Tuesday, July 03, 2012
My surgeon says NOTHING more than walking for quite a while. Rats. I had really learned to love that purifying sweat after a bout with my bouncy elliptical. I like that shaky feeling when I get off and my whole body feels alive for the rest of the day. I also like the lean muscle I see developing under my fluff from the ST.
This is the kind of thing that in the past would mean "oh well...all is lost anyway so might as well eat an entire box of cookies." No way! I am going to spend this little setback concentrating on nutrition. After all, my weight loss has been about 80% food choice and 20% exercise. My food choices have been slipping lately so time to re-energize.
It's summer and that means plenty of fresh fruits and veggies. They will get my laser-beam attention! No more excuses about how much time it takes to track. I have p-l-e-n-t-y of time. We all know that tracking is essential. I also planted lots of fresh herbs just outside my kitchen door. Time to try them all.
This recovery is going to be all about using the highest quality building blocks for a healthier body. No more eating junk because that's what washed up on my shore. They say many parts of our bodies renew themselves completely every seven years. I'm ready to shed my old skin and emerge fresh and sound. This is not an exercise setback...it's a forced nutrition bootcamp.
When my surgeon says go I will be patient, work slowly, and savor the joy of exercising again.