Post # 1
I’ve been trying desperately to lose weight and even though I feel like I’m working out all the time I’ve only maintained for the most part. Now I’ve fractured my ankle and am terrified what 2 months without cardio is going to do. Anyone have any advice?
Post # 3
i’m boycotting the whole wedding diet stuff…all of my family has done “great” getting ready for their weddings and then ballooned afterwards
Post # 4
I fractured my wrist a few months ago so I totally feel your pain! Don’t stress about not being able to get in a cardio workout. If you really want to keep working out you could try some strength training — which you could do sitting down, so you don’t put weight on your foot, nd might even be more effective than the cardio you’ve been doing. I’ve been using the Women’s Health big book of exercises which has tons of options and I think you could adapt even more of them to be done from a sitting position. But don’t be too hard on yourself — as long as you eat well and are kind to your body right now, that’s the most important thing. With the pain you must be in, and the upcoming PT, it’s going to be a long haul and no one would blame you for taking some time to veg out in front of the TV — I certainly did!
Post # 5
I think that the best thing for you to do is concentrate on having a healthy diet while you aren’t able to work out. For the most part, you can’t really lose much weight from working out only, you need to focus on eating less calories than your body needs in a day.
Post # 6
First and foremost, focus primarily on your diet. See a weight loss nutritionist or focus really hard on keeping a balanced yet low cal diet. The key will be to get what you need but no more.
And just because you fractured your ankle doesn’t mean no working out. Cardio can be accomplished with lifting weights. Low weight and many and quicker reps gets your heart going and leans your muscles not bulks them up. Focus on what you can do. You can still do ab work outs too! For instance, you can do plank (which is awesome for your abs and heart) on your one good leg. Do pushups with your bad foot ontop your good foot.
There’s tons you can do! No worries!
Post # 7
Oh, I had a client dislocate her knee about 10 weeks before the wedding. She was a yoga instructor so it was really hard on her not to be able to do a LOT of the things as her leg was completely immobilized from hip to ankle. It could be worse 🙂 She watched her diet, worked out what she could, and was able to heal and dance the night away!
Post # 8
when i dislocated my knee two years ago, i actually ended up losing weight while i was off my feet. because i wasn’t so active, my appetite went away.