Getting back into an exercise routine....
Monday, November 19, 2012
Tonight I exercised for 29 minutes....that may not seem like a lot to a lot of people (I mean, it certainly isn't as much as I did on a normal day before I got hurt), but it's a great start for me since I haven't done much since I hurt my knee. I was motivated to start exercising again by my fellow Co-Leader of the Recovering From Injury team, BLKBRBI, so thank you very much for giving me the little push I needed.
I did a few of the seated workouts that SparkPeople has to offer and while I had to adjust them somewhat due to my injury I still got a good workout. I've been pretty nervous about starting any sort of workout routine again for a few reasons, 1) I haven't talked to my Doctor in a while, so I'm not sure what's ok for my knee and what's not ok, 2) I knew that whenever I started working out again it wouldn't be the intensity I was used to before, and last, but not least 3) I've been so freaking scared to see how much strength I've lost in the 8 1/2 months since I got hurt :( Well, even though I'm not doing anything close to the workouts I had gotten used to, at least I've finally forced myself to get back into a routine....no matter how much the intensity level differs from where I was back in March. So, I guess the moral of this story is that you can't compare yourself to your past self (no matter how recent that past self was) because you just have to do your best in this very moment even if it seems like way less of an accomplishment that you were used to achieving. You have to live in the moment....don't get trapped in the past like I have been so many times in my life. Stay strong peoples!!