Tuesday, October 19, 2010

My RA Fit Kit

I had started a blog for this week this afternoon.  After running into town for a couple of hours this afternoon, I came back home and cooked dinner. When Donna came in from work, we sat down in front of the tv with a plate while catching up on the news.  The first ad was for something that is new to me.  It was advertising My RA Fit Kit.  
Since I am just feeling up to working out again, I checked the website out.  It has a simple questions page to enroll in the program, don't worry ... it's free, then you answer some questions (takes about 2 minutes) about how much exercise you currently do as well as what types of exercise you are interested in.  Then it takes you to, supposedly, a tailor made program for RA patients.  My fitness program seemed pretty generic to me, but I am going to try it.
I did not print my program out, you have this option once you go to your exercise program.  I am going to check each individual exercise out and keep what I can do and not worry about what would hurt me to do.  There is also a activity log that you can download and print out to track your exercise each week.  One thing I noticed right off, the minimum recommendation for cardiovascular is 150 minutes per week.  I don't come close to that right now.  We'll see how I progress as I try out their program. 
Just wondering if anyone has seen this or enrolled in it?  I will post a follow up on the program and let you know how I am doing with it in a 2 to 3 weeks.  Hope everyone has a pain free week.

By the way, I still haven't heard anything on my bike.  I'm taking this as no news is bad news!  I'm going nuts, I am feeling good, the weather is beautiful ... my bike is broke!


Anonymous said...

Hang in there. Can you use the KDX?
I will check out the web site. Working out is not an option for me right now, but I hope so soon. I did manage to get out bowhunting a couple times though. Enjoy the fall.

Phil, Syr

RA Journeys said...

I haven't heard anything about this. It looks interesting though, I'll check it out. Thanks for posting!

tharr said...

Ha ... no, I sold it 2 months ago. I'm back down to 1 bike for the first time in quite a while. I did some of the weights and flexibility exercises last night. I'm going to tailor it down to where I will be doing something everyday.
Any luck with the bow? We have seen a ton of deer and turkeys this summer (along with way more rattlesnakes than usual) this year.

tharr said...

Hey Michelle, hope the move is still going ok without causing too much extra pain.

I did part of the workout last night, I'm interested to see if it will help me or not. I will post a follow up after I have done it for a while.

Anonymous said...

I'm jealous that you're able to exercise. I still keep saying I need to join the local pool.

Thanks for sharing the site Terry. It is actually sponsored by UCB which is the maker of the biologic Cimza (which I used to take).


tharr said...

Andrew, I wished everyone with RA was doing good enough to work out. I feel better both physically and mentally after a good workout. They have an water aerobics class at the gym where I go but I haven't tried the class out yet. It is supposed to be good for us.

Laurie Grassi said...

Hey! Can't wait to hear how you do with the program – and how you feel as you're doing it...! Good luck!

RA Journeys said...

I just saw a commercial for this a few minutes ago. I like how they just referred to rheumatoid arthritis as RA.

Squirrel said...

Good luck with the exercise, you're right it's so important! I'm finding it harder to motivate myself now that the days are getting shorter and the temperature's dropping. And hope you get your bike sorted soon!

tharr said...

Laurie, I will post follow ups to let everyone know how I feel doing it and if it is worth doing or not. Hope you are doing better with the fatigue!

Michelle, I know, that really took me by surprise too. It was like they were really talking to us RAer's and not the general public.

Squirrel, thanks. I feel better mentally as well as physically after a workout. It does get harder to stay motivated. Hope you're having some good weather to ride as well.