On crutches…but I will still exercise!

Hey folks

So, do you remember my last post when I was SO excited to tell you that I could now jog on the spot for 10 minutes on top of my 40 minutes of daily walking? Mmm, I suspect now that jogging every day wasn’t such a good idea after all, especially when I still have so much weight to lose. On Monday, I could feel some discomfort in my leg which has worsened each day since. I may have pulled something or, worse case scenario, could it be a stress fracture? If I have done any damage to the bone, it may be that I wasn’t spacing out the exercise enough and not giving the bone the chance to heal itself. So, I thought I’d chat with you about what I still plan to do exercise-wise but also why I’m reluctant to go to the doctors.

Exercises I’ll still do

First, I am still exercising although, for the past few days, it’s been just the upper body exercises that I can do whilst sitting down which have taken more than 2.5 inches from each upper arm! These usually take me about 10-15 minutes to do. But I’m going to build in some squats that don’t put pressure on my left leg – well, as much of a squat as I can achieve!!! I’m also going to do some half sit-ups to work on my tummy area. From someone who couldn’t walk 50 metres without getting puffed out 3 months ago, I’m missing the walking already!

Too embarrassed to see a medic

It’s actually embarrassing to tell you this but I do anything to avoid going to the doctor. Yes, I don’t know what I’ve done to my leg but I still have crutches from a bad fall I had 2 years ago. You see, my legs are huge which is why I wear maxi skirts every day as I can then hide them. They are big, lumpy and truly hideous to the point I can’t wear boots of any kind (including ankle boots). The thought of showing them to a doctor terrifies me. I suspect that when I had the previous fall that I was heavier and it was horrible showing the doctor and radiologist in A&E but I really couldn’t walk on the leg. But I’m hoping that by taking it easy, my leg will heal. If it starts to get serious, I will seek help….. but only if it gets much worse.

But a bit of good news to end on…

I did a mid-week weigh-in this morning and I’ve lost 3lbs since Monday! I’ll include this in my official weekly weigh-in next Monday but at least that’s put a smile on my face. Even if I don’t lose any more in the next few days, I’m happy. Yes I’m in discomfort, yes I can’t walk easily but I can still watch my calorie intake and do what I can on the exercise front. Being injured in no excuse, Erika!

Love Erika xx

4 thoughts on “On crutches…but I will still exercise!

    1. Thank you so much Lydia. Whilst my leg is up, I forgot about applying ice but Iโ€™ll certainly do that. And then, yes, once fully recovered, Iโ€™ll take those steps to doing my very first 5K one day! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  1. You do have to be careful stressing your limbs in ways they’re not quite ready for. I was trying to drop 50lbs last year for my half (I managed about 15 of those and I’m fighting them again this summer along with the reinforcements they brought when I was lazy this winter)… I can certainly tell the difference when I run with less weight. Don’t stop or give up… but follow the advice of an amazing guitar teacher, Tomo Fujita:

    Don’t expect too fast,
    Don’t worry,
    Don’t compare,
    Be kind to yourself

    And we’re all pulling for you to be successful.

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    1. Matt, thank you so much for your kind encouragement ๐Ÿ˜Š After no exercising for many years, I really do need to be extra kind to my body and, when fit again, will be really careful to strike the balance! Wishing you success too on your journey ๐Ÿ˜Š

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