Monday, December 03, 2012
I have had 2 real surgeries in my life. Both were followed by significant weight gain. The first was when I first lost weight on Spark and was at 185 for the first time in years. I was recovering for a while because it involved my abdomen and that stuff HURTS! And I went back up to 200ish.
The second was knee surgery and not even major but I ended up going up to 230 after that one.
Well, it looks like #3 will be in the next couple weeks. Knee surgery (other knee) that is going to keep me from running for a couple months. *sigh* I'm sad. Really really sad. But it's better to get it done now than to continue to live in pain and possible have to be out during the racing season, right?
But my goal is this: NO WEIGHT GAIN! I'm at 191 (ish) right now, and I am NOT going to see 200 again! So it is going to take some real dedication to make that happen.
1. Being down is not an excuse to EAT! We all have our comfort foods, but really a healing body needs healthy food!
2. Not being able to run is not the same as not being able to exercise! So... walks, once I'm ok do to so. Elliptical when I can. Bike when I can. And Body Pump. I can skip the squats/lunges, but I need to keep the weight lifting up! And I'm going to try to get into core class once or twice a week, too. A strong core = a strong runner!
I'm telling you all this so you can call me on it if I slack. I have great plans for 2013, and this isn't going to change that!