I broke my pinky toe on wednesday and have been sedentary since. I have also been shoveling done xmas cookies and such b/c i been feeling sorry for myself. Can anyone let me know what i can do to stay motivated and exercised. What can i do to stay in shape while being injured? I been so good for a month and now this. I have a cruise to go on in February and want to look great. i would like to lose 8 more pounds and tone up before my trip. Please any suggestions on exercising or motivational tips will help me out a lot.
I would reccomend you to do something interesting while lying there, read a good book or something, just don't get bored, because when humans get bored they tend to EAT and that is bad and won't help you much in losing weight. I would reccomend that you log every tiny bit of cal you take in and try to stay at least at your maintainance intake level of cals, worry about workouts later, when you are actually able to do them ;)
Ouchy, man that stinks. Sorry to hear about your little piggy.
When I sprained my ankle (years ago) I know it hurt even to stand. I would think a rower or even a stationary bike would be too painful.
Try concentrating on upper-body. You can get some (low) cardio in with the arm bike (do they have one at your gym? If not you can buy a descent one on-line for anywhere between $40 and $80, let me know if you need a site link if you are not sure what they are) Do some weights and bands.
Hope your little pigster feels better soon.
i broke my toe my first week at college. actually, i got super buff bec i was rushing to get to classes (crutches really slow you down) all the time. it's definitely cardio, and it definitely works your arms so that you've got the baddest biceps around.
so i recommend lots of all-day shopping mall trips!