Wednesday, February 5, 2014
As I posted recently my journey has seen a detour :)
Recently I noticed a lump in my belly & after seeing a few doctors found out it was a hernia.
Long story short, I had surgery to have it taken care of. I'm doing well but the healing process the passed couple days has been rough & frustrating.
I mean, come on. If you like to get up & get moving & not stop then when someone tells you to sit & rest you are like "um, what?". That is what I thought. I even tried reasoning with the nurse before the surgery. She told me "you tell that little workout guru in you to shut up!". She was somewhat joking. I did promise many people including my little girl that I would take it easy until my doc gave me the thumbs up to get busy working out again. Walking will be my friend for now.
A couple things I noticed.
-- Saying you will take it easy & actually TAKING IT EASY are totally different.
-- When you have had surgery on the core area & you can't tighten up those muscles you realize how much the core is very important in every day life!!
-- All those squats, leg work & arm work I have been doing? Yea, they have paid off in SPADES!! I am using those muscles LOTS to get up & down, etc.
-- Eating clean when you can't exercise is crucial. There have already been a couple of little indulgences but they have been small & truly, no guilt.
So, for the next couple of weeks I will be following doctors & my daughters orders & taking it easy. Taking walks & resting will be in my workout log.
What setbacks have you encountered along the way? How did you deal with them?
Be Blessed & Live Healthy!!!