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Hubby to the rescue

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Today, my cabin fever is sooooo much better. I vacuumed and mopped the floors from a chair (whenever possible), cleaned the sinks and toilets in the bathrooms and washed/dried all of the throw rugs and put them back down. Yesterday I did 4 loads of laundry, I can't tell you how many trips it was with the crutches to get all of the clean stuff put away. It was tricky with crutches but I managed. I did my weight training from bed when I was finished with my chores. I slept like a baby last night. Tonight I'll do some more weights and stretches.

Today, my wonderful hubby left work an hour early so he could drive me to the store and I could ride around in a little cart and do grocery shopping. It was wonderful to get out of the house!!! Who would have thought that Wal Mart in the afternoon would be a recreational activity! I am so blessed with the best hubby ever! I'll sleep great tonight too I'll bet! (1/29/09 and I did too!)

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LUCKYDUCK2 1/28/2009 9:48PM

    You have such a strong and positive attitude. You are doing so many things right to make this bad situation work . Wow on all that you got done.

Ya for sweet hubbies! Yours sounds like a keeper. Have a good nights sleep and another great day tomorrow.

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Cabin Fever

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Today I have cabin fever. I'm going to go and do my weight routine and see if that helps. If I'm this way already, I can't imagine what I'll be like in another few weeks. My doctor's appointment on Thursday is looking better and better - if only for an opportunity to be allowed to drive and get out of the house. I know that I need to heal and stay off my foot as much as possible but the inactivity is already getting to me. I feel like I'm sitting and watching my thighs grow fatter every day! lol
Oh well, as my mother used to say, this too will pass. Off to do weights..... emoticon

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LUCKYDUCK2 1/27/2009 3:31PM

    When I hit an obstacle...I remind myself that "all is temporary'. I hear you on the cabin fever. SIGH Me too. Enjoy your workout and you be careful on the ice with those crutches!
Just remembered...your in Florida, right? LOL...forget the ice comment. My cabin fever is Winter snow and ice and below zero temps without wind chill taken into consideration. Double SIGH

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January Challenge Week Four Reflection

Sunday, January 25, 2009

I am pleased with my progress during week four of the January challenge. I haven't lost anything as far as weight goes, but I've maintained my weight. I've found a way to walk with my crutches for aerobic exercise and I've developed a fairly effective "weights from the bed" program. I seem to be sleeping very well even though I'm not getting nearly as much aerobic exercise as I did before messing up my foot. My doctor has also started me on a vitamin D3 and vitamin D program to strengthen my bones and to help heal my foot. My attitude is quite positive and my husband should be given an award for being a prince among men. He has been wonderful!!! emoticon emoticon I am a lucky gal. Life has been good to me this week!

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CINNIEMAY 1/26/2009 7:08AM

    That is wonderful! I hope that you keep up the good work! I am glad that your husband is helping out so well! You both are luck to have each other! I hope that you have a great day!

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LUCKYDUCK2 1/26/2009 12:02AM

    I am happy dancing for you at this end because of your fantastic attitude for dealing with all of this! I hope soon...we can both happy dance. Take care till then.

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Jan. 23 I figured out how to do weight training with a broken foot

Friday, January 23, 2009

Before I left the doctor's office last Monday, we discussed ways for me to work out without putting stress on my broken foot. Last night I was able to come up with a weight training routine that I could do in my bed. I used the weight of the boot/cast, a 5 pound ankle weight for my other leg and a set of six pound dumbbells. I was able to do 20+ minutes of weight training!!! I even stretched out afterwards and today I feel great!

This is what I did:
Front fly 20 rep.
Back fly 20 reps
Chest press 20 reps
Front bicep curls 20 reps each arm
Rotator bicep curls 20 reps each arm
Tricep 20 reps each arm
Quad/Leg lifts 3 sets of 20 each leg
Inner thigh lifts 20 reps each leg
Outer thigh lift 20 reps each leg
Hamstring curls 20 reps each leg
Lateral pull down 20 reps
Heel pumps 20 reps on one leg

I also got a good aerobic workout walking on my crutches as we went to doctors appointments. (It's a hike from some of the parking lots) Off and on I walked about 60 minutes. Of course my speed was about one mile per hour but hauling my body weight around really worked up a sweat! I was surprised at how challenging this can be. I'm seeing an increase in my upper body strength already! I slept great last night. I know that I can't do the total workout every day but I can strength train upper body every other day. I can do the leg work every day as it is helping me to prevent some of the atrophy that occurs when one leg is in a cast/boot. The doctor said I could go swimming in deep water and do deep water aerobics but the pool in our gym is only 4 ft. deep. Bummer! I miss my friends at water aerobics.

I feel like I'm taking back some measure of control of my life. Even though it isn't like the workouts that I used to do, still it enables me to do some form of exercise. I can do this and I will be successful - I know it now!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CINNIEMAY 1/24/2009 9:16PM

    That is great! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LUCKYDUCK2 1/23/2009 1:09PM

    Awesome attitude and way to work with what you have available!

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I finally got a boot/cast for my foot

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

After much driving around (and walking on crutches) I finally got my boot for my broken foot. Instant relief from the pain. YEA! I'm off to get an ice pack now! I can do this! I will prevail!

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CINNIEMAY 1/21/2009 5:59PM

    yes you will!

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JOSIMAC 1/21/2009 3:51PM

    congratulations on getting the boot emoticon Glad to hear you can get around better now. Hope you have a quick recovery.

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LUCKYDUCK2 1/20/2009 6:23PM

    Do you have any idea how it got broken? I am so glad you have some relief from the pain!

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