Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Springy Journal - Joy

Sure glad for week 6 - something I can do - count the food points : )

Dr. has said that I can begin walking for a short time each day. I have weighted and measured and although the weight is up some (sitting for 10 days will do that to me!) the measurements are all the same which is encouraging...except for my left leg - which is back up the 1 cm.

Several have decided that my back sprain (not sure what to call it) is due to my exercise from a "gradual" missuse or abuse of muscles not used for many, many years. I warm up before every set, but am still not ready to blame it on the exercise. Will say that I am "very fearful" to get back to the cardio because the pain of the injury and recovery was so intense, but am going to pace myself which means I might get back to cardio in April per the Dr.´s instructions.

If anyone has a good website with back exercises for recovery, please send it along. Lets all work hard on the food nix this week and see some great results.
Love,
Joy

Measurements
Chest - 104 cms. - same
Waist - 85 cms. - same
Hips - 107 cms. - same
Left and right arm - 30 cms. same
Left leg - 60 cms. - today 61 cms.
Right leg - 59 cms. - same

Weight: (2 weeks ago) 70.8 kilso - today 71.4 kilos

4 comments:

Dani Joy said...

Hmna Joy, I love your encouraging words. I am so thankful you are doing better. I have been thinking of you and praying for you. I felt so badly that you got hurt. I know that some of the jumping could injure the back. maybe when you get back to cardio not to do any jumping.

I know though that my back is stronger since doing exercise. I think the strength training is a big help. What does the dr say about strength training?

What Jillian DVD do you have? I thought you had the Trouble Zones one. This one has no cardio and it´s all strength training. I will look too for some back strengthing and recooperating exercises.

I am so thankful you are still into the challenge.

Te amo en Cristo,
Dani Joy

Ketty said...

Hear Joy, I hope you can get to to exercise soon.
Start by walking, and when you can, do marching, you know, moving hips and arms. You need to ask dh to buy one of those walking machines for your home so you can march the way you want. :-)

saludos
Ketty

Maribel said...

You are such a trooper! Keep up the good work! Even walking is great. There are some back exercises to strengthen your muscles. Those are very helpful. Let me know if you can't find them.
Good night!

Ketty said...

Hey Joy, here you have a few Back Strengthening Exercises
Without Weights, they look simple but they might help. Jillian uses most of them.

http://www.fitness-programs-for-life.com/back_strengthening_exercises.html

http://www.realsimple.com/health/fitness-exercise/workouts/4-back-strengthening-exercises-10000001722657/

saludos
Ketty