Trying to Avoid the Walker

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I love it when I say that I’m going to do something and then something out of my control goes and throws a wrench in that something.

I was all like, “Hey shred video, I’m gonna kick your ass!” and so we did Workout 2. I screamed cried laughed at how horrible easy the workout was and was all set to do it again the next day.seif_knee-anatomy01

I was…but my right knee wasn’t.

I pulled something [probably my LCL-left collateral ligaments-refer to picture] and though it was painful to walk on, there wasn’t any swelling or redness.

I took a night off since my knee wasn’t having it. At one point, I got up and did the abs and arms with Tucker since I felt like not being a lazy ass. I put a heat wrap thing on my knee, took some Motrin and called it good.

When I got up this morning, my knee felt almost right as rain and Tucker and I did Workout 1 just a second ago.

I had to stop the jumping jacks and general bounciness due to more knee pain. Ole righty just wasn’t having it.

Now I do have some redness and there IS swelling and I feel like a bit of a chump.

Damn you, body and your desire to screw with me!

I guess it will be ab workouts and arm exercise for this chick until my knee can take some more of the punishment. As much as I want to loose this extra weight, the last thing that I want to do is tear a ligament and end up all gimpy for years to come.

I’m a bit too young for a walker.


I’m not blaming this knee injury on The 30 Day Shred. I take full responsibility for my inferior ligament. I’ve gotten a BUNCH of emails from people who are scared of the shred and I just want to say that while it’s hard work, it’s better than sitting on your ass and watching TV. And the knee anatomy pic came from: http://www.aclsolutions.com/images/Seif_knee%20anatomy01.jpg


  1. i’m so glad you came to visit. because i LOVE your blog!!! i promise…i’ll figure out how to brag…er…fix up my about me page.
    and…maybe i’m a little…slow. but wth is shredding?? or am i gonna be embarrassed in the morning, that i asked that? be kind…

  2. Feel better Amy! Send all medical bills directly to Jillian!

    Peggys last blog post..Silly Me!

  3. Jennifer Walker says:

    I have some interesting stuff to tell ya and an article to share with you but I deleted your e-mail by accident. Stupid me. This semester is kicking my butt!! Drop me a line so I can e-mail you back.

  4. At the risk of sounding assvicey:

    1. Ice/cold is the most important thing you can do for swelling. 15 minutes on the hour.
    2. Knees are tricky things; get yourself to a physiotherapist before you need a knee specialist.
    3. It doesn’t take a lot of swelling to make your knee hurt – it may not even be visible from the outside. Even if you go for a walk or something, ice it afterwards.

    And that is my assvice for the day. The shred sounds interesting, but I think I’ll have to wait until summer to try it – after the baby arrives.

    Nicoles last blog post..Why we shouldn’t be attending prenatal classes

  5. Ouch, that doesn’t sound good! o.o;; I agree with the commenter who said you should maybe see a physiotherapist!

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  1. Amy Tucker says:

    New blog post: Trying to Avoid the Walker http://tinyurl.com/dnkaxg

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