DENI! I'm sorry to hear you've been through the stress, pain, and long recovery involved with a hip replacement - talk about a major life stressor this year! Health issues can be among life's most overwhelming, too. It's great to hear that you're back...and that you've got a cousin who's gotten back to living a more fitness-centered life, too. This stuff all pays off! This site is the best, and I love that it's filled with enthusiastic people like you. All the best, and welcome back!