Sunday, March 18, 2012

More please!

I'm 12 sessions in to working with the personal trainer and I am very appreciative of this opportunity.  To work out with someone who knows what they are doing has been invaluable to me.  I needed this.  I still need this.  I'm being pushed but not to the extreme.  He has been careful about helping me build up quad strength while making sure the rest of me is toning up as well.  He also listens to me go on and on about how much I hurt.  That's helpful even if I am a bit of a broken record.

I'm trying SO HARD not to be a bitter betty about the pain...  But I am disappointed that my knee feels worse not better.  Is this another one of those lies?  Lose weight!  Get active!  All your troubles will magically disappear!  Yeah notsomuch.  My left knee is getting more ball like by the day.  If you've ever seen an arthritic joint you know what I mean.  I had forgotten how bad it is really... the extra pounds of fat and lack of muscle in my thighs was hiding the shape.

I bought a Bosu Ball to use at home.  I can't tell you how many different PT offices I have used one of these in.  It's not really a ball, but like half a ball.  Great for stability training.  My left leg needs some additional work and so I shall.  Seriously?  Who am I?

1 comment:

bbubblyb said...

The trainer told Mike he should use one of those stability balls too for his ankle. I know so often we have to feel the pain before we feel some relief. Hope the relief comes soon for your knee.