Mamavation Monday: Week 6

Well, you may have noticed that I missed last week.  (But, with my “break” from blogging, it’s possible you also didn’t notice.)  🙂  Whoops!  I usually write my posts on Friday, so when it comes time to post it I can just put it up.  Well, I didn’t get it written on Friday or Saturday or Sunday or Monday.  So, I missed a week.

I have to admit that another part of the reason I didn’t write last week’s post is that I was feeling a little overwhelmed.  Thursday I was at the gym and did the elliptical crosstrainer, and I ended up doing something to my knee.  It was hurting to the point where I couldn’t even go up and down the stairs on Thursday.  In addition to having an extremely painful knee, I had been having problems with my feet.  No matter which exercise I do, my toes seem to end up numb to a certain degree.  Some exercises are worse than others, but they all seem to end up with me having numb toes.  Also, on my left foot, I have been experiencing a few different symptoms.  First, I felt like I was walking on a small rock, but when I took my shoe off there was nothing.  Then, it got to the point where every time I took a step, I had the sensation of a nerve being bumped.  (Like when you hit your funny bone)  So, I made an appointment with the podiatrist, and it turns out I have a pinched nerve in my left foot and the same thing seems to be developing in my right foot.  So, right now, I can take it easy, ice my foot, get a cortisone shot if it gets worse, or have the nerve removed.  Great.  Then, I get to go through it all again with my right foot.

I wasn’t ready to talk about it last week, and I still don’t exactly how I’m feeling about all of that.  But, I decided to take it easy on the impact exercises.  This week, I’ve been doing biking (with numb toes) and a little elliptical.  After I do those, I’ve been lifting weights.  So far, I’ve only focused on lifting legs.  I figured if my knee issues were due to weak muscles or tendons in my knees lifting would help me build up my strength.

So, as far as weight loss goes, I’m still at the same weight I was at 2 weeks ago.  Last week I gained .4 pounds and this week I lost it.  I’m sure that the fact that my baby is just about 4 months old also has something to do with my weight loss (and the lack of it).  I’m trying to keep a good attitude and remember that as long as I get the good habits in place now, the loss will come when my body is ready.


  1. Take it easy. Nerve may take some time to heal. Good luck this week and do what you can without overdoing it

  2. Cyclists often have numb feet when their seat is adjusted improperly. I had some issues with it on the tandem until my DH lowered and tilted the seat for me. You can also pinch nerves near your sit bones. I only mention it because you talked about biking.

    I hope with icing you are able to get back into exercise. Have a great week.

  3. My toes get numb when I’m on the bike for more than 30 minutes, wonder if that has anything to do with the sit bones that Andrea mentioned? hmmm… Anyway, sorry you’ve been having a rough time. But it sounds like you’re being smart. My knees used to ache after exercising, but since I’ve started strength training, I’ve noticed a big difference! I hope that it helps you too.


  4. Good job losing the weight you gained. I am sorry to hear about your foot! I hope it gets better for you quickly!

  5. OOOOHHHNOOO!!! It ended up being a pinched nerve!! ARGH! I am SO sorry. Between your knee and the foot. Okay, so silly question, but do the two have anything to do with each other? I mean, could the impact from your knee have caused the foot?

    I am so freaking sorry. If you need to talk, you know where to find me…

  6. It must be so frustrating for you but I’m proud of you for not giving up! Hopefully with time the nerve will heal itself. Keep going! We’re all here for you.

  7. hugs it sounds live you’ve had a rough couple weeks i hope that everything wrks out for you

  8. Ice is your best friend! Do NOT forget to stretch those feet. You can find all sort of different kinds on You Tube.

  9. Hey Casey,
    See what a chiropractor would say about your pinched nerve. Likely the problem is somewhere away from your foot and might be solved with massage. It worked for me once years ago. I gave myself a long (hour and a half) calf massage after weeks of a painful foot. It worked like magic. I couldn’t believe it, since there was no pain in my leg. I didn’t even touch my foot, just the calf muscle. Somewhere in there was the problem.

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