Friday, May 2, 2008

How out of shape can one girl be?

I am realizing now just how out of shape I am since having the flu this winter. I have started walking 1 to 2 miles a day again, and my joints feel like I'm 80 years old. LOL. My physical therapist told me a long time ago that when your muscles atrophy (like mine have done from being sick this year), you use your joints more, and they have to start taking over a lot of the work. My knees and hips are very sore now, and I'm trying to build my quadriceps up to take over some of the work load. I am also doing some weights at home, and those dreaded lunges that are supposed to be so good for the gluts and quads. I really loathe getting back in shape after being out of shape for so long, but I know I will feel better when I do. I would like to gain about 20 lbs of muscle, but I know that probably won't happen until after my kidney transplant. 

At least I am on my way to being in better shape for the transplant.. and a big plus is... I'm sleeping better now that I'm back to exercising. It's amazing what a little endorphins can do for you!!!


Brad said...

I know just what you mean Christy.

I have lost a lot of muscle mass over the pas year.I am starting slow with
arm weights and work out bands.
I try to log a few mins a day on my
Health Ryder,it uses your body weight
on your legs and arms.

Keep it Up Christy.....

Brad King, the Cool Ol Cf guy

Christy said...

I've never heard of health ryder Brad. I want a bowflex, but I'm gonna have to wait on that. I'll just keep lifting weights and walking until I can get one.