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Working out w/endo & bleed

I’ve noticed that crunches, core workouts, etc make me bleed, so much pain/bloating. I need to lose some weight, any advice for workouts with less core impact but effective to lose weight? Thanks!

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Hi Hun, I’ve always worked out and I’ve been perfectly fine when I was on the cerelle pop. I have always done intense workouts including deadlifts and other weight training. However, I recently had the coil in and over the past 6 weeks I can’t do anything but cardio. It’s really getting me down with the pain and bleeding too so I feel your distress Hun. Have you tried swimming? I find this good as well as de-stressing. Fingers crossed xx

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Thanks. I will try swimming and keep doing cardio.

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I walk my dogs over the park for a minimum of 30 minutes twice a day.

I can do a minimum of 10,000 steps then.

I also like gardening. My garden is huge so there is always something to do.

I can do these at my own pace. So if I'm struggling like I am at present with a large cyst that's being removed on 16th April. I stick to light exercise.

As long as I'm in the garden or walking my dogs I'm good as it clears my head and make it easier to deal with my endometriosis when it's bad.

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Thanks. I do love walks. I do gardening from time to time since my back hurts a lot after a gardening weekend.

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I find spinning class helps me a lot with maintaining health and weight. I also think stationery cycling at a brisk pace is also good.

I don't recommend swimming. Think of all the toxic chlorine you absorb. Just a thought.

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Thanks for the reply. I never tried spinning before. That’s on my list though.

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There may be freshwater swimming pools, but not sure how common they are in the uk :(

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I don’t live in UK, I like this forum though. Really nice women, sharing something in common.

I have the beach close by, maybe I can try that, more natural. I go to beach a lot, but sit on the sand, I can use that time to swim.

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I've found the usual gym stuff doesn't suit me for much the same reasons as you. I have taken up HIIT but chosen ones less core dominant during my endo pain days. That's brilliant for weight loss / toning up.

I've also taken up pole fitness, it's not what you think, it's awesome, fun, silly, works all your muscles while having fun, and you can be any shape or size. It's like the womens version of a men's door chin up bar! I found mine quite locally. Don't know how available the classes are but it's the up and coming thing. I've been doing it for two months and it's already helping tone up, and lose the wobble, plus I love that there's women there whom are the same as me! It's the only feminine thing I feel I can do while keeping fit and helps me deal with endo as a lot of the women whom go have it or have heard of it, well it's as common as 1 in 10, so not surprised.

Hope you find something that your endo suits xx

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I should check that one. My friend loves it, invited me before. There’s one studio close to me. Thanks!!!

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