Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Today was the last time I could do halfway normal exercise for a while now. Tomorrow I'm having surgery on my wrist and I have no idea how I'll be feeling afterwards and how soon I can take up exercise again. Though of course I'm raring to go as soon as possible!
I say "of course" like it's such a natural thing, but actually it's not. In the past whenever I wanted to lose weight I preferred to eat around 500 calories a day and spend the majority of my time absolutely starving, just so I'd lose weight without having to exercise. I hate exercise. It's boring, takes time out of your day and I absolutely hate the way it makes you feel sweaty and messes up your hair (shallow, me?).
Then something clicked and suddenly I love exercising and my regular walks and runs. I don't know what happened to change this - and trust me, I wish I did, cause I'd write a book about it and become rich. ;)
So having to take a break literally couldn't have come at a worse time. But for now I'm just going to hope that the operation will actually make my arm better, so (relatively) soon I'll be able to take my pick from even more sports and activities than before!
Today I pushed myself extra hard on my run. Who cares if my muscles ache tomorrow, it's not like I have to do anything, anyway.
In the mean time I'm going to have to work on keeping my motivation high and try not to be off the radar for too long! And of course, having my arm in a cast shouldn't stop me from making healthy food choices either!