Roadblocks

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I realized today that I hadn’t posted in a while, and then I realized why. I don’t really have anything good to write about. I am in a bit of a funk at the moment…let me see if I can explain why.

It seems like every time I get into a great routine with my eating and my exercise, some kind of obstacle gets thrown in my path. This time, it seems as though I have torn a ligament in my knee. I was really enjoying my workouts and getting really motivated by the changes I was seeing – not just physically, but in the way I was carrying myself with more confidence. Then boom…injury. I’m waiting on the results of an MRI which will tell me exactly how badly I have managed to injure myself, and how long I will be out of commission.

Walking (if you can call what I’m doing right now walking…) is incredibly challenging. I have a brace that runs from mid-thigh to my ankle that completely immobilizes my knee. My husband has taken to calling me “Speedy” – obviously the opposite of the way I am moving. Not being able to bend my leg throws off my gait completely, so after a while my other leg starts to hurts, too! I am waiting for a snazzy custom knee brace to arrive, so in the meantime I have two pieces of fiberglass and four ACE bandages holding my knee in place. I’m hoping this will not be the state of affairs for too much longer…

In the meantime, I am trying to stay positive and keep an eye on my eating. This is the kind of situation where I usually would say screw it and just go totally off the wagon, but I feel like this time I owe it to myself to not check out. I’ve worked too hard and come too far to let it all go.

In the meantime, as my frustration levels continue to increase, I will try to let that energy come out in a positive way… Any ideas??

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