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912d

How do you feel motivated to exercise when it feels so much harder for someone with pots?

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    • applehat

      905d

      Thanks everyone for commenting I appreciate it so much ❤️ I’m trying to see if my symptoms will alleviate a bit by doing a rowing machine exercise 15 minutes daily. The silliest motivation I have is looking like spiderman. I don’t know if it’s realistic and I don’t know if that’s envy or something but I wanna be muscular one day and I hope I can to spite my pots haha

    • applehat

      905d

      Thanks everyone for commenting I appreciate it so much ❤️ I’m trying to see if my symptoms will alleviate a bit by doing a rowing machine exercise 15 minutes daily. The silliest motivation I have is looking like spiderman. I don’t know if it’s realistic and I don’t know if that’s envy or something but I wanna be muscular one day and I hope I can to spite my pots haha

    • Nana1124

      911d

      UnluckyUnicorn my bad...thanks for understanding my comment. You are a very good and relatable person!

    • Elisa

      912d

      I find it really hard to be motivated to excersize, but when I do excersize it's because I'm sick of feeling like shit

    • AppleJuice

      912d

      honestly i don’t cause i haven’t figured out a way yet

    • UnluckyUnicorn

      912d

      Nana1124 I was answering applehat’s initial question to them. I do understand that exercise is not for everyone. They asked what motivates people to exercise and I gave them my answer. I certainly wouldn’t want you to do anything that would cause you harm! Nor would I want that of anyone.

    • Nana1124

      912d

      UnluckyUnicorn - I don't need to become physically stronger. Like I said, my particular disability precludes me from exercising, especially anything strenuous. I'm not going to do anything that can cause me more harm than good. Exercising is not for everyone.

    • UnluckyUnicorn

      912d

      Becoming physically stronger can improve symptoms and I’m just so sick and tired of being sick and tired that any relief motivates me. Plus it’s funny how confused people get when I’m physically strong (able to lift weights) but disabled. They don’t understand that those aren’t mutually exclusive. I still have days where a cup feels too heavy and makes me cry but I have started to get more improved days. I hope you are able to do what is best for you ❤️

    • applehat

      912d

      Oh that makes sense, I hope you at least have some comfort in your life from what you describe it sounds tough. I wish you the best

    • Nana1124

      912d

      I've never exercised a day in my life, and I'm not starting now. I'm small-boned and very thin, so I don't feel exercise is necessary, for me. Besides, my abdominal core is severely damaged and there is no fixing it, so I abstain from anything strenuous. I'm in chronic pain and drain liquid fecal matter from a hole in my abdomen, it never stops, so I can't exercise, even a little. It's just not for me. And I cannot stress the hole, and eventually I will pass from complications of my disability.

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