(Closed) Getting in shape after car accident

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
Hostess
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

The main thing is losing weight is diet.  How has your diet been?  Are the two of you able to walk to get a little exercise in?

Post # 5
Hostess
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Maybe you two should start tracking your food on a place like sparkpeople or livestrong.  That will help you to reduce your calories and eat things that are good for you.  Since you two aren’t really able to be that physically active, diet is easiest and best thing for you two to work on to lose weight.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think the best thing is to eat a super healthy diet. Low fat, lots of fruit and veggies, cut down on your sugar and carbs. That will help you recover and get your health back. What does your doctor say about exercising?

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

I agree with @MrsSaltWaterTaffy:, work on your diet if physical activity is too hard right now.  There’s a bunch of WB users on My Fitness Pal (MFP).  I like that MFP has a mobile app so I can log in my food on the go too. 

Here’s a thread with a bunch of usernames of people from WB (just updated one day ago):  http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/myfitnesspal-users

Are you able to do yoga?  I had a serious head injury years ago and was unable to walk.  After rehab I got into yoga and it was great.  I lost weight and started building muscle and toning up without needing to walk or run.

 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I might also add aqua jogging/aqua fit classes.

 

Most of those classes are done with a bouancy belt.  I own my own and take it to the pool to do jogging with.  It feels a little silly, but it’s a good workout without too much strain on the joints.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Joninasigrun:  I was in a severe car accident 4 years ago.  I struggled to exercise for a while…  I’m still unable to run.  One machine that has been a huge help for me to lose weight is a machine at my local Y that is a combination of an elliptical and a stair stepper… It is essentially running with out the impact on the knees/hips.

I realize this might be too soon for you to be able to use a machine like that.  So, in the meantime, watch what you eat like (like PP said) and maybe in the future my information about this machine will help you!

So sorry about the accident ๐Ÿ™ What terrible timing! Praying for a quick recovery for you and your FI!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Kewii:  Great point! Water exercise is excellent for joint issues

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Do you have access to physical therapy?  I know it can be expensive but in my case my insurance covered it and I only paid a copay.  I wasn’t in a car accident but twice got sports-related injuries.  One was a strained calf and it so bad that I was in a boot for 4 weeks.  Once I got out of the boot, physical therapy really helped me to heal the muscle and I felt good moving around a little a few times a week, even though it wasn’t as strenuous as I was used to.  Then when I was healed, I got back to my normal routine.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

maybe try one of those recumbent bikes?  I don’t know if you’re allowed to do that either but I did a lot of biking and swimming/aqua jogging to get back in shape after my knee surgeries. 

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