One day I will actually post a WIAW post like everyone else, but honestly, my eats are kind of embarrassing at the moment. So, I’ll skip it for now and join the bandwagon soon because I honestly love just browsing through everyone’s posts! 🙂 Foodie at its finest.
Yesterday I was perusing through the blogs I make sure I read on a normal basis — The blogs you try to read even if you are spared with time — when I stumbled upon a workout Courtney posted. Okay, so last Thursday I saw my surgeon and he aspirated my knee joint to find blood within the joint. Obviously, this is not good or normal but I have gotten every test on the face of the planet but everything comes back negative. For a normal person, this would be great news. No lupus, kidney functions are good, vitamin levels are good, no arthritis… etc. But for someone who is trying desparately to find out what the hell is going on in my knee, it’s a bit frustrating. My surgeon ordered another MRI – which I have tomorrow – so I feel confident he is trying to get to the bottom of the issue. Again, I love my surgeon. Anyways, I’m starting to wonder if my knee is so weak from being poked at so much it is bleeding so I decided to try this workout with a little bit of walking.
I started with some pilates just to stretch and warm-up my muscles. This is extremely important for me to do with my circumstances! I used a pair of 12-lb dumbells for the workout but – since I’m extremely weak – switched to resistance band for the hammer curls and shoulder shrugs instead of overhead presses. I must say I enjoyed this workout! It kept me busy and I didn’t get bored because you’re jumping from one thing to the next without stopping. I never did dumbbell shoulder rotations before but they kicked.my.ass. It resembles carrying a tray, so thankfully I’m not a waitress because I’d have to quit my day job. Killed me. I wanted to see how my knee would do with the fast-pace walking and so far, so good… It feels no worse than it normally does but the day is young ha! Afterwards, I just biked on extremely low resistance for 20 minutes and foam rolled my legs a bit!
I never do the workouts others post because lifting leaves me bored after a while, but maybe if I switch it up every day I’ll stick with it longer! Although I know I would rather be running, maybe I need to do workouts like this to build my strength back. Muscle atrophy is a major component to EDs, so I’m really wondering if it has a lot to do with what is going on… Except, I don’t know if it would cause the knee joint to bleed. Swell, yes. Bleed… errhmm… I’ll ask my surgeon about that one!
I hope everyone has a wonderful WIAW. 🙂
What was your workout for the day?
Do you find circuit training to be more beneficial?
I always think if I’m not left dripping with sweat, I did not get anything from a workout. I’m such a black-and-white thinker, so I think you have to go hard or not go at all.