It has been weeks since I last posted, weeks of pain and inactivity. Initially I had knee pain that had me visiting a physio a few times a week. I have a very tight IT band which is causing me pain in my knee.I thought my knee pain was bad but I had no idea. One night while getting up off the couch to put my kids to bed I managed to slip a disk in my back. That reduced my activity to nil for weeks. The first 1.5 weeks I fluctuated from a bit of pain, to so much pain I felt nauseous. After that things seemed to settle but I was feeling a bit gun shy on the exercise thing. When my back went out I was doing a combo of weight lifting and yoga. Not sure which one (if any) contributed to my condition, so I chose not to do any for a while.
In the mean time I gained weight. (Isn’t this the perfect storm of wonderful!). Gained enough weight to put myself into the “most I have ever weighed non pregnant” category. That is not good for my knee, not good for my back, and especially, not good for my self esteem.
I want to lose that weight, and more. I want to feel good again. I want my clothing to fit again. But I am starting slow with walking. I am going to work on walking a few times a week. I expect that after a few weeks I will reintroduce weight lifting. I miss it. More than I expected to. I will be starting at the beginning of my training program, but I am okay with that. I need to build up my strength slowly, and I need to remind myself that this program is not a race. I need to take my time and repeat it as much as I need to. I think rushing it may have been what got me into this mess in the first place.
How are you doing with your training plan?