Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Even if you don't see invisibility, that's no reason to suppose it isn't there

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Quote du jour: Be yourself, everybody else is already taken.
- Oscar Wilde

I'm breaking the elliptical exercising up into 10 minute intervals. It's not going to give me as much of a cardio workout, but it will help build up the strength again.

I've been resting my knee for a month, I have to build up the muscles before they become invisible. Also, I'm going to try an exercise DVD, something involving the core.

Exercise du jour: 30 minutes ellipticalling, 30 minutes of grabbing the nearest exercise DVD and doing whatever it tells me to do (so long as the instructions don't involve doing much with my left knee).

I don't know if this is a semi-win or a semi-fail. I did do the 3 sets of 10 minutes on the elliptical, with stretching, ice, and drugs afterwards. But I didn't go anywhere near an exercise DVD. I got caught up in submitting one résumé after another to different websites. Trust me when I say that there are some damn strange employment websites out there.


messymimi said...

Intervals can give you a better cardio workout anyway.

Do as much as you can, and if you have any friends who are physical therapists or trainers, maybe ask for an exercise or two that can strengthen that knee. It can't hurt to ask.

JavaChick said...

Ah Merry! Sorry to hear things aren't getting any better. Hang in there.

Shelley said...

I love that you are making the exercise work for you in increments. Better than giving up, which is always my first thought. Still. I know!

Andrea @ The Skinny Chronicles said...

Probably a pilates video is your best bet. I have a whole drawer full of them (that I hardly ever use) that I can loan you.

Exercise you can do while laying down (AKA pilates) is definitely my favorite kind of exercise.