I swear, the more I try to get healthy and work out…the more obstacles I run into. I know I’m out of shape. I’m 250+lbs so doing exercise is rough on my body, especially my knees and ankles.
The 2nd week of January I did great. I did 10 minutes of cardio every day and 7-10 minutes of strength training. I felt great and my pants already felt looser (that was one of the things that was really bugging me).
Then, while I was cleaning that weekend, I felt my right knee pop…not like they normally do. This was loud and it hurt. Since then I’ve been in pain. It’s been about a month and I’m still hobbling around the house.
A few days ago I was FINALLY able to bend it all the way but I still can’t straighten it all the way out. So it’s getting better. I think getting sick last week and doing nothing but sleeping and lying on the couch helped.
So, of course, now that my knee is feeling better and I can get back to some kind of exercise routine I suffer another injury.
The other day I got mad about something and I went into my room (and in total, immature melodrama) slammed my door. But the way I did it I slammed it with my left arm which meant I was reaching across my body and shoving it closed behind me.
Afterwards my shoulder started to hurt. I guess I pulled or tore a ligament in my shoulder. It really HURTS…all the time. It is killing me to type right now. I can only lift my left arm in certain ways and can’t pick much of anything up in it.
And every time it starts to feel better one of the kids jumps on me or leans up against me and it’s like someone is stabbing me in the shoulder with a screw driver or something.
On top of that, my youngest banged into my arm while trying to sit in the chair with me and now I have a pinched nerve. So I have this line of tingly pain from my shoulder down my arm and into my thumb.
I just want to be back to normal so I can start up the exercise routine again. I felt so much better when I was doing those 10 minutes of cardio a day.
I guess I’ll have to break out the Pilates DVD I have. That should be low impact enough to not hurt my knee, although I can’t do any upper body with my shoulder hurting this much.