Monday, October 03, 2011
Why is my knee sabotaging my weight loss efforts? That's the question I'm asking right now. If you look back in my blog, I injured my knee about a year and a half ago (one of the ligaments, according to my doctor). I took a few months off of exercise to rest & heal it. But I've re-injured it a few times since then (most recently by doing too much too soon with too much incline on the treadmill).
I've recently begun Power90 with my hubby and a few friends, and I took off 2lbs, 2cm off my waist, and 2cm off my hips, in 1 week. I was just giddy. But for the second day in a row, my knee is sore to the point where I don't want to exercise and risk re-injury. I'm so frustrated. Power90 was working, I was so excited to see some movement on the scale and on the measuring tape. And now my stupid knee doesn't want to play anymore.
Thanks to a blog by Beth Donovan www.dailyspark.com/blog.
I'm determined to exercise tonight anyway, even if I'm just sitting on the couch doing single-leg lifts and lots of strength training for my arms. In the past I've let my sore knee derail my exercise efforts altogether because I was so worried I'd injure it further, but that won't happen this time. I've got some ideas on things to try. And I have some exercise buddies that won't let me fall. And I've got support from some great sparkbuddies & sparkteams - thanks gang!
Perhaps 1 day on and 1 day off was still a little too ambitious to start out on Power90 for my knee? I'll see how I feel tomorrow, maybe do 1 day on and 2 or 3 off with some sort of cross-training in between. I have a stationary bike that might be just what I need.
I'm frustrated, but I'm not going to lose hope this time. And I'm not going to get derailed. Just...slowed down a little.