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The next step on my journey to health

Monday, April 09, 2012

I had a request to work three full days back-to-back a couple of weeks ago. Not a good idea yet. I was exhausted by the end of the second day. However, the timing was good since it was just before going back to my doctor for a reassessment of my return to work plan. So now I'm on a longer part-time timetable. I'll gradually add a half-day to my work week as my strength returns (every 1-2 weeks or so is the plan).
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So, how am I going to get my strength back, you may ask? Well, I've joined a gym. Now, those of you who know me may think that's world news. Well, I've had a gym membership several times in the past (and even went for a while - LOL) so it's not so earth-shattering. What makes this time different is that my 18-year-old son joined as well and we're going together. That will keep up both going. If I start to lose our motivation, he has my permission to kick my butt (and I will kick his butt even without his permission - one of the perks of being a parent!)
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One of the things I said to the sales person is that I need to build up my strength, that I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired. I know it's going to take a long time to get back my strength but I'm in.

It's funny, people always talk about how strong I am. And I AM strong but that's a whole different kind of strength. I am mentally, emotionally, and spiritually strong, yes, but I am physically weak and I hate it.

So stick with me and I'll let you know how I'm doing. I'm going to post my starting points - how far I can go in the treadmill, which weights I can use on the machines, for instance - and how I am progressing, maybe monthly or so. Next thing you know, I'll be back to kicking butt for real, not just with words.
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RDGISME 5/4/2012 9:18PM

    Welcome to Spark and the best team!! Your strength will build as will your faith in yourself! You are now among some of the most inspiring, motivational and loving people with whom you are plotting your journey. I look forward to sharing our journeys through-out! Blessings to you!

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TRACYZABELLE 4/28/2012 4:08PM

    I just had surgery and they said some go back 1 week after-- I am still too weak so I figure 2 more weeks should do it. I guess we all need to go at our own pace.. keep feeling better!

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KRICKET57 4/10/2012 9:15AM

    Way to go! You can do it!

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