If you read my previous blog entry on getting in shape, you already know my background story. As mentioned, I’ll be working with Dustin Maher from Fit Moms for Life on a “21 Day Challenge” come February. Read here about Day 1 and 2 of trying to get fit again!
So I stuck with the one day of full workout and then one day of rest routine. I previously used to run cross country and 5ks in my teen years. During this, I suffered a knee injury that seems to rear its ugly head every so often. Unfortunately, it has decided to make its presence known once again!
Strength is improving. I’m just using 10 lb weights, but am looking to up to 15s soon. I still struggle with push-ups, but am improving. The squats are starting to become quite painful in my right knee. I need to dig out my brace and ice it better at night. This is mostly why I’m sticking to the day of rest.
I’m doing good with the cardio! I got that down. It gives you quite a burn and you will feel AWESOME afterward. Oddly, I don’t have any issues with my knee during the this part of the workout routine.
For the core workout, I am still feeling that good burn in the abs. Speaking of which, in one week, I’ve lost 1 inch off my lower abs, and a 1.5 inches off my natural waist!
If anyone has any advice on what to do with my knee to ease the pain, feel free to chime in! I need to put the flexible brace on it. However, I’m not at the point where I can’t walk, and actually it is not even painful to walk. It just seems from time to time when I bend it, I start to feel the pain. With doing squats, the pain can intensify. Would love to know how others have handled their knee injuries and maintaining a good workout routine.
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