(Closed) Hurt myself working out and have to start over. Again.

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

Don’t beat yourself up over it! Lessoned learned, and now you can move on to being a better, healthier you.

Your doctor is correct, that your eating habits have more to do with weight loss than exercise. Exercise allows us to tone and eat slightly more than normal, but it doesn’t account for weight loss alone.

Why don’t you plan 2 times a week where you can “cheat” and eat whatever you want! This way you aren’t depriving yourself of foods you love (and you are less likely to binge) but you are still eating an overall healthy diet.

And you burn the same amount of calories whether you walk or jog, as long as you are doing it at the same speed.

Good luck πŸ™‚

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

Jillian Michaels says that boxing/punching is a great cardio workout for anyone with leg problems. It really does get your heart rate up!

Post # 7
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2006 posts
Buzzing bee

@OK: You can do cardio kickboxing. I did it a couple of years ago and it kicked my butt!! I was so exhausted after each workout. It requires nothing but yourself and some open space. I’m sure there are plenty of DVDs out there for cardio kickboxing.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

In the 30 Day Shred we squat and punch the air.

I’m not sure if you have access to a pool, but you could also try swimming.

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Congratulations on your enthusiasm for working out! πŸ™‚  I find myself kind of struggling to get to the gym sometimes, but I once I’m there I get into it! 

I just wanted to comment on the eating habits/ cheat days…. I do not recommend having two cheat days.  In my experience, having designated cheat days will ruin your diet.  I feel like it shouldn’t be a diet as much as a lifestyle change, you know? Like, it’s totally okay to have a bad snack or bad meal every now and again, but if you’re going to have a “cheat meal or snack” it should be included in your calories for the day and try not to go crazy with it.  All food is okay within reason… you can eat bad foods in smaller portions and that should quell your cravings. Believe me, I’m not the type of girl to have one bite of chocolate cake and be satisfied, but over time I’ve realized that my portion sizes (for bad AND good foods) were the problem.

Good luck with everything!  It sounds like you’re doing great!!  πŸ™‚

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@okqueenbee – so sorry to hear about your setback – that’s rough! If you are a gym member, you could try the rowing machines. It’s cardio, but focused more on your upper body, so it should let you shin heal (probably want to double check that with your doctor) and maybe give Pilates and yoga a try to get the toning benefits.

And try the Skinny Cow ice creams – I had the chocolate truffle bars (I think that’s their name) and they are delicious! I like to call them “Sin on a Stick” and less than 200 calories (yippee!).

And get yourself those new shoes – shame on you for running in 3-year-old shoes!

Post # 12
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2006 posts
Buzzing bee

@futuremrscroc: thats what I meant πŸ™‚ She shouldn’t try giving up all the “bad” foods she loves because she might binge on them one day. But if you plan in a time or two to “cheat” then it is okay! And I didn’t mean two whole days, I meant two meal times where she can build in not so good foods (like a scoop of ice cream, french fries, etc.).

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