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Day 282: The Power of Exercise

Saturday, December 08, 2012

I did the treadmill again yesterday. Yesterday and the day before. Both mornings after when I weighed in I saw a loss. The month that "I took off" from exercise I saw BIG gain. It's just the proof I need that it truly is the balance of diet AND exercise. You can not have one with out the other.
The problem is, my leg and knee were hurting me yesterday a good bit. I go to the doctor again this coming week, so hopefully he can help. I really need to exercise. I feel better when I do. I feel proud and accomplished. I pray my leg and knee gets better. It's so much fun planning and training to do 5k's, 7k's, etc. with my friends.
I'll get there. I'm proud of what I've done and that I'm getting back on track. I'm excited to be headed towards my goal again instead of running away from it. I'm still hesitant for some reason. Like I could be wading into shark infested water, so I take tiny iffy steps. Even so, I will get there. Slowly but surely. Tiny iffy steps.
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  • ANJALI2010
    It's the baby steps every day that count!
    1985 days ago
    I love 5Ks too! I'm hoping to do one within the next few months! Hope your leg/knee heals soon!
    1986 days ago
    Baby steps are okay. It is better than no steps at all. Right now I'm also taking baby steps due to flare up of my health issues. Baby steps do add up, and eventually we will take a bigger step. Hope your doctor can help. I know you can do this!!
    1988 days ago
    Hope you soon get it sorted out - I am also feeling the frustration of not being able to exercise at the moment so I can feel your pain.
    1988 days ago
    Every little bit helps!! Hope the Doctor can help you with you leg and knee pain!! emoticon
    1988 days ago
    it's so hard when our body won't cooperate with our plans! the aches and pains have to be attended to, or we may cause permanent damage. i hope you can find ways to exercise that don't hurt unnecessarily. are you dealing with an injury? sometimes a new pair of shoes, changing how we move during exercise, or adjusting the height of our bike seat will alleviate bad form. hope you figure it out.
    1988 days ago
    So true! It's diet + exercise. Maybe some seated workouts or in water? Keep up the good work.
    1988 days ago
    It is okay just to do the baby steps just don't push too hard if you are injured. I know from experience with my arthritic hip that sometimes you just have to rest until it gets better.
    1988 days ago
    Hoping you fing the right combination for you!
    1988 days ago
  • NOE1234
    I understand the feeling of "iffy" steps moving forward. I just keep reminding myself of the positives things I've done yesterday and remind myself I can do that again...slowly but surely. emoticon . Also love the picture!
    1988 days ago
    Nice work! You will be running another 5K soon!! My favorite thing about exercise are the mental benefits. I feel so much better about everything on days that I run.
    Hope your knee and leg feel better soon!
    1988 days ago
    emoticon Yes, those Baby Steps DO make A HUGE Difference. It is all about Consistency.
    emoticon Have you tried the Elliptical or A Recumbent Bike? They might be easier on your Knee & Leg?
    1988 days ago
  • MAGGIE101857
    All those tiny steps will add up! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    1988 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/8/2012 7:37:02 AM
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