January 9, 2020

Why Did The Chick Cross The Road?

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.

Photo by Arek Adeoye on Unsplash

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