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Learning about My Body

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

So, I'm trying longer work out periods and they are going well. EXCEPT that I discovered when I do two days in a row of longer workouts my knees keep me awake with pain. I had this several months ago when I tried two workouts a day--should have remembered that.

So, now I'm experimenting to see how many longer workouts I can do in a week. I'm aiming for three with a shorter cardio workout on alternate days. I think this will work.

Tomorrow I'll walk to Bible study--two miles each way.
We can do this!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SPIRALDOWN 1/12/2013 6:11AM

    Sounds like u have a handle on your fitness gd for u

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A-NEW-TARA 1/12/2013 2:30AM

    I spent some time tonight catching up on the blogs of yours that I've missed and you've had a great start to the new year!

I love the treat you bought yourself of a padded seat cover, definitely better than a bag of cookies, and way to go on all the holiday meals!

As for your knees, have you tried any strength training for them? I have found that it has really helped the arthritis in my knees not flare up so much with cardio exercise. I talked to my doctor about it when I began my strength training and she helped me choose exercises that would help the knees, I took it slow and easy and have found it's made a big difference.

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PHEBESS 1/9/2013 11:09PM

    Ice that knee until it gets used to the longer workout.

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CATLADY52 1/9/2013 9:15PM

    You sound as if you have the situation under control. Now, just keep that going for a few weeks and you'll have a better idea. emoticon

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CATBEFIT 1/9/2013 7:25PM

    My knees ache too, if I do too much impact cardio too many days in a row. So I try to throw biking in when I can (Although then another part of my body aches! LOL)

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CAT-IN-CJ 1/9/2013 6:21PM

    Yes, to everything they said! Don't hurt yourself.
Another thing I might toss in here is to recommend adding some seated core routines.

Good luck!

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NILLAPEPSI 1/9/2013 6:07PM

    Maybe alternate days between a short workout & long workout. That way you're still benefiting without having as much pain.

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GAYLLYNNE 1/9/2013 3:24PM

    There are lots of exercises you can do that don't include your knees! You are doing a great job, just hang on!!

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OTEN36 1/9/2013 1:42PM

    My knee's also let me know when I'm over doing it.
Mostly it was the first 6 months. Now it's a lot better.
Good luck on the 3X/week. That should be do'able if you take it at the right pace.
Have a great week.

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SAINTBERNARD6 1/9/2013 1:10PM

    wold like to bike again but not sure with balance issues

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JACKIE542 1/9/2013 11:52AM

    I agree you need to experiment with what works for you. My knees bother me the most when it's cold so I am very careful than. emoticon

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GOULDSGRANITE 1/9/2013 11:37AM

    I also get some pain in my right knee when I get more active. I read in a SP article that this can be normal. The article said that bike riding is actually good for your knees. I find that biking can cause me some pain when I push the distance. Will not give up, gotta work with it. Enjoy your walk. I am thinking of walking to MIL's today, weather permitting. I need to share some of these muffins I baked - wish I could give you one!

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SCRAPPINPOLLY 1/9/2013 11:36AM

    Listen to your body! I didn't and ended up with a torn medial meniscus.

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