Well I found out maybe I don't listen as much as I should. Or maybe it was my first ob/gyn appointment after I found I am pregnant with my first child and was overwhelmed with all the info from my doctor. Or maybe it is selective hearing.
I have cut back drastically on my exercise routine per my doctor's instruction. I am considered high risk so no high intensity exercise for me. I've been walking and some weight lifting. I was doing walking lunges last night and felt this sharp pain run up my leg and it was also in my groin area. I stopped lunges immediately but did a couple of more upper body exercises before I gave up for the evening. I thought it was my sciatica. In the middle of the night last night I was woken up by sharp pain running up my leg and a pounding feeling in my calf. I still was thinking it was my sciatica, and it could be.
I tell a girlfriend what happened and she asked me why are you doing walking lunges? You aren't supposed to be doing that. I didn't remember my doctor telling me NOT to do them. I was confused so I started doing some research and sure enough, found a web site that said no walking lunges. What?
I come home from work and tell my husband the story and he said yes, your doctor told you the first visit not to do them - where was I? When I told him last night what had happened he didn't say anything about me doing walking lunges as he wasn't sure but when my friend confirmed today well...I was surprised. I didn't remember that at all.
I guess I need to pay more attention and do more research as to what is safe. Or maybe I should just walk and leave it at that.