I have dislocated my kneecaps many times and finally had surgery on one knee to lessen the risk of recurrence. It sucks, no doubt about it. I remember thinking that my time stuck in bed in recovery after the surgery would surely help me lose weight but no, my loving husband took such good care of me, bringing me goodies and whatnot, that I gained weight.
Check out www.collagevideo.com, its a site of exercise videos. There are ones specifically for people who have mobility issues. I think there are chair dancing videos where you can still do cardio using your arms and stuff.
Good luck with recovery, sounds like you're doing great already!
Offer them what they secretly want and they of course immediately become panic-stricken. ~ Jack Kerouac
nah i cant bike or swim yet, but at therapy yesterday i got to a 74%bend from a 43% so thats good, they want me at 90% soon so that i can work on getting back to everyday physical activities like bike and all that. 90% is like if you were sitting in a chair with your legs bent. I am doing the weightwatchers to kinda keep track of what i am eatting and am goin to this weight clinic that they have down here next week. and i am going to buy some hand weights and i have one of those ball things. i think i might try out some yoga too, that might help some.
and i will definitally join the challange once its up and going.
If I was your friend I would have been so embarassed about hurting you like that =/
"The best thing, though, in that museum was that everything always stayed right where it was. Nobody’d move. . . . Nobody’d be different. The only thing that would be different would be you." -JD Salinger
I broke my foot about 2-3 months after really getting into an exercise routine and losing weight. It all came back and then some.
Since you can't hardcore exercise, try to do what you can - ask your therapist what cardio you could do safely. I see people with disabilities at the gym doing all kinds of stuff if they can't move their legs, etc. If this isn't really on the plate due to you still being injured and not having any PT under your belt, maybe try to jump start your cooking healthfully to compensate for not being able to work out and do rollerderby.
Try to plan a fun/delicious/nutritious menu for 3-5 nights throughout the week - if you can't exercise, make THIS your call to action. You can probably do a little bit of arm weightlifting too.
Get to it! Oh yeah, join the 7 and 7 is July challenge when we get it up, if you're still looking to lose. I know you are busy with wedding planning, etc, but it is important to make time for your diet/fitness as well.
okay so i havent posted in a long while, and if any of you remember that my last post was that I was supper excited about joining roller derby and all that Jazz... well i Joined and made it and got a few practices in. I was at a friends pre graduation party and she for some reason thought it would be a good idea to jump at me unexpectedly. by the time i tured around she was in midair and i tried to catch her and ended up fracturing my knee, dislocating my knee cap and tearing all my tendins. soooo i am 7 weeks out of surgury, and just now starting physical therepy since i was in a hip to toe cast for a month(that was pure hell). So i cant play roller derby and the kicker is I have been doing nothing but sitting on my butt for two months now, and i am getting married in 4 months!!!I have a dress fitting in 2 months and i dont know if i can even fit into it anymore :(. I have been trying to diet but just cant get into it and i am supper upset that i cant exercise because that has always been my thing. I am just really bummed and need some motivation i guess, i need to be working on my arms(dress is a halter) but i just keep telling myself that it wont help because i am not able to do any cardio. im just in a funk..someone give me a swift kick where it will help!
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