I do not know that I will ever get used to just how fast time goes. This week has been exciting and frustrating all rolled into one. Probably more frustrating than anything, though, if I am being totally honest.
As you all know, my doc did not have great news regarding my left knee. However, the news got worse as I went to see the sports med docs Friday. They gave me a cortisone shot (OUCH!!!) and want me back in therapy for the knee…and in therapy for my right hip, too! The deal with the hip is strange. When I started therapy for my left knee weeks ago they were showing me stretches and told me it would be wise to do them on both legs (because it is likely both are equally tight). So, I did. The problem? Somehow I strained my adductor and impinged a (something) in my capsule. This equals discomfort and pain when doing certain exercises (like squats and lunges, to name a couple).
He also gave me a brace for my knee and followed that up with: “There is not a lot of documentation that this kind of brace is really going to mean improvement for your condition. However, try wearing it and see if it makes a difference for you. If it does, wear it. If it doesn’t, don’t.” Fun, right? So, here is an extremely uncomfortable neoprene brace that you practically have to lube up and shove your leg into…but it probably will not help. Perfect. I wore the stupid thing to bootcamp yesterday morning and will not be wearing it today. I will wear it again tomorrow, and not the next. Hopefully I will learn quickly if I feel any relief from it…and then decide if it is worth *all* the trouble to get it on and off. Sigh.
So, aside from all that nonsense…here is what my week looked like:
Sunday – lazy day (didn’t write my steps down – shame on me!)
Monday – physical therapy (10,068)
Tuesday – back, shoulders, abs; 5 mins on the stairs with Chris; 22:30 mins on Neil with Chris (23,622)
Wednesday – 10 mins on the stairs with Chris; 35 mins with Denise (13,388)
Thursday – light legs and abs with Denise (17,349)
Friday – lights arms and back (11,090)
Saturday – 1.5 hours of bootcamp with Denise (10,052)
One truly exciting part of the week is that I have officially starting studying for my personal training certification exam. I must admit I am really stoked about doing this…and a whole ton of nerves over the whole thing, too. I suppose that is to be expected, though, right?
So, as for weigh in…
Ever so slowly creeping toward the 100-pound mark…and getting *so* very close!!! That leaves me exactly THREE pounds away…and only 18.2 away from ONEderland!!!! Words cannot describe how *that* day is going to feel – really! I cannot remember the last time I saw *ANYTHING* on the scale that started with a ONE (I do know it was *never* as an adult, though…ever)!
6 weeks; 5 days
Congrats!! I’m almost at the 100’s too, I think I’m like a lb away, but it wont go away! Lol
I have noticed that things are slowing *way* down these days versus when I started. Of course, I have a *lot* less weight to move…and I’m burning fewer calories just moving around (since I’m not lugging as much weight anymore). However, despite my whining and frustration (at times), I am still extremely pleased with my progress…and any loss is better than any gain! 🙂
Congrats to you for getting so far!!! That one pound might stick around for a bit, but eventually it’ll be gone! 🙂
sorry to hear bout the knee/hip/leg issues continuing but just remember that the weight loss is mostly food – the gym stuff is about fitness. you can keep losing with light workouts.
J – I know you’re right…but I want to be in the gym *so* badly…and hitting it *hard* so I do get frustrated with the whole thing. Luckily my trainer is amazing and always works around my issues (my many, many issues) so I still feel like I’m working toward my goal. 🙂
I somehow missed that you’re going to do the personal training exam – awesomesauce!
No worries, Andie. You’re not too terribly far behind. I think I mentioned it only one post prior to this one. 🙂 It is exciting…and a little nerve wrecking. I worry if I’ll really make a good trainer…and if I could ever be half as good as Denise. Those are *big* shoes to fill – seriously!
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