I experienced my first set back at last night's workout. During our side squats on the BOSU ball, my right knee "gave out". I felt an excruciating amount of pain in my knee that sent me to the floor. Thankfully, our trainer, Benny, was right there to assist me. She helped me stretch and relax. She wanted me to get on the bike, but I did not want to let the team down. After about 5 minutes, I decided to rejoin the workout. I was unable to continue the work on the BOSU ball, but the rest of the team looked great. Apparently, Tina is a pro because her balancing abilities looked effortless.
This morning, I awoke to stiffness and pain in my knee. I tried stretching it out, but nothing seemed to make it feel better. I decided to go back to the gym and talked with Eric about the pain I was experiencing. He got me up on the "magic" table to stretch me. Despite the tears of pain at first, he was able to work out most of the discomfort. It was amazing how simply stretching out my calves and quads made my knee feel better. Eric gave me several stretching exercises for homework to help me get back in the game at tomorrow's workout.
As for the 4.5 steps forward, well... that is how much weight I lost. I was hoping for more; but seriously, that is awesome! The team did great too. Be sure to check out: http://www.gazettehealthychallenge.net/ for this week's official results.