They say that when it rains, it pours.... I have YEARS of anecdotal proof of that!
I have been limited in my exercise since I found Spark People nearly 3 years ago; it's ok, I learned to adapt and adjusted my pre-injury workout into the pool and made a lot of progress. I was able to returned to work which set SP on the back burner (I am ashamed to say) because I was soooo spent trying to deal with the day to day of my pain, being a mom and pushing myself beyond my limits at work.
Just when I realized that I had done it again...put MYSELF on the same burner with SP, I sat down, made a plan on how I was going to do it ALL just how I needed (and wanted) to! I even joined the Spark Coach program so that I would be more than just emotionally invested in my program! Anyway to keep myself accountable...I have decided to do it. This was not a whim, I mulled over why and how I would do it before I jumped back onto my Health Wagon! I came back and reconnected with my Spark Friends in December warming up to my Premiere in 2013
As soon as the New Year hit....so did the flu! It was ok, I rested when I needed to...pushed the fluids and took walks as soon as my fever broke. I never quite hit my nutritional goals because I really didn't want to push my luck so just as I had gotten over it and planned my trip to the gym. My bag was packed, had the kids taken care of so that I could go straight from work to the gym (I even made it an appt. on my phone calendar!) and then B-O-O-M!!! I was on my way to my car for a break about halfway thru my workday and what happens....DOWN I go! My knee gave way and the next thing I knew I was on my way to the ER!
The best laid plans
Anyway, so I have been up all night and day since it is impossible to find a spot that is comfortable for any length of time and I have been thinking....and thinking....and SPARKING!
I have made notes of recipes that my teens can make in the crockpot, drinking LOTS of water so that I make sure that I get up and move at least once an hour
and have been reading inspiring blogs all day.
I may not be able to work my program the way that I intended but I realized that I have to do what I can and not take the easy way out by doing NOTHING.
As much as I enjoy a good Party, I am tired of the Pity Parties...there is so much that I have to be grateful for and Spark People and my Sparked Friends are a large part of that!!
I may be down for the moment but I am not out (as the Theme from Rocky plays in my Head
) SP is more than just diet and exercise, it is a FAMILY sharing a lifestyle, offering motivation and support and love. I knew this before but my time on the couch has not only reaffirmed that but has opened my eyes to a whole lot more!
Now, I can also say that I am also grateful for my
on the couch....it was not wasted!
Thank you all