My knee is officially messed up! I thought the elliptical was the greatest thing ever and now I have patellar pain. It seems to be my tight IT band pulling on my knee and it’s causing pain on the inside, front of my knee cap.
I guess often times when you no longer have pain you are still not fully healed. This time no running when I start feeling better! It’s time for a new approach.
No knee bending exercises for me. That involves so many things! I am not going to focus on that right now just what I can do.
This morning (MWF) is normally my circuit/Tabata day. I normally do Gabby Reece’s workouts. I am not able to do them fully right now, so I am going to make my own up for the next 2 months or so as I go. All of the moves are going to be inspired from her workouts past and up coming.
Here was my first workout with out knee bending:
- Bicep curl to shoulder press
- Front arm raise/shoulder fly
- Straight leg dead lift
- Seated lat pull down
- Hamstring stretch
- Kb bent over row
- Legs up in air DB chest press on bench
- MB Russian twist
- Star crunches/hand slide to knee
- Db at side, opposite arm at ear, side to side crunch
It was all done in a Tabata style of 4 minutes each move- 20 sec on 10 sec off). It was a nice 40 minute workout. I am going to have to get creative so I don’t get bored. I am going to do similar workouts MWF and for at least this week and leave it at that. Next week I will start adding in PT exercises for my specific needs.
As far as T TH Sat, I hope to walk soon if I feel no pain, but I am not going to rush it right now. I would like to get some swimming in. It’s non-impact and will help keep your fitness since you use all of your muscles. I just need to figure out how I am going to make it to the pool. I think Grandma and Grandpa may have to come swimming with me to watch my daughter.
This might actually be a good thing for me. It will help me focus on eating cleaner. I started that on Monday. I do eat pretty good, but I would like to get even better at it. I think I have experimented with enough junk food through intuitive eating enough to know that yes I can have it, and yes it makes me feel crappy. I’ll save it up for occasions.
Tonight was a meal inspired by a recipe post of you guessed it: Gabby Reece
I made shrimp, a nice salad of baby kales, baby spinach, and broccoli sprouts I grew, with home made Parmesan pepper whole wheat croutons and lentils on the side. I have never thought to use lentils as a side dish. It was fun and different! I need different.
Thanks for indulging me. Writing out my plan of attack definitely made me feel better.
Have a great night. 🙂