Hi, Sergeant Major. I hope you are well. I have been a member and a "silent reader" of your sage advice offered to us on the F.I.T. Females in Training team, but when I went there today intending to ask your advice on rehabilitating my weak calf muscle after healing a partially-torn Achilles tendon, it said we no longer have a leader. I hope our seeming apathy did not discourage you. You are the only available leader whose advice I feel I can truly trust because of your experience.
Can you please suggest some exercises I can do to get my calf muscle back to where I can stand unaided on the ball of my foot, with no help from the other foot? I am doing the calf machines at the gym 2 times a week--I can push a bit more than 1/2 my weight. At home I stretch, walk on my toes, and do toe raises (heel raises?) on my steps once a day. Maybe I'm just not doing enough. My PT has ended. I'm on my own. 1205 days ago
Thank you so much for the advice with the resistance bands! I am LOVING them and so glad I didn't splurge on weights or a gym membership! They are perfect, and came with their own little bag I can store them in. :) I've been telling all of my friends how wonderful they are. 1241 days ago
I just wanted to say thank you for all your contributions to Spark. I have been here for awhile, and your posts are always ones I seek out and hold with the utmost regard.
I have been here since January 2012 actually, and my journey started slowly a few months prior to that. I started out great once I got here, and then researched and read this and that, and tried this & that only to find my weight loss screeched to a halt.
Now I am just trying to find steady weight loss again. I have added ST 3 days a week, finishing with some Craig Ballantyne stuff. Thinking of moving the elliptical back out to the family room to use it more daily. I still use it once or twice a week tabata style. I have been very active all summer - swimming (well noodling but constantly moving or my fish will nip at you!) for 1 - 2 hours daily, lots of garden work like moving rocks, push mowing etc, so sometimes I think I was too active and not eating enough.
Anyways, just trying to get back to where I was when things were going great. Trouble was, I was hungry all the time, that is when I started to research and found Primal Blueprint. The high fat/low carb just did not work for me. Well it might have, had I read the part about refeeds. Now for the last year, I have been having trouble getting much of anything to work.
Anyways, thank you for all that you contribute. 1246 days ago