Should I keep up with exercising or let my foot heal for the 2.3 weeks they are saying it should take.

  • I am on my 6th day of True Beginner *did the Strength and Cardio this morning* I have never followed through with an exercise program that is why I suppose I am 283.3lbs @ 43 years old(have lost 10lbs since Jan 1st ). I LOVE daily burn and want to keep going.... Wednesday I twisted my foot (not during workout) I ended up going to the E.R. yesterday and found out that it is broken (the outside of the left foot). I am in a boot cast, but managed to get through Core 1 yesterday and S&C this morning (I am also doing Walk-Away-the-Pounds - so I got a mile in yesterday and today), but today I had to modify big time. Ended up doing the walk sitting down *much harder than you would think*.
    I have survived 3 strokes in 08 and this past year Lymphoma and I don't want this break to stop me now.

    mrproton88   by: mrproton88
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    thedrc  8 months ago by: thedrc

    Congrats on getting through 6 days so far - it sounds like you're really committed to making a positive change. I too broke my foot a number of years back and was really frustrated by everything I couldn't do, so I hear where you're coming from, but Please consult your doctor before working out on a broken foot. You can do serious irreparable damage to your foot or extend the healing time if you're not very careful.

    Ask your doc what exercise he/she recommends. If he/she isn't forthcoming, ask a physical therapist (licensed) or someone in sports medicine. In the interim, I would recommend staying off of it unless necessary. I know that's probably not what you want to hear, but for your own safety you've got to be careful. Work out with weights from a seated position (muscle burns more calories, after all, right?) and contact your doctor, a PT, and/or a sports med specialist. These are the people who can help you without exacerbating your injury.

    • RWinzer
      RWinzer about 1 month ago

      you could use a hand peddle bike if you belong to a gym or do upper body work, but i agree with the other person that too much use of the foot in a cast will just cause longer term problems. Stretching and some of the things to can do seated (arm circles, punches, etc) can still get your heartbeat up but let your foot heal.

    • mrproton88
      mrproton88 about 1 month ago

      Thank you so much!!!! I think that is what I needed to hear **yes, not want I wanted to, but needed to** :)

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