I Know How I Got Like This , Now To Fix It!
Friday, May 31, 2013
My youngest son is getting married June 29th. Last weekend I took his kids shopping for shoes for the wedding. I could barely walk. I had to keep sitting down because my lower back hurt so much. I know what is wrong... it is all the extra poundage I am carrying coupled with the fact I have not done any exercise in a long time.
I fell last September and landed hard on my knee twisting it and wrenching it badly.
When my son told me he was getting married and when, I decided okay, time to get a move on again even if my knee is sore. I will take it very slowly on my stationary bike. Problem was, I couldn't get my leg up over the bike to use it. I asked my husband for a new bike, one that had a lower leg lift to it, so that I could get on and off it . I am still waiting.... what else is new. Twice now I have seen this bike on sale for half price and both times have said something to no avail.
My knee is a bit more solid now. After the shopping fiasco, I came home determined to get back on my bike again.
Well I was quite the sight getting on the bike lemme tell ya. I had to lift my leg up enough that I could put my knee on the seat, then reach down with both hands to bring my foot up and push it to the other side. Okay, I got on the bike, now I can't get my right foot in the pedal, the left one went in okay. I pull my left foot back out and manouver my right foot in and then turn the pedal enough that I can get my left foot in again. Slowly I begin pedalling. I made it to twelve minutes and that was more than enough for one day. That was monday.
I am proud to say I have been on my bike every day since and today got up to 18 minutes even though by then end it was more than enough again. I have 28 days and I have to be on my bike every single day for the cardio and also for the benefit to my legs and lower back.
At this point I am not even caring about food intake at all, it is the exercise that is the most important to me.