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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Since I'm working at a child care center, my knees are working overtime! And, since I have to walk uphill to the bus stop for 20min each time, my legs are getting a workout! Needless to say, this morning my left knee was killing me. I started with some ibuprofin (since I have laryngitis anyway), so after about two hours the swelling went down. I started my exercise today, since I'm not scheduled to work for the next two days, with a 10min kickboxing cardio spark video, and then finished with the 10min lower body pilates video, strengthening the thighs. After that video, my knee felt infinitely better! Because of my cold, I had to modify the cardio to a more lower impact routine than usual, but that didn't matter much. My legs hated doing the bicycle pilates exercise, but that just means I need to improve those muscles. With each new video to try out, I'm discovering muscles I either never knew I had, or I now know which areas to improve upon. I'm learning that sometimes, my body decides what workouts to do. Once I listen to my body, I feel 100x better! How do you know what your body needs, and how do you listen to it?
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    I am glad you are finding things to help your body heal! Sometimes you think that it would make it worse off, but it definitely helps! Try Yoga, it tends to stretch the muscles more and feels wonderful!

    3363 days ago
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