Here is what happened to me:
. I used to train 6 days a week 2-3 h / day for the last 8 months. had lost lots of fat prior to that and was starting to build muscles.
. As I was pulling myself closer to my desk while sitting at the office suddenly my knee made a terrible cracking noise and felt amazing pain.
. Went to many Dr's and it appears I broke a large piece of my cartillage and it melted in to several small pieces
. The only thing to do was to grow a new cartilage piece large enough to replace the missing piece in the lab and then transplant it back to my knee. So I had the first surgery two days ago during which they cleaned the shattered cartillage remains from my knee and took a sample that will allow them to grow a new cartillage.
. Implantation will take place in four weeks.
. Have not been able to workout for the past 14 days and not allowed to set foot on the ground. In total I will have to remain inactive for 3 to 6 months after the second surgery.
. No more spinning, running or elliptical ever said the Dr.
. I feel terrible and have very hard time accepting this. Afraid to death to get fat again and went back to 800 cals / day as I am not doing anything besides lying on couch.
. I want to train at home while sitting or lying but don't know how to do that and need some workour routine that can still give me results to stay motivated.
. How can I get lean if I am not allowed to do cardio anymore after the surgery?
. Did anyone go through anything similar ?
Thank you all in advance for the suggestions and motivational support.