Thursday, March 5, 2009


It seems when I start doing what I should, and really getting in to exercising, something always stands in my way. In November I started using my elliptical daily. It went great for about two weeks, then it broke. I hate to run outside when it is cold so I started doing different exercises videos, Sweatin' to the Oldies is my favorite. But then my knee starting hurting. Then it REALLY hurt. Then I couldn't go up stairs without intense, sharp pain. I finally went to the doctor.
Somehow my knee cap is dislocated and it being off just the tiniest bit is causing things that shouldn't rub together to rub together, which results in tremendous pain. I am now in physical therapy and am hoping that if we keep stretching and strengthening the tendons we will be able to "pop" it back into place. I am still going to Zumba and Aerobics 3 times a week but I just can't do too much on my right knee yet. I hope I can get it back to normal by the time warm weather comes because I really enjoy jogging the trails in Mannington, and last spring/ summer I was able to shed 10 pounds (which I have gained back since). Hopefully this knee doesn't hold me back. I am just the type of person who HAS to exercises even if I eat right. My whole family has weight problems and I am bound and determined not to let it happen to me!
I did notice a difference in how much more I could do tonight at aerobics since I did my knee stretches first. I really hope it continues.
Well I need to work on my homework.

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