JuliaF is a community member who’s blogging for us about the challenges of getting back into physical activity after cancer treatment.


 

Well it’s official – I am nearly 50 and have middle age spread...

So when the opportunity to do this blog arose, I jumped at the chance because I NEED MOTIVATING!

I am 8 months after my last chemotherapy for Stage 3c  ovarian cancer and have recovered well. I am being closely monitored and the question of diet and exercise crops up at every check-up meeting.  Famous last words from last year: ‘I’ll never grumble about my weight again – I’ll just be happy to be here’.  Well, I am grumbling now...

I have been finding reasons not to exercise (and that is from a person who used to exercise 5 hours a week religiously!) - too tired, need to concentrate on returning to work, don’t have time, have to do more stuff with friends and family, yada yada.  My medical professionals told me that my previous good health, diet and exercise routine has helped me fight the cancer and aided my quick recovery afterwards so I really should not be making any more excuses.

I haven’t been sofa surfing the WHOLE time. I actually managed some decent exercise only weeks after my TAH op and did my first step class between my second and third chemos.

So, here goes, I have booked into a Spin class on Saturday at my gym, Virgin Active (they are supporting me all the way!), with my favouritest instructor Paul, and will give it my best efforts. Will let you know how it goes...

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