To move her body and get this weight off!
I can’t believe this is my life. I am so happy!
Today I walked 3.4 miles. It was a beautiful walk. I am so blessed to live by the ocean. I like the gym but these outdoor walks have really made me happy. I may even try to start jogging once I am approved to do so.
Set your intentions now! Start working toward them NOW. No matter if you are pre-op or post op. Go get it! You wanted it, and it’s up to you to grab it.
On your first day after surgery you need to WALK! Yes it may be a struggle but get them feet moving and get that body out that hospital door.
Once I got to my hotel room, I would walk every hour down the hall and back to my room. This was one of the best decisions I ever made.
I had no gas pains, my body craved he movement and it make me feel empowered!
Once I returned home I was told I could walk at a slow pace on the treadmill so that is what I did. I walked 15 minutes at the 2.5 speed with no incline. I’m glad I listened because honestly that’s all my body would handle. 15 minutes was perfect. At the end of that slow walk my incisions would ask me what I was doing! LOL
Slowly as the weeks progressed I upped the anty an now at four weeks post-op I am walking up to 3.4 miles a day.
I also started an Apple Watch challenge with some friends, which as really made me think about movement in my day. If I am watching TV I get up during the commercials and walk in place. You would be surprised how many steps you get during those breaks.
I set my watch to make me get up ever hour so I don’t forget because I am really good at sitting down at my computer and letting time pass me by with my work.
Lots of things have changed for me. I even take at least one or two dance breaks during the day. I throw on a great song and dance it out….more steps more movement, more fun!
If you choose to walk outside…LOOK UP, don’t focus on your feet! Experience the beauty all around you and a whole new world will open up for you.
We have been given a new lease on life. A tool to help us obtain a healthy life. It’s up to YOU how you choose to use it. Use it wisely and explore for things than you would have ever imagined.