Recovering one step at a time

Friday, August 14, 2015

OK I lasted two weeks and three days without working out and I couldn't take it anymore. When the warden (my darling husband) left for work I snuck downstairs to my basement gym (a workout in itself with casts and crutches) and worked out.

My body needed it so badly. My back was starting to bother me from the immobility and I think I strained a hip flexor just getting out of bed this morning!!!

AND my dogs showed a bit of tough love this morning by refusing to let my husband take them out. This is normally my job and I guess they're sick of the new order so they stood their ground until I hobbled down the hall with them.

With the citizens revolting I figured I better take this recovery to the next level.

I did Kelly Coffey Myer's 30 Minutes to Fitness Split Sessions upper body (mostly while seated) and her Your Healthy Back (the floor exercises) and I was able to do almost everything. I'm so grateful because it felt fantastic after sitting around for two weeks. Both my feet are swelling like Bigfoot now but it was soooo worth it. I can handle 6 months of no impact as long as I can lift.

Oh, and if I every doubted that strength training burned calories, no more. 423 calories burned in a bit over an hour. Not bad at all.

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    .... I totally understand because when I was recovering from breast surgery, with a drain, I saw a fitness program on cable at the hospital. When I got home, I immediately ordered cable and made sure that "Fittv" was included. I exercised aerobically but didn't use my right arm, the side I had surgery. When I went back for a follow-up 2 weeks later, my surgeon asked me... "have you been exercising???"... she knew that I loved working out because I actually discoverd my breast cancer while doing step aerobics [... felt the pain of the swollen lymph node] ... anyway, I said... "yes, but I didn't use my arm!"... Well, the fluid in the drain should have been much less and she told me that although I didn't use my arm, the adrenalin from working out was producing more lymph fluid... She prescribed a sling for me and told me under "NO" circumstances are you to do any activity other than walking around in the house... don't let me have to put your name on the wall of shame! emoticon

    ... so there you have it, it's tough to "be still" when you love working out, but it's for the best that you take it easy and don't over do it... You will be up and at em before you know it sis! Love you emoticon
    2063 days ago
    Good for you! emoticon Do what you can because every little bit adds up.

    Take it one step at a time emoticon
    2065 days ago
  • LINDA!
    Take care of yourself. I can understand why you were growing frustrated. Hope that you heal quickly.
    2066 days ago
    WTG! Just don't over do it.
    2066 days ago
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