First, things are really going well. However, Sunday was just an all around bad day. I had some unexpected stress and by the end of the day, I ended up eating 36 PPV instead of my planned 26 PPV. It’s not like I devoured an entire pan of brownies, or a whole pizza, but I ate more than I had planned due to stress, which added to the stress. Funny how that works, huh?
So Monday? I made Monday all about exercise and activity in an attempt to fix Sunday’s mistakes.
My PT exercises are to be done 3 to 4 times a day. They suck. But that’s what I started the day with. After a good rest, I walked on the treadmill at my 3.0 mph at a 7% incline for 60 minutes, then I felt a spurt of energy and increased the speed to 3.2 mph and walked for another 10 minutes, then I went to 3.3 mph and walked for another 10 minutes. I felt like I made up for a few of the extra points I ate on Sunday. So 80 minutes of a good paced walk, uphill. That’s over 4 miles! 🙂 My WW Tools tells me I earned 6 activity points!
I talked with my coach on Saturday about adding in some small strength training while I am working my way back to bootcamp. We came up with a plan of …..
1 60 second wall sit
Repeat 4 times.
I am going to do this on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. I am certain it earned me some activity points, but I don’t know how many?? I will give myself at least 1 activity point.
When I finished my 80 minute treadmill walk, I did the above exercises, four times. Egads. Then I drank a bunch of water. Then I chilled. Then I did PT again.
Then for the first time since surgery, I took Tucker for a walk. Mishka was left behind. I didn’t want to risk a leash in my right hand, and a dog deciding to attack a squirrel or a bird. I can’t even imagine the pain of the leash being yanked on, so I had to chose one dog. 🙂 We took a short half mile walk.
Later, I met a girlfriend and we walked outside for an hour, at a pretty good pace, so I know we got in at least three miles. That’s 5 more activity points.
Then I came home. Then I died. I have earned at least 12 activity points for Monday, walked 7 miles, and have eaten as planned.
I go Tuesday for PT, and I assume we will add more exercises to the current routine. It feels like such a long road. Some are the exercises are just painful, but tolerable. Others just feel impossible.
This seems worth repeating……..
“love the life you live, live the life you love”