I'm running out of excuses and thanks for the support
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
In the continuing saga of post surgery Melissa, last week I essentialy begged my physical torturist...I mean therapist, to try some elliptical and I think I wore him down enough that he told me I could do 10-15 minutes to start and work my way back up. So on Sunday, I somewhat nervously tried 12 minutes on the ellitpical after my 20 minute "warm up" on the bike. It went pretty darn well! After about 10 minutes, my knee was so loose that it felt like ti almost hyperextended. Made me a tad bit nervous, but in the end, no pain. The actual fear of setting myself back was the scariest part of all.
And logically, I'm beyond setbacks. My legs are stronger than they were before surgery, it's just the instability that makes me somewhat nervous. And my left leg, which was always the weaker of the two is now MUCH stronger than my right. I was doing side lunges onto a bosu ball (like I said...torturist!) and the right leg got tired faster. So now I do everything with both legs for strengthing. One surgery in a lifetime is enough!!!
So now that I'm capable of exercise, I'm running out of reasons to not go to the gym. Monday I didn't go because it was snowy. Yesterday I was just straight up crabby, so today I should go. I must go! I neeeeeeeed to go! I can tell myself this forever, but will I actually do it? Who know. By 5 pm, I'm so mentally exhausted, I don't know what to think! Plus it's so much easier to just get in my PJs and relax. And it will be a true test of what 2 days of exercise in a row will do to me.
Disney World in 63 days! I'd like to make some progress!