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Minor Work out obsession?

Hey Everyone,
I'm wondering if anyone else is like me?

For some reason, I can't seem to "allow" myself only to walk the 40 minutes on my treadmill. Once I get on, I don't really want to stop... Sometimes I feel like I have slacked off if I walk less than 3 miles... even though I'm sick and I know I shouldn't be pushing myself????


Sun. Feb 26, 2:47pm

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If you're pushing yourself because it makes your body feel good, go for it. But if instead, you're pushing yourself and your body is yelling at you to stop, I'd cut yourself some slack. Being sick sucks, especially when you like to work out. But you'll get better so much quicker if you give yourself a couple days off, drink lots of tea, and take care of yourself. :)

Sunday, February 26, 2006, 3:01 PM

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do you have a fever? I read recently that it is very bad to workout when you have a fever- it can cause problems with your heartrate!



Sunday, February 26, 2006, 3:27 PM

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2 years ago, i lost 40lbs and had your same type of habit. i started off just wanting to keep going with every workout but soon i was obsessed with working out. nothing was ever enough. i would go to the gym and spend 2 or 2 and half hours there EVERYDAY! There were weeks that i boasted about having worked out for 20 full hours! sure, I looked GREAT and after working out i felt great, BUT, i rarely had time for friends, and was so caught up w/ what i ate and how much i worked out that i was no fun-all i could talk or think about was what was going into my body. the problem with this is that a) it's unhealthy to be that obsessed about anything and b) you can't keep it up forever. after a year and a half of working out so diligently, my life changed enough that i wasn't able to squeeze in the amount of workouts i did formerly, and the amount of time i had to spend planning meals changed . . .so i have gained about 12 lbs back since then. i am here on peertrainer to drop those 12+ a few more that eluded me last time . . .but i want to keep a clear head about what i'm doing to myself this time . . i am excited about the accountability of being in a group and logging my foods and workouts! sorry to go on and on . . but my point is bravo for the workout enthusiasm but just be careful that it doesn't take over who you are completely!

Sunday, February 26, 2006, 3:52 PM

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I don't think this is what you have but just as a side note...there IS a form of bulimia where instead of using laxatives or purging the sufferers work out obsessively. It's kinda scary to see, my friend's eating disorder started like that and then she moved on to diuretics but it was the obsessive exercise that first got the doc's attention.

There's working out a lot because you have to train for some kind of extreme event...which is fine BUT if you're working out simply because you become obsessed with putting in more and more time and your life (friends, family, work or classes) suffer because of it and it's for weight loss...you MIGHT want to talk to someone about it.

Sunday, February 26, 2006, 8:41 PM

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Sorry about the spelling/grammar errors in the last post. I forgot to preview.

And I forgot to mention...exercise is good, I'm referring to obsessive exercise.

Sunday, February 26, 2006, 8:43 PM

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OP here,
Yes, I'm training for an event (Breast Cancer 3-Day), but I feel terribly guilty when I don't work out... Even though, when I do, I do try to push myself......
I KNOW I need to rest, so I've taken it easy the past few days, but I'm doing so with great reluctance (because I really do not feel well).

I just HATE being sick-- I feel like I am letting myself down and not allowing progress towards my goal.... However, I'd rather by a slacker & healthy than to prolong this stupid illness by pushing myself too far!!!

Monday, February 27, 2006, 1:56 AM

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it's all good!

Hey I am like that too, I go to the gym 6 days a week sometimes spending 2 hours there (occasionally), but I am in great shape and I like to challenge myself. It keeps me motivated in all aspects of life. Exercise is a gift you give yourself. I recognize the days I need a break too. I have been doing this for over six year now and I feel like my outlook toward the age of 40 is promising I feel commited to a healthy lifestyle, even though I may seem obsessed. But sometimes you have to be to keep exercise interesting, and if your worried about what others think, just realize that their health is one more thing they might have to worry about in the future that you won't have to.
I also just learned that staying fit and healthy can save you lots of money in the future too, on medical bills and so forth!

Monday, February 27, 2006, 7:34 AM

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EVERYTHING is addictive. We just have to learn to manage our addictions. Exercise is good for you. Just make sure you keep within certain limits and not overdue it mentally and physically.

Monday, February 27, 2006, 12:46 PM

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