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Here I am complaining about not being able to exercise! - Day 154

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

I have been back at sparkpeople for 154 days now and I've lost 26 lbs! Scale has been stuck for a few weeks because Summer time is SOCIAL time for some reason, and every weekend has been party time lately I have seen major changes in my body over the last couple months and I am about 5-10 lbs away from having a lot more clothing options in my closet. I tried on a bunch of shirts and jeans recently and was surprised they fit as well as they did! Some of them are still a little tight for me to wear comfortably in public but just knowing that they will fit soon is really rewarding. I keep my favorite smaller clothes when I gain weight because it gives me more motivation to actually lose it so I can fit in them again. I DO however, intend to get rid of my big baggy clothes that are too big, and have already donated my largest size jeans and some other things to goodwill.

So about the title of this blog…

I hurt my right foot somehow last week (6/26) really not sure what is wrong with it. It doesn't hurt at this point, but it did the first couple of days. I can walk on it almost normally but I feel like I shouldn't be because of whatever is wrong with it so I've been staying off of it and not going out to walk or doing my walking DVD's. I've googled my symptoms and everything I've come up with says it is possibly from overuse, obviously from doing my walking dvd's and walking outside. Likely tendonitis or something like that. I don't think anything is broken, maybe just sprained. I am going to a foot doctor on Monday (7/7) to figure out what is really wrong.

In the meantime I am unable to do my usual exercise. I usually walk or do a walking (Leslie Sanson) dvd at least 4-5 days a week. I got our exercise bike out of storage and used that for a couple of days but it just hurts my butt too much to do it everyday. Yesterday was only the 2nd day in a row and I barely made it through my 2nd 10 minute session because it hurt so much. I'm at a loss because I don't want to be inactive, but there isn't any good option for me but to take a few rest days. I am not looking for other options, I can't spend money on any other equipment or anything at this time. I am trying to stay positive about it, it's good that I WANT to exercise, I am doing some chair videos and mostly arm exercises. I won't get a real sweat but at least I am keeping up the habit.

Hopefully whatever is wrong with my foot is something simple and I can get back to my normal routine before too long.
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    I feel disappointed when I can't get workout in also; that is a sign of a true Sparker though!

    Hope your foot feels better soon!
    1353 days ago
    I love the title of your blog! So true, once you get in a good groove, it's hard to stop. But you have a VERY good excuse and you don't want to make it worse on yourself by pushing too much too soon. I hope all goes well for you on Monday! Thinking of you. :)
    1354 days ago
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