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Mar 17, 2013 05:33PM
Mar 17, 2013 06:49PM
Hello, everyone. I am new to this thread and I hope you will forgive me if I don't read it all!
So here is my fitness/non-fitness story: I gained weight after cancer thanks to Lupron, Tamoxifen, and the fact that every bloody time I finally got into a great routine at the gym I needed another surgery for breast reconstruction or something or other. I have a pot belly that I loathe and shopping is depressing.
Losing weight and being fit is part of my lifestyle goal to help prevent recurrence - that is probably my prime motivator, with vanity reasons coming a close second.
I am no longer on Tamox. or Lupron. I was only 10 percent er-positive and 1 percent pr-positive, so sometimes I think of myself as a triple neg-er. I like muscle building (weight bearing exercise, as you all know, is recommended for triple negs) and hate endurance and am too ditzy to play group sports, so being a gym rat suits me perfectly. I happen to belong to the best club in town, so I have my pick of machines, classes, etc....
I am about to embark on week 3 of an intermediate muscle building workout plan that I found on the web. Here is the page: http://www.workouttrainer.com/. You can create a free account and follow whatever workout routine suits your goals and needs. It is the site attached to my favorite fitness magazine, Muscle & Fitness Hers. I love quick, high velocity bursts of energy and strength. I feel soooo relaxed and de-stressed afterwards.
Anyway, I am holding my feet to the fire for this one. No surgeries scheduled, so no excuses! The program I am following goes on for four months, I loathe my bugs bunny belly, and I want to regain the body I had when cancer first gave me the chance to go for those wonderful b-cups for the price of a co-pay.
I am glad to find this thread.
So here is my accountability for today: I did go to club, did legs, biceps, triceps, abs and some stretching. I have to follow this plan five days per week.
I blame all typos on my bipolar spell checker! :-)
Anyone diagnosed with cancer should learn to have a healthy disrespect for statistics. Statistics are maths. It's the science which still eludes us.
3/2009, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 3/8 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2-