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Guilty

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Why is it I always feel guilty to "take off" a day of working out? My knee-pain gets to the point where I wake up after 8 hours of sleep (and no pressure on them), and they still ache emoticon . Therefore, i take days off to allow them to rest and return to a non-aching starting point.

However, I've noticed when I do this I just feel guilty. I feel like I'm cheating myself. I feel like I'm cheating my goals. I feel like I'm cheating my future baby by not "trying as hard as I can" to get excess weight off before conceiving.

I wish I could keep going and workout pain free. My muscles aching is NEVER the problem. It is always my joints (even though I only walk on a treadmill and use the elliptical for cardio), so you would THINK I wouldn't be putting too much pressure on my knees. Alas, they always scream out in pain after 1-2-3-4 days of exercising (depending on their mood).

I just feel like it sets me back. I feel like it gives me an excuse to take the day off from exercising - and I hate it.
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  • CORKY1303
    Don't feel guilty if you need to take time off. It's more important to listen to your body when it tells you it needs a break. Otherwise you may end up doing more harm than good.

    Could you try to incorporate something like swimming or yoga into your routine? Or any type of low impact activity. I also found that using a foam roller helped me when I was having knee pain. Even thoug it wasn't related to muscles, the stretch from the foam roller tends to help me with the joint pain too.


    2795 days ago
  • SLIMMINGSHAY
    on these days, try doing some sp videos that don't include much leg work, like maybe a seated arm workout?

    There is no reason at all to beat yourself up about taking a break. Even if you go for a 10-15 minute short stroll, it's something that is not going to be so hard on your legs.

    On these days, you can also focus on mental/emotional healing. Have you tried yoga?

    Hope your knees feel better soon and if not, I suggest a visit to your doctor.

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    2796 days ago
  • NANCYPAT1
    You are pretty normal - work on learning a new way to look at these breaks - you DO NEED them and also DESERVE them.
    2797 days ago
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