Happy Holidays! I can hardly believe I have made it 6 weeks already!
Yesterday I did get my 10, 000 steps.
Remember the flu that Isadora had? Well Sam and I both seem to be getting sick. I am not sure yet if I will manage to fend it off but I have been sneezing hysterically all day. Together Sam and I took a 53 minute walk and as I am at 9,000 steps now I still feel I will be able to get my 10, 000. Aside from the walk I did yoga with some ab work mixed in. I should mention walking is relaxing to me and getting some natural light in the dark winter helps my mood a lot.
Ordinarily (aka before the surgery) I did cardio on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. I would like to pick up that tradition though for the time cardio just means walking. I can officially swim but as access to a pool is very limited it can’t be a regular thing (I plan to try it at least once in the near future though). I didn’t do it today but I will probably add a 8 minute session of ab, back, and pelvic floor work to my cardio days as I will only be walking probably for 8 weeks. Monday, Wednesday, Friday I will be adding in a Pilates/light weight-lifting session which will build so that hopefully I will be back to my normal weight in a few weeks. I will remain pelvic floor conscious obviously since internal healing takes longer. Then Sunday is my rest day so it will yoga and walk. I have tried weights some, light ones and haven’t had any issues. Usually my cardio has ab work built in and I put back work in my yoga so they don’t have special days but since I need to rehabilitate it is just easier. I realize I am being extra cautious but I have dissociative disorder so I figure this is a good chance to get in touch with my body. I have definitely pushed my body to the breaking point in the past. I’ve also spent so much time hating and taking my body for granted so now that I have been made to slow down I want to use this time. I had some pains before that I couldn’t figure out so I am trying to work that out. My feet have been heaps better. No hormones and no high impact has helped tremendously. My bad left knee which has hurt everyday for 3 years hasn’t kept me awake with burning pain as it used to. So I have seen some improvements. I doubt I will go back to high impact to be honest.