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Forum: Working on Your Fitness —

Conversations about exercise, diet, and getting back in shape after breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Posted on: Sep 28, 2009 05:56AM

Morgan513 wrote:

I'm doing the Firm Cardio Step mix and will walk the dog for a mile later today.

Lorrie 

Dx 4/9/2008, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-
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Sep 9, 2021 06:36PM Wonderland wrote:

Returned home today from a 3 day trip to the NC mountains with my bil and sil. Dh and I hiked in 2 different state parks. The 4 of us went tubing for 4 hours on The New River near Jefferson, NC. Had a blast floating on the water!

"Put on your coat. It's easier to stay warm than it is to get warm." George the Llama Man Dx 11/2006, IDC, <1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 2/36 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/27/2006 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 1/2/2007 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 6/5/2007 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 9/22/2007 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 9/9/2009 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap Hormonal Therapy 9/20/2009 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Sep 9, 2021 06:57PM saltmarsh wrote:

Wonderland, that looks so amazingly relaxing! *sigh*

Walked my little beagle for the third day in a row and it went fine, so I think we're all good here. F/U with MD tmw and I get to ask about resuming exercise and activity, so fingers crossed!



Dx 3/8/2021. LCIS, ILC. Surgery 4/19/2021 mastectomy, right
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Sep 9, 2021 08:27PM ruthbru wrote:

Sounds like you are making a good recovery, Saltmarsh!

Love the tubing picture, Wonderland. Looks so relaxing!

I went to Pound, cleaned the house, watered the flowers, went on a dog walk, and to Dance2fit. Busy day!

"Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Friedrich Nietzsche Dx 2/2007, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Sep 10, 2021 12:22PM karen1956 wrote:

Wonder - your trip sounds like fun!

Ruth - the WWW seems to be growing.

I'm going to have a full house in 2 weeks. DD#1 is coming for a long week-end. Short visit but it will be great. It will be a nice reunion for the kids to see each other. Three days till I get to hug DD#2. By Sunday I'll be counting the hours.

We were talking at second day lunch and I said, I'm to learn how to not overcook so much and my son says - keep cooking, I want leftovers to take to work for lunch!!! So I thought I had plenty of chicken in the house, but had to buy more. As an adult he eats so much healthier than he did as a kid - well I should say he doesn't eat junk food. He's always eaten my food. Don't mind saying so, but I am a good cook/baker. I don't do fancy, but I don't like fancy!

Have a great week-end.

Karen in Denver, Dx 02/03/2006, ILC, stage IIIa, ER/PR+, HER2-,
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Sep 12, 2021 09:05AM M0mmyof3 wrote:

Been busier than a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs this morning. Doing a lot of cleaning and organizing.


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Sep 12, 2021 02:26PM karen1956 wrote:

It's been quiet here this week-end. Hope everyone is doing well. WE've had record breaking temps the past 3 days (TH,F, Sat) - 99, 97!!! Way too hot for me. High 80s this week.

DD#2 is on the plane - I won't see her till after work so about 24 hours. But my husband is picking her up. She gets in around noon Denver time tomorrow. Long flight as she flies to San Fran which is 15 hours, 3 hour layover in San Fran then 2.5 hours to Denver.

I can't wait!!!!

Karen in Denver, Dx 02/03/2006, ILC, stage IIIa, ER/PR+, HER2-,
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Sep 12, 2021 03:28PM ruthbru wrote:

Exciting, Karen!

We are in the car driving back from Wisconsin where we helped celebrate my dear uncle & aunt's 65th Wedding Anniversary! I walked every day, including a 5 mile walk with my brother this morning.

"Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Friedrich Nietzsche Dx 2/2007, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Sep 13, 2021 01:35PM ruthbru wrote:

I went to Pound & then we grabbed all the dogs for a hike before it started to rain (we need rain so much that a rainy day makes us very happy!). Bruno is now sleeping and I am editing pictures from the anniversary to get printed & sent off to various relatives.

"Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Friedrich Nietzsche Dx 2/2007, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Sep 13, 2021 05:51PM saltmarsh wrote:

I have been cleared for light exercise! Stationary bike approved. Lower body workouts approved. Will re-evaluate in 5 weeks for upper body and high-impact exercise.

Karen, I'm hoping by now you've had a chance to hug the first daughter arriving home?? I'm excited for you to get to see your kids!

Dx 3/8/2021. LCIS, ILC. Surgery 4/19/2021 mastectomy, right
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Sep 13, 2021 06:25PM ruthbru wrote:

Great news, saltmarsh!

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Sep 14, 2021 05:38PM ruthbru wrote:

Barre Sculpt & tried a Step class (that was too hard......geared for people about 40 years younger than me!)

"Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Friedrich Nietzsche Dx 2/2007, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Sep 15, 2021 04:40AM Heidihill wrote:

Awesome picture, Wonderland! Take pics of the family reunion, Karen!

65 years married is a long time, ruth! Congrats to the happy couple! Great you could celebrate with them. I started Step classes when they were first introduced back in the 80s. May have to try it again

Celebrated a friend's 60th birthday this weekend. Have now fully recovered from a night of dancing. Did 2.5K yesterday on the treadmill after doing 3K last week. May not be able to do running or zumba for two weeks as we leave for a sailing trip.

Dancing with Lt NED Dx 8/2007, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 2, 2/19 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH)
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Sep 15, 2021 10:24AM ruthbru wrote:

Here's the WWW crowd having brunch on a friend's enclosed porch after our walk. Dog walking this afternoon, Zumba tonight.

"Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Friedrich Nietzsche Dx 2/2007, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Sep 15, 2021 11:44AM Wonderland wrote:

Saltmarsh: That's great news! Have fun on your bike.

Ruth: What a wonderful celebration for your aunt and uncle. 65 years is amazing! Good picture of the WWW. Looks cold!

M0mmy: I need your energy to clean my house.

Karen: I can feel your happiness all the way in North Carolina!

Heidi: A sailing trip sounds like so much fun!

Hi Everyone! It's been hot and mainly humid here. I've walked/ran the last 5 out of 7 days. The humidity is stressful so I try not to overdo it. It also has driven me inside so I've been painting and even crafting some to stay active.

This is an old oyster shell that said "I'm a turtle" when I saw him on the beach. He's on my deck railing now.


My cats on the lid of a 10 inch wooden box.

Made this mummy from some scrap wood.

"Put on your coat. It's easier to stay warm than it is to get warm." George the Llama Man Dx 11/2006, IDC, <1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 2/36 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/27/2006 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 1/2/2007 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 6/5/2007 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 9/22/2007 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 9/9/2009 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap Hormonal Therapy 9/20/2009 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Sep 15, 2021 03:55PM M0mmyof3 wrote:

Did a full morning of housework.

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Sep 15, 2021 04:39PM saltmarsh wrote:

Wonderland, that turtle is amazing.

So, I got cleared to use my bike as a stationary bike (on a trainer), but I don't actually *have* my bike right now because I lent it to my son's best friend. He'll be bringing it back by Sunday. Meanwhile, I've been getting exercise trying to clear the space in my attic I have designated as an exercise area! Interestingly, one of the things blocking my path in that corner is an old bin of Christmas decorations left by the last person who lived here -- Christmas decorations that included many small red felt "gifts" that actually were bags of sand! When I first found it, I was like, "What the heck? I have to carry 50lbs of sand out of our attic. Thanks a lot, former owner. Also, why the heck did you store sand on the third floor when you had a gardening shed just off the living room???"

However, that sand is about to help me out! Because a while back, I ordered a punching bag...the kind that's weighed down with water or...sand... in the base. And something made me so mad today that I was like, "You know what I need to do? Inflate that punching bag!" So I lugged all the sand downstairs and went and got a funnel, and started filling it. Unfortunately, I was interrupted by my beagle, who decided I was sitting still long enough for her to crawl into my lap. But this is a good project for me to do bit by bit anyway, so pretty soon I'll have a punching/kicking bag!

Also, the woman from the local Livestrong program has finally gotten back to me and said they are starting up a new program in mid-October, and I am IN! Which means I'll get to work out twice a week for an hour with other people with cancer, and hopefully have encouragement and camaraderie!

Dx 3/8/2021. LCIS, ILC. Surgery 4/19/2021 mastectomy, right
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Sep 15, 2021 06:32PM ruthbru wrote:

Punching things can be very therapeutic!

Hiking with Bruno:

"Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Friedrich Nietzsche Dx 2/2007, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Sep 15, 2021 11:11PM LilacBlue wrote:

Beautiful Bruno! Wonderland, your artist antennae are spot on - a turtle indeed! Good news Saltmarsh, Livestrong is an excellent program.

It's been quite awhile since I've been here and I am a busy bee. September is the January of the fitness world with gyms are open and trying to thrive, despite Covid numbers. I've signed a year contact with Parkinson's UK and started a class last week in a community center for those with advanced Parkinson's and their carers. Teaching new BodyBalance/Flow #93 release and my Pink Ribbon Pilates is going through a quiet phase with roughly 5 showing up per class. Yoga For Cancer class is small and strong as are Pilates and yin yoga. Dh's heart issues continue, son still looking for a job and we are experiencing a a warmish' Indian summer here in the hinterlands of Kent, UK. Let's keep at it!

Nothing is ever the same as they said it was. It's what I've never seen before that I recognise. - Diane Arbus Dx 4/13/2012, DCIS/IDC, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 6/12/2012 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap, Nipple reconstruction
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Sep 16, 2021 05:57AM ruthbru wrote:

Glad you checked in, Lilac. You have been very busy!

I am off to Pound in a few minutes & will go to Dance2fit tonight.

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Sep 18, 2021 11:29AM ruthbru wrote:

I did a lot of things yesterday, but none of them involved exercise. I went to PiYo this morning (the instructor had taken the summer off, so it was good to be back) and hiked with dogs. We are invited to a big wedding later this afternoon, but with all the Covid numbers going up (and the number of vaccinated people in my state), we have decided to skip the ceremony, stop briefly at the reception & get the heck out of there. Argh! This is the second year of ruined wedding (and we are at the age where many of our friend's kids are getting married, so it is discouraging.

"Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Friedrich Nietzsche Dx 2/2007, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Sep 19, 2021 08:25AM - edited Sep 19, 2021 08:25AM by YesIamaDragon

I rowed yesterday (not much time left to be on the water Bawlingand once again I flipped. My balance has been getting worse since I had anaplasmosis this summer and I am so darned discouraged. I have an onc appt tomorrow about it -- since it is likely the neuropathy getting worse, I just don't know why since I finished the kadcyla on New year's Eve. I am certainly hoping it has nothing to do with mets. I can't get in to neurology (for a video visit!!!) until November. In the meantime, rowing has really been my mental salvation, so this is discouraging. I did tell my coach I will probably be more comfortable in multiperson boats for the time being. I can row a single with pontoons, but I tried it once it it felt like I was perched way above the water and it was awkward :(

My strength training I put on hold for a bit as I have developed tendonitis is my elbow, but I did training again on Friday and will try to get some in today, but I have MOUNTAINS of laundry yet to put away (and in some cases, iron) and the kitchen and dining table I need to really really tackle. And I am just now getting breakfast :D

I have been lurking here a bit but have been too busy to post. I LOVE seeing everyone's photos and hearing about adventures near and far!

Dx 6/2019, IDC, Right, 2cm, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy Targeted Therapy Kadcyla (T-DM1, ado-trastuzumab) Surgery Chemotherapy Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Targeted Therapy Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab)
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Sep 19, 2021 04:03PM wondering44 wrote:

The picture shows my workout partner of 6 years, Wylie. She has missed our six days a week runs and walks while I recuperated from surgery on 08/18. Sundays are our rest days, and we stroll to the lake to spend time in the sun and close to the water. We both carried that same face of joy this morning, getting back to what we both love after a month away.

Dx 7/8/2021, DCIS, Right, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3 Dx 7/8/2021, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 8/17/2021 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right Dx 8/23/2021, DCIS, Right, 6cm+, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes Dx 8/23/2021, IDC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+ Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Sep 19, 2021 04:49PM - edited Sep 19, 2021 04:51PM by ruthbru

Yeslama, how frustrating! I hope your doctor can give you some answers. Yes, do the multiple person rowing for now!

What a great exercise buddy you have, wondering44! Glad that you are both back in action.

Here's my hiking companions today. I also went to Barre Sculpt. I got zero else done but better do a load of laundry if I want to go to bed tonight as the sheets are in the basket!

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Sep 19, 2021 06:26PM saltmarsh wrote:

I'm pulling for you, YeslamaDragon. I hope you are able to get some answers from your oncologist tmw, and that you are able to keep rowing.

Wylie is a cutie! We went to a street fair today, and I chose to avoid all the junk food and focus on dogs instead. Among others, there were two beautiful Great Danes, one giant basset hound, a beautiful Great Pyrenees/Newfie mix, and Aussie shepherd puppy, and the most adorable, scruffy little terrier with terrier fur and beagle coloring. Oh, my heart!

So, I finished making space in the attic for my stationary bike set-up and for my punching (well, for now, kicking) post. And I've put all the sand into the base of the post, but after hunting everywhere I could not find our bike pump today to inflate the top part. DH says he has a pump in his garage we can use tmw. I've got my Livestrong assessment a week from tomorrow, so all that's left for me to try to schedule now is my PT appointments now that I'm out a couple weeks post-op, which I will be doing first thing tomorrow!

I did not walk my dog today (I was up all night last night for no evident reason, so my husband took pity on me and did her walk this morning), so I've just done my PT and a couple minutes of yoga, and now I'm off to bed.

Dx 3/8/2021. LCIS, ILC. Surgery 4/19/2021 mastectomy, right
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Sep 20, 2021 05:58AM ruthbru wrote:

Pound this morning. Dog 'stuff' later. Here is some good advice:

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Sep 21, 2021 04:55AM M0mmyof3 wrote:

Gonna do some stuff to prep for Fall. Hubby wants me to take out the kitchen ac out as the temps have gotten past where we really need it.

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Sep 21, 2021 11:14AM ruthbru wrote:

I tried a new class called SH1FT and L1FT. It's a combination of body weight and light weight exercises. I wouldn't say that I liked it, but it was good for me. DH, Bruno & I then went on a fun hike and enjoyed the beautiful fall weather.

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Sep 22, 2021 07:51AM saltmarsh wrote:

Okay, so I'm on my new schedule. Monday I got up and walked the dog and did a half hour on the bike. Yesterday I got up and walked the dog and did a 22 min yoga flow video. Today I got up and walked the dog and did 25 min on the bike. This is the new pattern. Plus PT. Plus Livestrong when it starts (I may adjust the mornings I have LS days).

This feels good.

Dx 3/8/2021. LCIS, ILC. Surgery 4/19/2021 mastectomy, right
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Sep 22, 2021 08:37AM M0mmyof3 wrote:

Went to my yearly check-in my cardiologist. With all the walking I did between getting to and from there and a side trip to Dunkin afterwards for a treat, I did 5,000 steps. Now sitting for a bit before I get a couple of things done.


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Sep 22, 2021 09:28AM ruthbru wrote:

A pattern does feel good, Saltmarsh!

Happy First Day of Autumn!

Walking this morning, dogs this afternoon, Zumba tonight.

"Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Friedrich Nietzsche Dx 2/2007, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-

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