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No more pity parties!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Hello dear SP friends! It's been awhile since I have been on here, I know. I guess things just really got to me and I was having a big pity party :( but, I am back and ready to get back to business.

I am so angry at myself for gaining back almost all of the 30 lbs that I had lost. What was I thinking?! Oh yeah, my plantar fasciitis got so bad that I decided to quit working out for awhile to let it heal. The problem was that it's been about 6 months and it is worse then ever!!! Just walking is a chore! So now, I am so totally out of shape it is ridiculous. I feel horrible and I have no energy.

Well, I am done with that! I am ready to get back in shape and get healthy. I know that my feet won't heal until I loose quite a bit of this weight so I will have to focus on eating clean and find some kind of activity that doesn't require me being on my feet..... swimming would be great if I can get over my phobia of being in a swimsuit in front of other people :) If any of you have any ideas.....I would totally love to hear them. Anyway, thank you all for not giving up on me. This time I am going to reach all my goals and I will be there to help and support all of you in your journey to reaching yours. Promise!!

Have a great day everyone ;)
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  • AWOOD1973
    Well, I am NEVER going to give up on you! I also have PF, and I completely understand where you are coming from. Last year, when I did PT for my Sciatica, I'm not sure what the heck happened, but I don't have any issues with it anymore. YEAH! You should try using an exercise ball (for crunches and pushups), bands, weights, anything that you can, that doesn't require being on your feet! I know this will get better and I KNOW YOU CAN DO THIS!!!! I love ya, girl! Don't give up on yourself, but also don't be hard on yourself! We all go through our inactive spurts!!!

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    2858 days ago
  • no profile photo CD9543726
    Glad to see you blogging again. :) Couple of things: First, I'm not sure where you live, but look up Airrosti therapy and see if they have any therapists near you. They manipulate plantar fascia, and can heal plantar fasciitis in 3-4 visits. Hurts like the devil, but so worth it. They only operate in a few states, though, so I'm not sure if you have the option. If you do, I highly recommend it. I dealt with an ankle injury from August 2011 until September 2012, eventually giving myself a shin stress-fracture last summer because of it, and my therapist healed the ankle problem that a ton of docs had tried to help unsuccessfully in TWO visits. It's amazing. Second, does biking irritate the plantar fasciitis? I haven't experienced that particular injury myself so I don't know, but I know biking (and getting on an elliptical) can be much softer on a lot of parts of your body even than walking, so maybe that can help? Third, re: swim suit - unfortunately, the only way to get over that phobia is to repeatedly make yourself get out there in a suit. A few years back, I had a phobia of going outside in shorts, and that's difficult when you live in an area that is 100+ degrees for nearly six months of the year! In April 2011, I went out to run, but I didn't want to wear shorts or even capris, so I wore sweatpants. I nearly had a heat stroke. I decided then that it was time to get over my fear. I forced myself to wear shorts every day for the next four months, and to go outside in public at least every other day, and to exercise in public in shorts several times a week. By the end of the summer, I didn't even notice anymore, and I realized that no one else did, either. It was very freeing.

    you can do this! :)
    2861 days ago
    I have had plantar fasciitis, and it is certainly not fun, nor is it a quick recovery. That said, it DOES get better! Meanwhile, floor exercises, sitting exercises, and some dumbbell exercises are a good start. Depending on where you swim, maybe a cover up, or shorts will give you a bit of confidence.

    Don't beat yourself up over the regain. You know you can do this, you have done it before. But, you will have to tweak it a bit to allow for the feet. Stretching the arch helped me. Cross your foot over the other knee, and pull your toes toward the knee of the foot you are working with. Of course your doctor should give you direction, or at least permission.
    2861 days ago
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