Topic: Let's Post our Daily Exercise

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 08:56AM

Posted on: Sep 28, 2009 08:56AM

Morgan513 wrote:

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


Dx 4/9/2008, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-
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Mar 9, 2013 12:10PM NatsFan wrote:

Misswim - I'm so sorry!  You must have been so frightened as they were doing the tests to figure out what was going on.  I'm glad it's something that they can treat, although I don't envy you having to sit in the infusion room again. Cry My onc's scale is in the entryway to the infusion room - the first time I went in there, I felt such a violent wave of nausea that I almost had to sit down.  And I didn't even do my chemo there!  I hope the treatments go smoothly for you and this resolves it once and for all.

Today is rest day, so no exercise other than Declutter N Sculpt.  Making another run to the thrift shop today, then to the hardware store to get spackle and sandpaper and other painting prep supplies.  We might even look at a few colors to inspire us. 

Claire - Maui - mmmmmm!

Mary Dx 12/31/2007, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 1/15 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Mar 9, 2013 12:56PM lilacblue wrote:

Misswim, I'm inspired by your yoga practice and hope the tx starting sorts it out for good.  Ann, I like the new image and your 'spiffy' new foldable hoop. Cocobean, carrying around your little one is a workout - hang in there and i think you are doing great.

Freestyle step and body balance yesterday and day off working out today.  Handweights and gym ball on tap for my Sunday excercise  and it's Mother's Day here tomorrow.  We don't change the clocks unitl March 31st.

Happy Saturday wonder women!

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; Mastectomy; Mastectomy (Left); Reconstruction (Left): DIEP flap, Nipple reconstruction
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Mar 9, 2013 03:24PM Cocobean wrote:

Thanks lilac!

misswim- I feel for you, that is a lot physically and mentally to deal with, hope the treatment goes well, and you are feeling better...lean on your support team and take care of yourself.

Made it to the gym today, 30 minutes of cardio, 30 minutes of strength training. I am happy to report that I am down a few pounds since finishing chemo (when I gained about 7 lbs.)'s nice to see the scale move in that direction, but it's even better to feel good, strong, and healthy...the numbers are a bonus :)

Dx 6/18/2012, IDC, 4cm, Stage IIIA, 4/12 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Surgery 7/25/2012 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Targeted Therapy 9/19/2012 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 9/19/2012 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 1/28/2013
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Mar 9, 2013 10:05PM - edited Mar 9, 2013 10:07PM by ruthbru

Hello All! The company is gone. Very fun, but now I have alot of 'catch up' to do around here. Since I have my reputation to uphold (gulp!), I did 45 minutes on the treadmill & 45 minutes of toning with Denise before I opened up the computer.

Missy, of course, you should post!!! We are here 'for better or for worse'. To me, the exercise component is just an excuse to come here and hang out with good friends. Cool Thank goodness it is something treatable. I so understand the PTSD part, my stomach turns over if I have to just drive by the exit to the center where I did chemo. I feel sick even typing about it!

Cyndi, about DVDs. If you are just starting out, Richard Simmons DVDs have great, fun music. DWS has very good music too. But if you are at a more advanced level of fitness, you will find them too easy. Denise Austin has good workouts. The FIRM has great workouts, both are set to music, but more as a background. Some DVDs that might be good and more music centered are Zumba and Jazzercise (I haven't done Jazzercise in years but just googled it, and they are still in business). Also, you could buy or burn some music you like, put on your Walk Off the Pounds DVD, turn down the sound and use your own music as you work out to their moves.

Mary Louise, I loved Dance Your Pants Off too!

I will have to have more planned exercise once I retire, because I get about 8,000 steps in every day at work just chasing after kids!

Claire, I'm excited to hear about the beaches and food of Hawaii.....where all us winter-weary people wish we were going with you!

"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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Mar 9, 2013 10:24PM odie16 wrote:

Misswim, my heart goes out to you. Hope you are feeling better soon.

Lilac- Happy Mothers Day tomorrow.

Love the WWRD....Will need to use it to motivate myself since I clearly need to do arm exercises daily....Tongue Out

Claire- So envious of the Maui trip.. Enjoy every wonderful moment!

Did 6.5 miles this morning. Hoping to tone and lose a few pounds before swimsuit season..

Dx 6/27/2011, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Mar 9, 2013 11:38PM claire_in_seattle wrote:

Sorry to disappoint everyone, but my day wasn't quite up to par.

  • i did view the new Proton Therapy/cyclotron  unit at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.  Amazing, and definitely the future for a large number of cancer patients.
  • Cycling was major bust.  Road bike has a flat, and I couldn't make my hybrid work as still sore in my right hand from the doofusitis attack where I landed on both hands.  Ouch.  I did try, but too busy and I was a hazard.  Just not easy enough getting on and off.
  • Spent the rest of the day WORKING.  Major drag, but good for $$$$$.  Plus, think more work from this particular person.
  • Still need to pack, but think I have that under control.
  • I have a meeting tomorrow, but think I can fit in a trip to a local bike shop plus ride.  Plus finish the work.  WHEW!!!
  • Made a list of everything else, including the car license plates due soon.  Fortunately, I don't need an emissions test this year and can renew online.  YAY!!!

Off to bed in a few.  I am beat, and need to be fresh as a daisy for the AM.  At least that is my plan.

Enjoy the first day of Daylight Savings Time!!! 

(I would love to be skiing right now.) - Claire

Completed all treatment (AC +T, lumpectomy, radiation and 5 years of AIs - anastrazole). Now celebrating every single day for the wonderful life I have been granted. Dx 8/2009, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 1/21 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Mar 10, 2013 12:32AM _Ann_ wrote:

Ruth I hope you can stand the pressure of being an inspiration to us :-)  Claire, better luck tomorrow and thanks for the DST reminder.

Three hour hoop dance workshop today.  It was fantabulous but I am pretty sore.  Lots of drills involving more leg and ab muscles than I normallly use.  My joints are a bit cranky as well.  Second session is tomorrow.  

Finished primary treatment (chemo, lumpectomy, rads) in April 2013. Hormone therapy through 2023. Dx 6/15/2012, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 3/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Mar 10, 2013 10:50AM LuvLuLu wrote:

8 mile run this morning, then back and tris at the gym.  I was feeling it after Friday's intense Shovel & Sculpt workout.

Keep on moving, everyone.  The days are getting longer. Cool

Dx 9/1/2002, DCIS, Stage 0 Surgery 9/9/2002 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 10/1/2002 Breast Dx 5/21/2012, DCIS, Stage 0, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes Surgery 7/16/2012 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Free TRAM flap Hormonal Therapy 8/19/2012 Aromasin (exemestane)
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Mar 10, 2013 11:59AM badger wrote:

Rained all day yesterday and stilll drizzling today.  Gloomy & cold, blech.  However, there are bulbs sprouting by the mailbox, can't tell yet if it's the daffodils or tulips.  I should go look at the snow crocus, they're purple & yellow and always cheer me up when I see them poking through the snow!

Yesterday, I got Feb. bookwork done then hit the indoor track and walked 6k = 3.73 mi. 

Did 30 mins of yoga this morning and will walk later but for now it's on to Laundry & Sculpt.

Find your calm. Move forward from this place. Dx 12/22/2009, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 1, 1/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Mar 10, 2013 01:41PM marianelizabeth wrote:

missswim, I am glad you can do yoga and especially a "day" of it. I have found that yoga is my best friend and takes me out of BC every time. Now I am off yoga for awhile due my mx etc. but know it will be there when I can go back.

After a horrible day of nausea and vomiting on Friday (nausea in my estimation is much worse than pain) I took Gravol Friday evening and yesterday AM and managed a 3 k walk in the sun yesterday. Taking it easy today but hoping for a walk this afternoon. Surgery 9/7/2012 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Chemotherapy 10/15/2012 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 3/5/2013 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 4/29/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 5/7/2013 External: Lymph nodes, Chest wall Surgery 12/6/2013 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 12/12/2016 Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Silicone implant Surgery 6/26/2017 Reconstruction (right) Radiation Therapy 9/8/2017 Surgery 9/9/2019

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