Why do my knees hurt so bad?

Am I doing something wrong? I mean, today was supposed to be an upper body workout, but my knees are killing me. The side lunges and side-to-side jumps and inline skating are going to be the death of my knees.

Do you have any advice? Because seriously, I’ve never had a problem with either of my knees. Ever. They didn’t bother me when I did the 30-Day Shred, which was very intense and full of lunges and squats and those stupid plank jacks. What gives?

On another note, I was determined to workout today after missing not 2, not 3, but 4 days of working out. The shame. As soon as I got going, the phone rang. It was Lisa. I ignored her. Then it rang again. The machine got it and I could hear a friend leaving a message about a mother’s day out opening for Mia. Then it rang again. It was my mom. And then the dog started whining to go out. I ignored her and she puked on the floor. What gives?!!!

I think from now on, I’ll turn the ringer off and put my dog out before I work out.

Even with all the distractions, I still burned 175 calories. DAMN!!! I was proud and sweaty. Or sweaty and proud. Either way, I did it, and I intend on catching up on the days I missed. That is if my knees will cooperate.

About Christy

Thirty-eight year-old wife and mom to BJ (10) and Mia (6). I'm the editor at the Sisterhood, and I really love to run (really), read, cook amazing things, and photography is my fledging passion. My motivation is motivating other people to realize they can do this whole weight-loss and exercise thing. I'm living proof!

  • Lisa_ShrinkingJeans

    Beotch, don't ignore me. Haven't I taught you better than that?!!!!!

    As for your knees, who knows why? When I had a trainer way back when, she said that my knees weren't used to all the exercise and that it takes time to build up strength, for them to get used to what you are doing. Of course, that is assuming that you are doing your exercises right and haven't pulled somthing out of wack. But she was right, after I got consistent with the exercise, the knee pain went away.

    Don't forget, you are exercising on tile floors. If you slip any at all, that could be enough to hurt the knees.

  • SJs_April

    You're wearing shoes, aren't you? Tell me you're wearing shoes. And you're not letting your knees go past your ankles are you? Just making sure. Form is key! We don't want bad knees!

  • BrookeF

    have your shows worn down dramatically since then? i got fitted for a new pair of running kicks this weekend and they said that hip/knee pain can be caused by the wrong type shoe or even the right shoe that's worn out.

  • BrookeF

    have your shows worn down dramatically since then? i got fitted for a new pair of running kicks this weekend and they said that hip/knee pain can be caused by the wrong type shoe or even the right shoe that's worn out.

  • Vinny

    As with any physical activity, your joints can take a pounding. My top tip is take Cod Liver pills for your joints. Hopefully this will help you.

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