Maintaining motivation and routine, and NOT gaining a million lbs while injured

posted 3 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@futuremrs1986:  I broke my knee back in 2006 and have recurring issues with it.  I take an advil before exercising or running and I ice it down afterwards to reduce swelling.  I also make my workouts count (mix of cardio and weightlifting, circuit training mostly) and I try not to perform heavy exercise for more than 30 consecutive minutes at a time (except for 5Ks and 10Ks but those are only once a month or less.)  Also, if you don’t buy junk food, you can’t eat junk food.  I keep celery and carrots in my fridge at all times so that when I feel like munching, it’s easy to make a healthy choice.

Post # 4
5460 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I had a stress fracture in my femur a while back and was non weight bearing and on crutches for 3 months.  I was not even allowed to SWIM for the first 6 weeks!

I was allowed to reintroduce activity very, very slowly.  I started in the pool, swimming but without kicking.  I was able to do a deep water fitness class that really helped get my range of motion back without any impact at all.

Then, I did regular water aerobics where my feet did touch the ground, some yoga, and lots of walking.

I eventually graduated to light impact activity like spin class, and later jogging.


If your diet is what’s killing you right now, check out MyFitnessPal to track what and how much you’re eating.  I second PP’s suggestion to stop buying junk!  If it isn’t there, you can’t eat it.  If you want something badly enough to get up, get dressed, drive to the store, bring it home, then you should probably go ahead and satisfy the craving before it comsumes you.  Otherwise, stick to moderation and make small changes to reign it in a bit 🙂

Post # 6
499 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Water is the best!  You can even get waterproof braces and wraps.

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