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Saturday, August 6, 2011

Gimme my exercise!

I've made an interesting discovery in the past three days -- since my knee flaked out on me and I was told to lay off exercising for a few days. What discovery was this?

I NEED EXERCISE.

In the past three days, in addition to sitting on my butt, I've slipped back into my old ways of eating, and, unfortunately, the weight I lost is already piling back on. I've felt almost constantly hungry -- ravenous to the point of distraction! And I'm pretty sure I'm still supposed to be at 219 when I see the surgeon a week from Tuesday.

So, my plan is this:

1. Back on two-protein shakes, one small meal per day. Limit snacks to fruit or sugar-free popsicle.
2. Get back on the recumbent bike -- but take it slower, and listen to my body. I'm hopeful that wearing the brace will limit irritation to the bursa.
3. Get out of the house and away from electronic distractions.

All right, body, we can do this. One foot in front of the other. :)

5 comments:

Cat said...

You can do this! Just listen to your body and don't overdo!!

Fangirl Says/Monica said...

I sure will, Cat. Thanks for reading! :)

Robyn's Nest said...

Monica- Hurting can make it hard on us to do what we need to do. Listen to your body, you know yourself best.

Fangirl Says/Monica said...

Thanks, Robyn! I'm definitely listening to my body. I think instead of the recumbent bike, we're going to do a little light hiking this afternoon. :D

Cece said...

I want to be someone who says: I need exercise. I'm still at the: I need to laze around stage ... good for you - hope you are healing slowly ...