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Two Steps Back

Saturday, April 06, 2013

I have been struggling lately, with my diet and exercise, that is. I feel like I have taken two steps backward.

I first had issues where I had no appetite which lasted about a week. Then I went through a phase where I felt like I couldn't get enough carbs. I've been totally swamped working on an Interior Design Project at my church, keeping up with my other ministries, and taking care of our house and home. I love doing it, but find myself not having (or taking) the time I need to plan appropriate and healthy meals and exercise. I really blame myself for that and nobody else. Needless to say, I have been eating poorly; at least compared to usual.

Second, My knee continues to give me problems so I have not been able to run. I am actually afraid to. I am frustrated and I really, really, REALLY miss it too! I was running between 20-25 miles or more per week and now I am down to nothing. Running, to me, was so much more than physical. It was mental, it helped to relieve stress and just made me feel better, not to mention motivated. My fitness minutes over the last two weeks has consisted of heavy house cleaning as a result of Spring cleaning. I guess that is better than nothing, right?

This week I plan to walk at the track with my Grandson and see how the knee does. Maybe walking will strengthen it. I am so fearful that I will injure it so that I will never be able to run again.


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    See a doctor and find out what is going on with the knee. I had an injury (torn meniscus) and kept going on it and made the injury worse until surgery was necessary. This put me out of major physical activity for several months. Just saying - better safe than sorry. Hope all goes well and the knee just needs rest and maybe therapy?
    1805 days ago
    Walking is a good way to start back. You definitely don't want to push the knee with running if there is an injury. You are providing a great ministry, but also try to find 30 minutes a day that you can dedicate just to yourself. It is important to give yourself time also.
    1806 days ago
    Maybe find a orthopedist and make an appointment to see what's going on with your knee? If you really can't run without pain, it might not be a bad idea.

    I hope you feel better soon!

    1806 days ago
    You're performing a sacrifice of service, so maybe this thought will make sense. Your ministries can only be fulfilled by YOU. Others may do the actions, but only you can do them as you do. That makes YOU absolutely necessary. So...

    Self care isn't selfish when performed for the purpose of sustaining your ministry.

    Just a thought.

    I will hold you in prayer.
    1806 days ago
  • SPATTE7926
    Don't let the setback keep you from achieving your goals. Try small steps to get back on track and keep up the motivation. Keep up the good work.
    1806 days ago
    dont give up!
    1806 days ago
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