Thursday, July 29, 2010
I've been dealing with a slightly severe case of patellar tendinitis (aka jumper's knee) for about 4 weeks so far. When my knee started to hurt so bad that I almost wanted to cry on my ordinary walk home, it was time to go to the doctor. He prescribed two weeks of rest and some Advil for the pain. It was kind of a bummer, but I sucked it up, got my butt in bed, caught up on some TV shows, played my PS2, and read the first five Harry Potter books. Flash forward three weeks later and I'm in pain all over again. Went back to the doctor, and now I'm in a brace for 4-6 weeks. This is where things started to crumble. I started saying "Why me? All I really do anymore is walk, why do I have an INJURY? This isn't FAIR!" To make matters worse, I started eating because I was bored, or sad, or angry, instead of being hungry. Since I mainly use Sparkpeople to track my fitness, I pretty much stopped using it at all. I thought it wasn't worth counting the short walks and Wii Sports I was doing for cardio, since it wasn't "real exercise."
Well, I'm sick of feeling sorry for myself! I'm injured, not dead. So here are my goals for now:
- Track all physical activity, it's all "real"
- Only eat when hungry
- Don't push it!