As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I started doing the Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred DVD. I got about a week and a half into it and was actually starting to enjoy it, in a warped, sadistic sort of way. I was even seeing results already. Things were getting a little tighter, and I was feeling better.
Then, my knee started bothering me. I injured it back in middle school, but, come on, that was a long time ago. Apparently I do have scar tissue in it or something though, because even though I started modifying the routine and not doing the high impact sections, my knee just kept getting worse.
So I stopped.
It took a good two weeks for my knee to start feeling semi normal and not like it was going to give out on me.
It’s as if I wasn’t meant to work out! I tried, and my body rebelled.
Unfortunately for my body (or really, fortunately), I’m not giving up. I’ve started looking for very low impact routines that focus mainly on my core, which is the area I really want to work on anyway. Right now the current contender is Crunch: Pick Your Spot Pilates
There are a few reasons I’m going to start this routine.
1) It almost completely excludes using my knee.
2) Abs, butt, and thighs each get their own 10 minute routine, so you can do one or all of them, depending on your time/focus.
3) It’s available for free on my Netflix Instant. Just being honest.
My plan is to start is this weekend, so we’ll see how it goes. Hopefully in a few weeks I’ll have a positive update.