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Q&A Tuesday: How to Start an Exercise Plan for Endo

I received a lovely email from Mehwish who wanted to know how to start getting into exercise. I know I used to struggle heaps with how to get into exercise with endometriosis as it was generally a painful experience. I also simply lacked the energy to get moving and it was a constant motivational push to get me to do anything!

So, as part of my new Ask Mel Friday, I thought I would share some tips I have for Mehwish. It is more about my personal experience with endometriosis and exercise. I think we need to accept that exercise is a gradual process and that it takes time, not just to get results but also get the motivation to do it.

More in the video:

Feel free to share your personal experience with exercise and endometriosis and any thoughts on what you found easier or more challenging about it all.

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Looking forward to hearing from you. Feel free to ask any questions related to this video below…



Hugs, Melissa x
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  1. CureEndometriosis

    It is a pleasure Measley 🙂 I am glad my info has helped you.

  2. Measley5

    Thanks for being an inspiration Melissa. So glad I came across you’re blog. You are such a blessing to all of us suffering from this disease.

  3. 8Karab

    Great inspiration!! Thanx Mel!!

  4. Amykinz @ Foodie 4 Healing

    I agree with what you said in the video, Melissa. You have to start small and it doesn’t have to be a big ordeal. Start with a walk or yoga. Yoga is more relaxing than taxing, as so many other exercises are. I used to be a “I hate exercise” person. But, I have since evolved into a lover of all kinds of forms of exercise. I have always loved softball, so I play on a fall team and on a summer team. I have always loved to run, so I’ve taken that up again (sometimes it’s harder to run when I’m in pain from endo, but I just run through the pain, cause I’m stubborn & refuse to let it take things from me that I enjoy). I have also found that it helps to have a goal, to keep me motivated, as well as a workout buddy. I just trained and rain in the “Warrior Dash” yesterday. It was a 5K mud run. I had my husband and friends counting on me and encouraging me all through training. Now that it’s over, I need to find a new goal. Lastly, I just wanted to say that getting started is the hardest part. You’re tired, you’re in pain and you just want to lay in bed. I get it. That was me. But, once I started doing it, it was like you said, it’s just part of your routine and when you get away from it, you start to miss it. It gives me a way to enjoy my life and appreciate the things that my body can still do for me, despite having stage 4 endo. So, like Nike said, “Just do it!” and I bet you’ll be glad you did. 🙂

  5. Melissa

    Glad you like it! I might need to grow it for real 🙂

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  7. Amber

    You gave us some wonderful tips in this video! The next step for me is to incorporate some of the super foods you mentioned, because even though I’m eating a lot better now I’m still so tired all the time. Also, your hair looks fabulous!

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