What a way to bring in the New Year!!
Thursday, January 02, 2014
First off: Happy New Year!! Thank you for the wonderful notes and goodies and general well-wishing! 2013 was a brilliant year and I see 2014 being just as good!
After, of course, I get back on my feet. And to explain why I've been off, let me relate what happened.
Three days before Christmas, I went ice skating with some friends. I don't skate much, so I'm on the ice putting along when suddenly, BAM!! On the ground, with my knee twisted underneath me. The pain was excruciating.
I tried icing and elevating it, but eventually it got so bad that 3am the next morning, I had my sister drive me to the emergency room. No breakages (yay!), but they couldn't tell what was bugging it until the pain went down. On went an immobilizer, in went the Vicodin and up went the knee.
Since then, I have been unable to do ANY of my usual routine. No spin, no zumba and most certainly no running. Adding insult to injury, I've found myself snacking more, so this is not going well for my Maintenance!! (The doctor's scale showed 173.3 - OUCH!)
Now, I know part of the problem is the snacking. Not being able to DO anything other than eat coupled with the copious food over the holidays has caused that, and that I can combat no sweat. What I DO need help with is what can I do to be active and yet not hurt my knee worse? My aunt and sister are prepared to help me with weights for my upper body (my arms need some serious work), but I was wondering this: what sort of activities can I do to keep somewhat active but off my knee?? Do you, my wonderful SparkFriends, have other recommendations for staying active but not bending my knee?