Fitness with a Broken Toe {Food & Fitness Link-Up}

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This is the year of self-care for me and I feel like I’m being tested. Last Friday night, I stubbed my pinky toe so bad that it made it very difficult to walk. I iced and elevated it all weekend. So. Much. Fun.

I went to the doctor on Tuesday and after an x-ray, learned that I had a non-displaced fracture, meaning that although my toe is broken, it has maintained proper alignment. Whew! I’ve never broken a bone before so I can’t complain that if I’d have to have broken one in my lifetime, this kind would be it.

And as predicted, there wasn’t much that can be done. But I wanted the advice of how long I should stay off of it and when I could workout again, even if that meant just walking.

So I have buddy-taped the toe to the next and am wearing a small boot. Apparently athletic shoes are not a good idea to squish a broken toe into a shoe. I am told that it can take up to six weeks to heal and to refrain from any strenuous activity on it.

The Good News:

  • My back now feels great.
  • The majority of the pain in my toe/foot was during the first two days. It was a good thing to ice and elevate every two hours on those days. I’m lucky it was over a weekend!
  • Every day, the toe is getting better and walking is getting easier.

Now for this week’s plan!

planning

Food

Dinners:

Lunches:

Breakfasts:

Fitness

  • I may try the recumbent bike this week. My doc said it was okay as long as it’s not putting any pressure on nor whacking my toe. The bike has caused my back to hurt in the past. And since sitting is the worst thing I can do for my back, I may just do a few short intervals.
  • My post-back surgery PT exercises. I can do several of these despite my toe. Since I can’t do a lot of cardio, it’s time to strengthen the back and do them every day.

Have you ever broken a bone?

What did you do for exercise in the meantime?

Cheers~
Carrie

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