Here I go again, struggling to lose weight. Losing five pounds via a norovirus was a happy side effect, but I've got to get the other
I was running fairly regularly before my knee decided it was done with me. I was sort of doing the Couch to 5K program mixed with my own high intensity interval training on top of weight training and lower body plyometrics. I was feeling awesome and strong but my knee was in white-hot screaming pain. I do not recommend this training regimen unless you're doing knee strengthening exercises beforehand. Even then, I don't know that it's a good idea.
I finally went to an orthopedist after about a year of hemming and hawing about it. I was afraid that I was going to need surgery and/or physical therapy so I was stubborn and told myself I didn't have time for that kind of thing, what with the baby and me trying to get back into roller derby. When it got difficult and painful to pick Lily up I decided it was time to take action. I had three MRIs on my painful parts. It was decided that I didn't have any tears or anything requiring surgery (thank you, Flying Spaghetti Monster!) but I needed to not do my high impact stuff until I was at least done with my first round of PT. Possibly longer.
So I was stuck. I don't really know how to exercise unless it's grueling, excruciating, and high impact. I've been doing some strength training, my PT prescribed exercises, a little bit of bike riding, and I've started the C25K program over, but this time I'm doing it on the elliptical.
Now when it comes to food, that's a whole other post....