Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Hello Spark People!
Well here I am, 20 days after hip resurfacing surgery. I joined SparkPeople on Monday, started back at work on Tuesday, and hit the gym tonight for 10 minutes on a stationary bike, then doing some upper body weightlifting with my trainer at the gym.
I feel amazingly good and realize, especially now that every little motion, from getting out of a chair to washing my hands, takes 5 or 6 extra steps and thoughts that I never had to think about; shift body weight forward, move left leg, place right leg on ground, put weight on right leg, engage core muscles and lift......
So even with the limitations on what I can do (no bending more than 90 degrees at the hip, no more than 50% body weight on left side) I feel amazingly good that I'm able to do anything moderately physical.
And tracking what I eat has become enjoyable (not quite fun yet). I like setting an upper limit on calories, planning ahead and tracking what goes in, then making conscious decisions on what else to eat and not eat.
I know it's cloud 9.....it is just day 3 of the war, so I'd like to hear what some more experienced folks with more time doing this have to say about dangers and pitfall down the road