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No!! Not again!! Dang that knee!!

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

It seems that every time I start on a new weight loss and exercise program I end up hurting something: knee, sciatic nerve, lower back, foot. You name it, it's been hurt. Well after a very good start, and not to mention having a great time on my new mountain bike, my knee gave out while doing my 8 day of 28-day challenge video. Nothing fancy just a little bit of shuffling of the feet. Boy talk about pain and weakness! Well this is where I would normal get so upset that I'd totally give up on everything -- exercise AND diet. Well not this time. This time I'm acknowledging that I need to rest the knee (my son says at least a week to start) and watch my nutrition even closer to make sure that I don't gain that I have already lost back. This a total turn-around attitude for me and I'm so happy with it. I now know that bumps in the road are not the end of the road. I will still reach my goal, just maybe not as soon as I'd planned. But I will reach it!
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    I have knee issues but don't allow it to deter me from my exercises. I just go lighter with my weights on days it is most uncomfortable and/or allow it to rest along with taking something for pain and inflammation. I feel increasing muscle in my upper and lower legs gives additional support to my knees, too. I hate to imagine what the knees would be like if I did not exercise. Rest your knees and maybe do more upper body exercise during that rest period to continue caloric burn.
    2568 days ago
    Thanks EEpomy4 for reading my blog. Yes, I'm thankful for my new attitude -- it's gonna save me this time! Couldn't figure out how to leave this message on your page. Hope you see it here.
    2571 days ago
    I also have chronic joint pain and can sympathize with you...
    GREAT attitude to have and I really hope you'll be feeling better soon! emoticon
    2572 days ago
    Great job - sounds like you have the tools and attitude to get through this temporary setback.
    2572 days ago
    As someone who has CHRONIC knee problems- I completely know where you are coming from. You have a GREAT attitude about tracking your food and not letting this set back throw away everything you worked for.

    Take it one day at a time! emoticon
    2572 days ago
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