Friday, May 14, 2010
Well, I've been sitting on the sidelines long enough!
Missed a GORGEOUS day of biking due to a mis-informed weather map which showed a bunch of rain off to our west which I thought would douse me...instead we have a BEAUTIFUL day...say 85 degrees on a bank thermometer...! I just LOVED the warmth! Kept being so surprised over the numbers of people I came across who were like "whew! It's so HOT!" ...Me? Just basking away...! I remember the bad-old-days when all those pounds would have me sweating at the drop of a hat! Which makes me savor all the more being able to enjoy the warmth and the heat.
So! Had another round of physical therapy today...tried to weasel out of going back, but they cautioned against it because I haven't been up to speed with my physical activities just yet.
Well! The gauntlet is DOWN! Time to get GOING again! I have NO pain anymore...it's been a few days since finishing the steroid. I'm ready to pump it UP! The difference? Going to be WAY more diligent in my stretches. Now that I have a repertoire of several different stretches instead of my cursory token two types of stretches in the past, I'm going to get going again, add the stretches and see how it goes. I also have two PT sessions scheduled for next week as back up. If I get through the week without trouble, I think it will be time to wrap up the PT. Those co-pays add up! And if I've got the right moves, I can't see the point in keeping on with it.
Going to kick it off tomorrow by riding my bike down to the park where the Annual Walk/Fun Run Against Obesity will be held. This is sponsored by our local bariatric surgery group.
I'm arming myself with my mighty red SparkPeople shirt and a fist full of SparkPeople flyers and going to join in with the 3 mile walk and plan to tell my story and talk up SparkPeople with as many folks as I can! Woo hoo!
With a little luck I might be able to either help a few folks to prepare to make their weight loss surgery a success OR to SPARK their lives in such a way that they can sidestep surgery altogether!
I am SO looking forward to getting out on my bike and connecting with others on the walk! Doesn't look like rain for the foreseeable future which also means MORE BIKING & COMMUTING on my bike too!
Hope everybody's Making your May a SPARKING good time! :-)