Good Morning everyone,
Today is a great day and I am so excited! Remember I have been telling you all that I have been drinking 1 gallon of water per day, which is 64 ounces, well it is finally paying off. This morning I got on my scale and I weighed in at 232 lbs from 240 lbs, I am so excited. I was on Facebook one day and I met a motivational trainer, I would text her and ask her questions about weight loss and she would always text me back. It was wonderful to find out that she was located here in Baton Rouge Louisiana and her fees were affordable. She is always giving out great advice, not only to me, but to others that are interested in losing weight. Well, when I decided to work out with her I had not made that important visit to my doctor for my physical and that is something I should have done, because I ended up hurting myself. Of course I told her about the pains that I had been having and that I had broken my elbow many years ago and knocked the shoulder bone out-of-place as well. And I told her this information because I knew that I would not be able to lift weights or do certain exercises that may require me to use my arms vigorously. Some things I can do such as move my arms while walking or dancing around. Well, a few weeks ago I went walking and we started off slowly, but then we gradually built up speed. We went around the park 4 times, but when we went around the 3rd time I felt as though my knee was about to go out, due to the fact I had problems with my knees about 2 years ago. After we finished the walk I felt good, but I felt this small pain in my right knee and when I went home I did everything I could to make it feel better, because I did not want anything to get in the way of me losing this horrible weight that I have been carrying around on my body for too long. The pain in my knee only got worst, so I had to inform my trainer that I would not be able to workout with her for a while, at least until after I make my visit to my doctor. She was very understanding and she let me know that my health is very important and I agreed with her, she told me to keep in touch with her and I have. I went to my doctor on April 15th, 2011 and he told me I should have had my physical first before I started this workout and he also told me that I can not walk for a while. He told me to get myself a stationary bike and workout on it, it will not put any pressure on my knees and I can still get the workout that I desire. Hopefully my knees will get better and I will be able to start my walking program again, and this time I will start out doing 15 minutes of walking for a week, then the following week I will add 5 more minutes and gradually work up to walking 30 minutes a day 3 times a week. So the point I am making is, before you start any type of workout, please get your physical and see what your doctor has to say!!