for 3 days straight? Definitely before Fibro diagnosis...or even last year at this time? It was a rough summer so...I have no answer to this. This day was a little different. It was a new coach today, one who always pushes me, and normally I don't have too much trouble doing. But, for some reason....the minute I stepped on the ice I felt like I had steal legs. They felt heavy, I felt slow, I was exhausted and I just wanted to curl up in the corner of the ice and pray that the Zamboni would not kill me.
I managed to get through a good 20 minutes (15 if you count the mini break I took). But it was brutal. I don't even know how I managed. I got off the ice shortly later and I was kicking myself in the butt for having this happened. Then I remembered that this will happen time to time, and I have to find a way to control it even better.
--I will keep updating on my progress as time goes on. As well I will be getting back to the gym very soon even some off ice workouts. For more information on workouts you can do, you can head over to the exercising page!