My first day on the Spring Into Shape Challenge!
Friday, February 21, 2014
No. More like ouch!
Wow... am I out of shape or what?
I knew I was bad off, just didn't know how bad.
My knees are probably my biggest issue. I sure hope I'm not getting arthritis! If I don't see big improvement with the pain, and limited range of motion, as I loose weight and shape up, then I'll have to get it checked out. It's a bit scary to think that could be the issue. I want to be able to fix it!
The two workouts I did today was the Cardio Kickboxing with Nicole (10 minutes) and the 10 Minute Crunchless Core Workout (10 minutes).
Anything that is a squatting motion is not happening now. I'll have to modify and do other cardio until I get some weight off. I don't want to baby my knees all together though. I have to build up the supportive/connective tissues too. I couldn't even do the very simple exercise of getting on my knees, with my arms stretched out, and leaning straight back for an ab exercise.
That's just weird to me.
There is going to be a lot of experimentation along the way. I'm not used to working out with limitations. Once again... I'm living in the PAST, remembering the good 'ol days, and hating that I allowed myself to get in this predicament.
I just have to accept this is where I am now, and deal.
If anyone knows of good knee strengthening exercises, please let me know!
Although, I have to say that I feel the post workout high. Very nice feeling to have! I should be addicted to that feeling again very soon!