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Pity Party

Saturday, August 06, 2011

I started physical therapy and was diagnosed with hip bursitis and pisiformis which is literally a pain in the butt. The summer hasn't gone as planned. I thought that I would be running in 5k's and really getting into shape. Instead, I have gained 6 lbs and haven't been able to work out at the same intensity. It's been very depressing since the individual that I encouraged to run is now able to run 10 miles and is training for a half marathon.

I've been throwing myself a pity party. I've been eating everything and not counting my Weight Watcher points. I know life isn't fair, but, sometimes it feels as if things will never go your way. I know that I'm not the only one that feels that way.

I will weigh in on Wednesday and take ownership of the weight gain. I will figure out what I can do at the gym and make the best of it.

Anyone have back problems? What machines are you able to utilize at the gym?
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QUADCMOM 8/9/2011 8:05AM

    I'm feeling that way right now too. I'm not in physical pain but I am in emotional pain. I am fighting with myself to not completely lose control and gain all of my weight back. Thanks for sharing your story so we all know we are not alone. I encourage you too. You are looking for ways to get your exercise. That is GREAT. Have a wonderful day !!!

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SUZYMARC 8/7/2011 5:22PM

    emoticon Okay Lisa, at least you've got a diagnosis, now to use that therapist's knowledge and find out what exercises they recommend you pursue to help with weight loss. I say stick to the water aerobics for less stress on the joints. I hear you on wishing your running training was more advanced but we've got to listen to our bodies and do what's best for them and let it get stronger on its own accord.

Okay, so you had the pity party with all the goodies included- big step forward is NOT avoiding the weigh in and taking responsibility for your food choices and actions. If you are using a gym- why not ask for professional help there in someone designing a program that will work best with your strong & weak points with the main focus on health and no more injuries.

You know its going to come down to your food choices if your fitness has to be limited, find something new to challenge and distract you from binging on foods.

I am getting x-rays on my knee on Aug. 25th and am doing my best to follow through with the icing, aspirin, and NOT overworking the legs- yet you know how I get.

So- how about this: I will LISTEN to my doctor and try to follow through with whatever he dishes out to me after reviewing the x-ray. I will PUMP him for activities I CAN do that allow movement, weight loss, and increasing my fitness level NOT holding me back.

YOU- find out what you CAN do and CANNOT do. Then find areas you can workout without causing further injury. Did anyone suggest stretches or workouts to help strengthen your back and core area? Lets not look at this as a roadblock but a new challenge you can definitely conquer. Who cares if you have to go sideways, under, or up over it. I am here for you. emoticon

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