Let’s Go Walking! Join me for a virtual walking support group

Posted by Becky, Volunteer Mentor @becsbuddy, Feb 19 11:59am

Many of you living with cancer or an autoimmune disease, like me, deal with daily fatigue. You know that exercise is so important to your health, but it’s so hard. There’s always an excuse: it’s too cold or hot, it’s going to rain or it’s raining, or it’s snowy and icy, or I just don’t want to. I, too, have all these excuses, but I have a new rescue dog who wants to go out and who doesn’t care about my excuses! And I’ve got traction devices for my boots.

Now I just need a walking group who will keep me accountable. People who say, ‘let’s go for a walk.’

And I thought: What about my virtual friends on MayoClinicConnect? And Mayo Clinic has an easy 12-week walking program to get us started! Here’s the link:
Get walking with this 12-week walking schedule

So let’s form a virtual walking group. We can agree to walk every day and encourage each other through Connect. We can walk outdoors, in a mall, or in the red center, or in the hallways of our apartment building.

Who’s in? Who’s going to join me? Come on, Let’s Go Walking!

@judyhodgern

I really didn’t want to walk today, Tired from yesterday, but with being in the virtual group I thought about it and said why shouldn’t I walk I need to Exercise To energize myself. Then I could be proud of myself and tell my support team that I did walk. They really empowered me today to walk and I feel less fatigued. Thank You all for your positive thoughts!!

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Excuses excuses—just go and get back and feel so much better👋👋👋👍👍👍

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@judyhodgern

Excuses excuses—just go and get back and feel so much better👋👋👋👍👍👍

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I did go and I do feel better. Breathing out through my mouth and in through my nose makes me tolerate the walk much better vs winded ness. In December I had the right upper lobe of my lung removed in Colorado, so I’m still trying to expand my lungs and this is a really good way to get out there and push myself a little. Thank you for listening.

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@judyhodgern

I did go and I do feel better. Breathing out through my mouth and in through my nose makes me tolerate the walk much better vs winded ness. In December I had the right upper lobe of my lung removed in Colorado, so I’m still trying to expand my lungs and this is a really good way to get out there and push myself a little. Thank you for listening.

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Good for you! You are taking steps to improve your health, way to go!

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To all the “walkercizers”. I’m not such a good do—er in this walking group! I’m having a terrible time getting out for my walks! I blame it on reducing my steroids again. I can barely stay awake. But, no excuses. So I’ve walked every day and then collapse after! But I admire all of you for getting out there!

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@becsbuddy

To all the “walkercizers”. I’m not such a good do—er in this walking group! I’m having a terrible time getting out for my walks! I blame it on reducing my steroids again. I can barely stay awake. But, no excuses. So I’ve walked every day and then collapse after! But I admire all of you for getting out there!

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@becsbuddy Don't push yourself you can always make up for it later 🤣

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@becsbuddy

To all the “walkercizers”. I’m not such a good do—er in this walking group! I’m having a terrible time getting out for my walks! I blame it on reducing my steroids again. I can barely stay awake. But, no excuses. So I’ve walked every day and then collapse after! But I admire all of you for getting out there!

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@becsbuddy– I didn't even get out to walk. I've been besieged by migraines. My medicine takes a while to kick in and then I'm so relieved and tired I need to lie down too. But today looks brighter! Have you talked to your doctor about why you are so fatigued by decreasing your steroids? Or do you know?

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Good morning walkercizers- If any of you are bored with plain ole walking and are regular exercisers just do this! It's the latest rage!

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Thank for the Dance Walk video! I vote that we all try this at Gonda building!

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@Erinmfs

Thank for the Dance Walk video! I vote that we all try this at Gonda building!

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@Erinmfs– I'm not there until June. Glad to be of assistance. Stop traffic!

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Maybe we'd score a free night stay in their psychiatric ward ?

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I have to have a serious conversation with my hip and legs to convince them to dance walk. I do dance at home sometimes when I ask my Google home to play me some dance music.

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@merpreb

Good morning walkercizers- If any of you are bored with plain ole walking and are regular exercisers just do this! It's the latest rage!

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@merpreb Looks good Merry but people will think you,be got the tick My legs won't like it .I,LL stick to chair exercises to get my legs working but bigGo for it on the beach

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@merpreb

Good morning walkercizers- If any of you are bored with plain ole walking and are regular exercisers just do this! It's the latest rage!

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Let’s go! I’ll video all of you while you dance walk!

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@merpreb

@becsbuddy– I didn't even get out to walk. I've been besieged by migraines. My medicine takes a while to kick in and then I'm so relieved and tired I need to lie down too. But today looks brighter! Have you talked to your doctor about why you are so fatigued by decreasing your steroids? Or do you know?

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@merpred. I saw the doctor on Tuesday and he said that 5mgs is the bare minimum until my body starts up again. Sent him a message today, anyway, asking again

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@becsbuddy

Let’s go! I’ll video all of you while you dance walk!

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@becsbuddy We'll go as the Anonymous Mentors, and wear a mask. Oooh, the Masked Mentors, just "doin' their thing"! And @merpreb is all to blame for it. But seriously, folks, anything to get you feeling more enthusiastic about getting out there. As for me, if it helps the motivation, who cares what people think? This coming from someone who often sings a song while walking, no device in my ears, just singing along.
Ginger

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