Not there yet but trying : this... - Lung Conditions C...

Lung Conditions Community Forum

51,896 members62,694 posts

Not there yet but trying

soulboy118 profile image
47 Replies

this hopefully is just the start , be realistic in our expectations and I'm slowly working my way up to being just rubbish at walking .lol

47 Replies
sassy59 profile image
sassy59

Oh well, as you say, you’re trying. Just keep going Dave. Xxx😘

soulboy118 profile image
soulboy118 in reply to sassy59

thanks carole xx

pepparuby1 profile image
pepparuby1

great!!! Can I ask do you use iPhone or watch for steps or is it your phone? I ask because I bought iPhone watch two years ago so it monitors every step - not just when I’ve got the phone on me? Small steps little and often build up to more steps - hard I know!!!

soulboy118 profile image
soulboy118 in reply to pepparuby1

morning kate , its an app already built into my android phone ,as you say it doesnt measure when ive not got the phone on me but for now it'll do .

pepparuby1 profile image
pepparuby1 in reply to soulboy118

ah so … you’re actually doing more as you’d be surprised how many steps we take without our phone

tbeth profile image
tbeth

Keep walking! Everday you"ll improve. Good luck and don't get discouraged.

soulboy118 profile image
soulboy118 in reply to tbeth

thanks

pepparuby1 profile image
pepparuby1 in reply to tbeth

I need to hear this

CDPO16 profile image
CDPO16

my legs are aching just reading this!

soulboy118 profile image
soulboy118 in reply to CDPO16

i slept well last night

B0xermad profile image
B0xermad

this a good start ,I used to be able to get to the front door and back only it was a bungalow,but now I do 6000 steps a day so good for you for trying 👍

soulboy118 profile image
soulboy118 in reply to B0xermad

oh that isnt al in one continuous stroll , plenty of breaks involved

B0xermad profile image
B0xermad in reply to soulboy118

step by step is a brilliant start 👏

pepparuby1 profile image
pepparuby1 in reply to B0xermad

brilliant so it can be done!!! On the odd occasion I’ve walked 8k to 12k steps that was a day out at Hampton court and on holiday in Egypt you had to walk the whole complex numerous times a day to get to activities pool restaurant etc

B0xermad profile image
B0xermad in reply to pepparuby1

definitely but building up over time until you feel ready

soulboy118 profile image
soulboy118 in reply to pepparuby1

brilliant

Ergendl profile image
Ergendl

A journey of a thousand miles starts with just one step. You've already passed that by more than another thousand steps, so well done. Keep doing just a little bit more each day, and you'll get there.

And it's OK to have a day off when you need to.

soulboy118 profile image
soulboy118

its the second day off im worried about lol

pepparuby1 profile image
pepparuby1 in reply to soulboy118

you know what Dave - I was terrified of vegetating so whilst waiting for the kettle I would walk on the spot. I went to the tip yesterday with bags of rubbish I thought how on earth am I gonna do this but I did and I paced myself ….

soulboy118 profile image
soulboy118 in reply to pepparuby1

well done kate

pepparuby1 profile image
pepparuby1 in reply to soulboy118

😳😂

soulboy118 profile image
soulboy118 in reply to pepparuby1

im the same kate, we need motivation and sometimes thats hard to find especially from others , i cant blame them they dont know what true breathlrssness is

pepparuby1 profile image
pepparuby1 in reply to soulboy118

yes people don’t understand it’s horrible indeed! I’ll try and do some steps today around the house 😂

soulboy118 profile image
soulboy118 in reply to pepparuby1

ive done 271 round the house already , dodnt know making bacon on toast nreded so many steps

pepparuby1 profile image
pepparuby1 in reply to soulboy118

lol

Collie4 profile image
Collie4

that’s good. It’s an achievement, the more we do it the better it gets, but take care.

Tykelady profile image
Tykelady

Before the progression of my illness and when I had my little dog, walking and doing the recommended steps were not a problem but I did notice that, having short legs and a short stride, my distance covered was less than a taller, long striding person.

Blackbird9 profile image
Blackbird9

a dog would get you walking and they are great company to 💜

soulboy118 profile image
soulboy118 in reply to Blackbird9

had dogs , the l9ss is a little to hard to take these days .

Izb1 profile image
Izb1

Well done to you, you have to make a start somewhere 1400 today 1500 next week, you will hardly notice the difference, just dont push too hard x

soulboy118 profile image
soulboy118 in reply to Izb1

i try not to but at times it seems like im fighting a losing battles

Izb1 profile image
Izb1 in reply to soulboy118

Aaaw I know it is hard but every slow step is a step in the right direction, keep your chin up x

soulboy118 profile image
soulboy118 in reply to Izb1

i always try to even when its hard to x

Karenanne61 profile image
Karenanne61

Well done!🎉 Every journey starts with a single step.

soulboy118 profile image
soulboy118 in reply to Karenanne61

or a stumble im my case

Karenanne61 profile image
Karenanne61 in reply to soulboy118

🙂Following my illness I used to walk to the top of the drive every day , just a few steps, then to next door, then further up. It took longer to dress for the out doors than I was actually out. 😂 Now, admittedly after a long time trying and crying and having set backs, I enjoy yoga and pilates and managed to mooch a little in the new forest.

soulboy118 profile image
soulboy118 in reply to Karenanne61

so jealous , i used to love walking in forests there was something so ancient aboutcthen mystical almost

Karenanne61 profile image
Karenanne61 in reply to soulboy118

There certainly is. 🌳We found a lovely picnic spot then I sat drinking in the forest, and a cup of tea , whilst my husband explored further. I've had to accept my limitations but we have to be determined not to give in. Just try a few steps or stretches every day and we'll cheer you on.

soulboy118 profile image
soulboy118 in reply to Karenanne61

thank you x

Jane2005 profile image
Jane2005

Well done. Everyday is different but trying is the main thing & accepting limitations. Good luck & I hope over times it gets a little easier 🙂

soulboy118 profile image
soulboy118 in reply to Jane2005

i hope it gets a little better to jane but theres only so much our lungs cab do but we must never stop trying

Alberta56 profile image
Alberta56

Sounds pretty good to me. xxx

soulboy118 profile image
soulboy118 in reply to Alberta56

and to me

Oshgosh profile image
Oshgosh

small steps lead to big steps.!

soulboy118 profile image
soulboy118 in reply to Oshgosh

bigcsteps big deal

Oshgosh profile image
Oshgosh in reply to soulboy118

hope you have a good day

soulboy118 profile image
soulboy118 in reply to Oshgosh

its looking that way thanks , jope you have a goid day too.

You may also like...