Tuesday, February 07, 2012
I have been pushing forward, but injured. My left knee has still not recovered since September, even with physical therapy, rest, stretching, whirlpooling, heat, ice, advil, aspirin, you name it, I have tried it. Except not working out at all. I swim and water jog. When I swim I mainly use my arms or just my right leg mostly. I have had x-rays, today I am heading to the doctor to ask for an MRI. Enough is enough!
One of my friends is also injured and can't walk because of her ankle, so she joined my health club and called me up to work out with her. I motivated her to join, and now she is my "motivator". Ha! I was outside her house today for 10 minutes before she got out. It is nice having her with though. We actually didn't do a real work out, but something much more important. We hit "the floor". We had the fitness floor trainer show us all of the new machines, attempting to figure out which ones would work for her with her ankle injury, and for me with my hurt knee. We did some reps on a lot of them, and I can already feel it in my arms. Just being in that area for an hour motivated me to be there more often. I have known that I need to lift weights. It was easier to stay in the pool, whirlpool, steam sauna rut than take on something new, to have to deal with people I don't know, to deal with the looks and the judgemental attitudes. Tonight we are going back. We have signed up for a 10 week team challenge, and I think a challenge where I will actually see and know the people in person will be more meaningful to me than a virtual one. I am working on my eating. I am going to be making an appointment with a shrink to try and deal with the emotional and obsessive compulsive eating that sablotages all my best efforts.
I discovered the Extreme Makeover Weight loss Edition and find that very encouraging. If they can do it with so much more to lose than I do, I can do it. I have the tools in a great health club that I can use and a flexible schedule. I am going to be juicing as well to get a lot of great nutrients into me. Hopefully the doctor will have some good news about my knee, but whatever she says I am going to push forward.
You guys motivate me so much.
Have a great day!
Thanks guys! I saw the Dr. and she got me in for an MRI tomorrow. Totally excited about finding out what is wrong. I will probably be getting a cortisone shot or having surgery on the knee to repair the damage.