Happy Valentine's Day!!!!!
I need some help and advice. I am not sure what I should do or how I should proceed at this point. This is my third week of Jillianís Body Revolution (BR). I really love the program and I have been getting amazing results!! I havenít measured yet, but I can feel the difference in my cloths. Also, I lost 1.5 lbs this week for a grand total of 7 lbs in the 3 weeks Iíve been doing the program. That is better results than I ever got in the full 90 days of doing ChaLEAN Extreme (CLX)!!!
So hereís the problem. I am experiencing really bad knee pain. The pain is all around my knee cap. It hurts when I walk, stand, sit, extend my leg, bend my leg, etc. Anything I do it hurts. The only time knees donít hurt is when I keep it still. But then I go to move it and it hurts. I am experiencing more pain in the left knee than the right, but they both hurt. Last night I felt really bad. I was sore, exhausted, and my knees were killing me. I ended up going to bed early because I literally felt like I was sick (fatigued, aches all over, knees hurt, etc.) I even took my temperature to see if I had a fever, thatís how bad I felt!!!!
Now, the first two weeks of BR I was fine, no problems except the usual muscle soreness and we did static squats and lunges during the first two weeks. Well, every two weeks of this program the workouts change and they gradually get more difficult. SO the beginning of this week, my 3rd week, the workouts changed. They were more intense and they had a ton of squats and lunges (forward, back, and side). The moves are dynamic now instead of static. Now, I never got even the slightest knee pain when I was doing CLX and there are a TON of lunges and squats in the one while you are lifting heavy weights. The difference with BR is it is faster paced and she moves you through the workout circuits fast so while you are doing strength you are also getting a cardio effect as well.
I am getting great results with BR and I am really upset right now because I donít know what to do. Is the knee pain possibly just ďmuscleĒ soreness or am I really hurting them? How do you tell? Do I stop BR and go to a different program until I lose some more weight and get stronger? Do I continue on with BR and just modify, hoping I donít make the stress on my knees worse and/or injure them? I feel like I am being too cautious and trying to wimp out, but then again do I have to kill myself to lose weight? Part of me is saying yes because look at the amazing results I am getting in just three weeks of BR and they are better results than I got with 90 days of CLX!!!!! Then the other part of me is saying the great results might in part be the workouts but the other part might be due more to the fact that I have been tracking my food intake along with exercise, which I didnít do with CLX. The tracking the food might be playing the bigger role here. So should I start a different program (less intense) and keep tracking like I am now and hope I get the same results with that (less intense) program?
I really donít know what to do here. Can anyone offer me any advice and/or guidance? I am at a loss as to how to proceed. This is really killing me because of the results I am getting. I really donít want to stop because I am getting amazing results!!! Results Iíve never gotten from a workout program. But then again I donít want to injure myself and/or cause permanent damage.
I didnít work out this morning due to everything mentioned above. I was feeling so bad last night I figured my body could use the rest. Now I am debating whether I should do the BR workout tonight or just take it easy and go for a walk instead. I am just not sure what to do or how to proceed.
this is so long and thanks for reading if you made it this far.
Edited by: FITLITTLEMISS at: 2/14/2013 (08:20)