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Exercising While Injured

Friday, October 05, 2012

2012 has not been my year, and I know that. It has been a challenge to stay active through all this foot stuff. I saw this article and it reminded me of some of the things I've done this year to sidestep my injury:

When my dr. told me in June that I couldn't run, walk, bike, or swim, I flipped out. I mean, seriously. Exercise means more to me than just working on my weight. It's how I manage stress, anxiety and depression, and I love getting away alone, to prove to myself I can do it. All of that seemed to get stripped away from me this year.

I'm definitely not a good patient. But I've been working really hard at staying off my foot, taking care of it, and letting it heal. Having a crapload of kids and a house to run hasn't made that easy, but I'm always lucky enough to have a kid around who can run to the freezer for an ice pack, or a husband who brings ibuprofen to my bedside.

Probably the most valuable thing I did over the summer was to rein in the eating. I was not perfect, and on the days I did burn calories, I ate more; but controlling the eating has been the most helpful thing I've done while waiting to heal. I have a Spark-friend who calls it "table training". You're still training, but you're doing it in the kitchen, not the gym. The next most valuable thing I've done has been stepping up the ST. I am stronger and firmer than I've ever been in my life; even when I was thin in HS, I wasn't this strong.

Anyway, that article just made me reflect that while I haven't had a great year, it hasn't been ALL bad.

Today for the first time since June, I'm going to try a couple of running intervals and see how I do. My alarm just went off in the other room, so it's time to get moving! Have a great weekend. :)
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    2012 hasn't been the greatest year for me either but I've been doing what I can and have been happy with that (no gaining is always good). You've done great all things considered. Keep up the great work, allow yourself to heal and 2013 will bring it all together to have an awesome year.
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    Start slow. After this long recouping your don't want to re-injure yourself.
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    Your doing the best with what you got! One of my friends just got rheumatoid arthritis after losing over 160 lbs. It's so hard to watch her give into it but some people don't know what else to do. You always make the best of what you got! I agree with u, the "table training" is VERY hard! A struggle each and every day. You can do it though! If only there was a metal device that locked to stick around our mouths after dinner lol Hey let's get together and patent this lol
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    emoticon I know you can!
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