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Day 282: The Power of Exercise

Saturday, December 08, 2012

I did the treadmill again yesterday. Yesterday and the day before. Both mornings after when I weighed in I saw a loss. The month that "I took off" from exercise I saw BIG gain. It's just the proof I need that it truly is the balance of diet AND exercise. You can not have one with out the other.
The problem is, my leg and knee were hurting me yesterday a good bit. I go to the doctor again this coming week, so hopefully he can help. I really need to exercise. I feel better when I do. I feel proud and accomplished. I pray my leg and knee gets better. It's so much fun planning and training to do 5k's, 7k's, etc. with my friends.
I'll get there. I'm proud of what I've done and that I'm getting back on track. I'm excited to be headed towards my goal again instead of running away from it. I'm still hesitant for some reason. Like I could be wading into shark infested water, so I take tiny iffy steps. Even so, I will get there. Slowly but surely. Tiny iffy steps.

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ANJALI2010 12/11/2012 9:27AM

  It's the baby steps every day that count!

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CHANGINGSAM 12/10/2012 11:31AM

    I love 5Ks too! I'm hoping to do one within the next few months! Hope your leg/knee heals soon!

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4RASCALS 12/8/2012 4:41PM

    Baby steps are okay. It is better than no steps at all. Right now I'm also taking baby steps due to flare up of my health issues. Baby steps do add up, and eventually we will take a bigger step. Hope your doctor can help. I know you can do this!!

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    Hope you soon get it sorted out - I am also feeling the frustration of not being able to exercise at the moment so I can feel your pain.

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JCARDINAL 12/8/2012 1:32PM

    Every little bit helps!! Hope the Doctor can help you with you leg and knee pain!! emoticon

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EBURGITE 12/8/2012 11:39AM

    it's so hard when our body won't cooperate with our plans! the aches and pains have to be attended to, or we may cause permanent damage. i hope you can find ways to exercise that don't hurt unnecessarily. are you dealing with an injury? sometimes a new pair of shoes, changing how we move during exercise, or adjusting the height of our bike seat will alleviate bad form. hope you figure it out.

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SAINTBETH 12/8/2012 11:16AM

    So true! It's diet + exercise. Maybe some seated workouts or in water? Keep up the good work.

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REFFIE1 12/8/2012 10:46AM

    It is okay just to do the baby steps just don't push too hard if you are injured. I know from experience with my arthritic hip that sometimes you just have to rest until it gets better.

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LOOKINGUP2012 12/8/2012 9:24AM

    Hoping you fing the right combination for you!

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NOE1234 12/8/2012 8:53AM

    I understand the feeling of "iffy" steps moving forward. I just keep reminding myself of the positives things I've done yesterday and remind myself I can do that again...slowly but surely. emoticon . Also love the picture!

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FITFOODIE806 12/8/2012 8:33AM

    Nice work! You will be running another 5K soon!! My favorite thing about exercise are the mental benefits. I feel so much better about everything on days that I run.
Hope your knee and leg feel better soon!

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LJCANNON 12/8/2012 8:06AM

    emoticon Yes, those Baby Steps DO make A HUGE Difference. It is all about Consistency.
emoticon Have you tried the Elliptical or A Recumbent Bike? They might be easier on your Knee & Leg?

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MAGGIE101857 12/8/2012 7:36AM

    All those tiny steps will add up! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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