Well, it happened. After a few weeks of running sprints at the local middle school, I ended up with a torn meniscus. While it’s not going to require surgery, I was told to take it easy for a few weeks which immediately made me a little nervous. After staying pretty active every week, I was VERY concerned about staying healthy while I was injured. I’ve seen it before. Guys get hurt, take some time off and gain some weight.
At first, I tried coming up with ways to exercise without working the knee. Of course, there were arm exercises, maybe some sit ups and a stationary bike (which was OK since I wasn’t pounding the knee). These seemed like a good idea, so I put my new work out routine into action. And while this kept my spirits up I finally realized something. It’s my EATING that has made such a difference in my weight loss and if I don’t want to gain weight, guess what? I just stay on my Paleo plan (with less deviation of course) and all should work out well!