I have been doing well on my weight loss program. Am more than 3 months in and have not slipped up yet - maintained the calorie target and am exercising 5 days a week for at least 1.5 hours each time.
My main exercise is walking. I get up at 4 a.m. and am up to 5.5 miles/day. My neighborhood is perfect for walking, with some flat parts and some inclines and dips.
On Monday, I walked super-fast. As fast as possible. That evening, the lower part of my right leg hurt and it was painful to put weight on it. It was better when I woke up this morning, but half-way through the walk I started to feel pain again. It hurt all morning, but feels ok today.
While I'm not a doctor, I am worried that I might have ended up with a small stress fracture in my lower tibia. I want to rest for a day or two, but am so scared to do so because I always fall off the wagon when the exercising stops. I'm going to try walking tomorrow, but am so fearful that the pain will come back.
Have any of you gone through an injury when exercising and had to stop for a while? How were you able to maintain your diet?