So my knee injuries have been pretty severe. For the past few days, I can hardly walk, and my knees are still a bit swollen. I can now walk and standup/sit down with some support, but kneeling is still out of question.
And because of this, I’ve been getting a lot of attention from friends. Especially the ones who are studying to become physical therapists.
Although frustrating, I understand that they’re being caring and concerned. They’re not the typical “jealous, unsupportive” friends.
And I started to have second thoughts.
Am I obsessed? Do I really have problems when it comes to fitness and weight loss?
Although I’ve only lost around 10 pounds, my progress has been tremendous.
My knees are not strong enough to support me through that 10-mile run, but my cardiovascular system is. I kept a steady pace between 4mph and 8mph during the 88 minutes, and I was not even close to out of breath at the end. I’m pretty sure I’d be able to run a half-marathon if I wanted to at that point.
5 months ago, I can’t jog 4 miles without taking a briskwalking-break.
I am very proud of myself, and I want to be in the best shape of my life. Sure, I went from size 2 to size 00. I dropped 10ish pounds. I have a flat stomach and can see a little bit of abs. My quads and triceps are quite firm and visible.
But that’s not enough. I want obvious, defined abs. I don’t want any thigh fat. I’m sure my arms, waist, and thighs can go down just a couple more inches.
I am not satisfied with my body, and I feel the need to continue working out. Plus, I enjoy exercising!
But my boyfriend and friends are constantly on my back, thinking that something’s not right with my life style. Yet, I don’t quite understand what’s wrong.
I’m 5”3, 110 lbs, eat lots of fruit and lean protein, and I eat other stuff in moderation. I do Insanity, pop pilates, yoga, and I run.
I don’t see myself particularly skinny or fat. I’m probably fit, but still very far from being in my “best shape”.
I understand my friends are concerned. However… I’m not quite sure why they are concerned? After reviewing my life style, I still don’t see anything wrong. Well, besides the fact that I overused my knees a little. But it’s really not that big of a deal.