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.by: mrproton88
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.
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