Hello, everyone! (I'm sorry in advance that this post is so long!)
This is my first post because my knee caps have started hurting! I started t-tapping in earnest a month ago. I have been so motivated and so consistent, and I was so proud of myself. I'm 29 with three little boys (5, 3, 10 months) and I'm a size 16 combo. (I'm actually not sure what kind of combo I am because I can't really find my bottom rib!) I've lost at least 20 inches and 13 pounds, but still haven't lost a pants size yet. I've been really trying to not be discouraged about the pants size and to just keep tapping! I was hoping for dramatic results, but my husband just keeps reminding me that it's a slow and steady process.
Anyway, a month ago I finally woke up to the fact of how huge I had gotten lately. I knew that I was headed for diabetes if I didn't take care of myself, and that I shouldn't get pregnant again unless I lose weight first. I want to be healthy, thin, and in shape. Then, my knee started to ache a little tiny bit, and I really decided to get in shape.
So, I did three days of the instructionals and then 10 more days of the Beg/Reh TWO. Since then I've done the TWO EOD, and this last week I was doing BWO+ on the off days. I also did OIP/HF and AL on my workout days. I was feeling really good, and trying my best, studying the instructionals and the book and having my husband correct my form. I know my form's not perfect but I thought it was pretty good and I was definitely going to my max. It was only this week I could finally just barely finish two sets of Hoe Downs.
But this last week my knees started to hurt, and finally yesterday they were really hurting, so yesterday and today I've rested and put ice on, but they don't seem to be getting better. I think it's mostly the knee cap that's hurting, and it's mostly in my left knee. I'm going to borrow my mom's MORE workout...should I have done that instead? I can get thru most of the TWO, even though it's really hard. I'm pretty discouraged...I really don't want to miss my workout, but I don't want an injury, either. I'm so afraid I'll put inches back on. It seemed like my knees hurt the most after the arms sequence when I'd been holding the KLT for so long. When I lifted my left leg to do the first hoe down, my knee would really hurt, but then as I did the hoe downs it seemed to loosen up. Now it hurts to do KLT at all, and esp. to bend to at all, and I when I had to jump up and chase after the kids both knees were hurting.
I've tried to read all the threads about sore knees and I saw Teresa's modifications, but I guess I'm not sure what I should do. Should I go ahead and try to do a modified BWO+ now, or wait till I can get MORE? Should I wait till all the soreness is gone or push through it?
Sorry for the long read...I hope somebody can help me. I so much wanted to be successful at this.