Sunday, October 31, 2010
I have to rethink a few things. I have been bouncing around the same few pounds for a few months now, going from 185 to 188 back and forth. I would really like to start my downward trend again. I know I have let my calories slip and rarely make the 1200 to 1500 mark. I am usually between 14oo and 1800 and that isn’t working for weight loss. My exercise program has been ok but it is harder and harder to burn calories with just walking or doing an aerobics class. I started the c25k running program last week and really increased my heart rate and calorie burn…….However, I have already started to feel the pain in my knee that I had last Spring when I started to run (IT band friction syndrome). That took about 5 months to heal. I have increased my strength training too…increasing weight but decreasing reps…..However, I am having back pain this weekend. I wish I had a trainer with medical knowledge to discuss my situation with. About 10 years ago I tried to get into shape and hired a trainer who pushed me and pushed me and I ended up trying to push too much weight with bad form and I tore my medial meniscus. That took surgery and 6 months to heal. I want to get fit but I don’t want to injure my body. I am thinking of talking to the Physical Therapist I saw 6 years ago after my back fusion and ask him for advice. I trust him, but I don’t know if he would do some private consulting. He owns a medical PT business. I guess it wouldn’t hurt to ask.
Well, now for goals:
1) Take 10,000 steps a day no matter what. Check my pedometer in the evening and if it’s not at 10000, walk or use the treadmill.
2) Drink 8 to 10 glasses of water no matter what. Drink a glass of water with each meal and at least 1 in between meals.
3) Burn at least 400 calories a day. I can walk on the treadmill in the evening if I haven’t burned 400 calories with my exercise.
Wish me luck!