So as advised by my doctor I walked my first 30 minutes increasing speed then dropping back again. Of course I thought I can do a jog but but I walked. After a day of rest I had a 45 min aqua class where I could actually jog and run right through due to the water. Tired but felt good I kept up. I thought I'd do my next walk in the gym as I was feeling so strong. Fully hydrated on slow release blood pressure tablets. Blood pressure 120/70 at start. PT started me on cross trainer to warm up. Legs felt very strange like water then jelly like as if I'd run miles. I thought it was a reaction from my aqua class muscles repairing. Had to stop PT advised going on the treadmill. 10 mins couldn't come quick enough bottom half of legs were like dragging walked to stretch area didn't feel right. Told my PT so he said lets take it gentle. Starting stretching and bent over to do floor stretch. Weakness in legs really jelly like then felt really sick then felt faint and actually went out for a few seconds. PT came back and he had a sugary drink for me. Then I recovered got up walked to treadmill although felt exhausted and just did a gently walk but felt so was exhausted after. Quite cross with myself as I've been building myself up wondering what the hell was happening. Anyway PT says lets try some weights. Stupid as I was I did I shouldn't have as I used everything up in me. Now I have had two days rest apart from saw legs I feel absolutely fine.
Obviously don't want this to happen again so have been trying to work out why this happened.
1. Was it because I had worked out day before intensely in the aqua class and then exercised next day on cross trainer was the blood having trouble pumping around the body as it was going to my legs?. Is this the reason I felt sick and fainted.
2. Or was it - before working out a history was taken
Age 57 taking blood pressure tablets to obtain healthy pressure which it had been sometimes lower. 15 Stone 5 I used a machine that measures everything and it said that I should be eating 1600 plus calories but I've been eating 1400 per an old slimming world diet I did a couple of years ago. I have an App called Lifesum that I enter everything I have which I shared with my PT and food wise it was excellent Lifesum I am scoring Healthy to Perfect I also drink 2 litres of water a day. Only thing it kept stating was I needed to eat more as overall previous three weeks with exercise I'd been doing it was equivalent to only having 850 calories a day!!!! Never been told this before. Confused my PT said it's correct. So I'm was wondering if I should actually be eating those extra 200 calories. (Well I have since Thursday) Of course I want to lose weight too while getting fitter and I usually lose 5-7lbs first week then 2lbs every week. In past 3 weeks I've only lost 3lbs totally shocked Im a big loser usually. I'm wondering if by increasing my water two 2litres a day and having built up muscles this might be the case. Although measurement wise I've lost 18 inches all over.
3 Could my blood pressure tablets be affecting me I know probably only a doctor could answer this question just wondering if anybody else is on meds and maybe experienced the same.
On the positive Im still feeling motivated just feel let down by my body. I've done some stretching today to help with the legs they still feel heavy but have managed to go around the garden doing some bits but grateful to sit down. Tomorrow morning Im training again.
I have a Memory Walk at Hylands Park on 17th September. I would like to get around faster than a normal walk and hopefully build up to jog.
Just wondering if anyone else on meds have had same experience.