3 weeks ago I was full of enthusiasm for starting my new fitness regime of the Couch25K, I wore the right shoes, right clothing and being a previous cross country runner in my youth, I remembered the right way to run. So anyway started at weighing in at 231lb, heavy I know. The food side of things is already healthy, just a little tweaking, i.e reduce portions and cut back on the little extras with hidden calories, i.e sauces. first week went brilliant, on weigh-in day, I went down to 224lb. Over the moon, but recognising the body would be in shock with the extra activity and cut backs on food. Week 2 is where it all goes wrong, I went for my run, felt a twinge in my knee so I cut back a little a took it easier. Thinking rest day will sort it..... fool me!!! went for the 2nd run of the week, half way through my knee went, hobbled the mile and a half home in pain!!!!. Did the cold compress, rested when I could, took ibuprofen and didn't do any more running. Week 3, went to the doctors today, no improvement on knee, to find I have 'housemaids knee' or more technically known as Prepatellar Bursitis. Its going to a few weeks to heal. Doctor says that the Couch25K is not a good way to go for me as my joints can't handle it any more. She congratulated my enthusiasm but says I must take gentle exercise like swimming, walking or cycling. And to make things worse my weigh in today was 2lb put on... I can't swim and the local adult swimming lessons take place when I'm working. I don't own a bike, which leaves walking. But I am unable to do any of these things until my knee heals.... A very unhappy bunny!!!!
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