Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Things have settled down a lot over the last couple of days. Iím still following the four golden rules conscientiously. Iím eating well, though eating when Iím hungry is fine when Iím at home, but difficult when waiting for a bus! I refuse to eat those obnoxious, sugar filled breakfast bar type thingys, Iíd rather have a kit-kat. Still I didnít die from lack of food, I just had to wait till I got home! I have learned to eat till I start to feel full, comfortably satisfied, which is probably better than stopping when I stop feeling hungry,. Iím hungrier, and therefore eat more, on days after Iíve exercised, which seems reassuringly normal.
I am still doing the Havening technique several times a day. The initial feelings of euphoria have mostly passed, but Iíve been left with a general happiness, and feelings of well-being, contentment and quiet determination. I seem to see things to smile at all the time.
I am supposed to be doing 20 minutes a day exercise, to correlate with a surgical need to prevent my blood pooling, and I have certainly been fulfilling that! On Monday, I went to the gym and did an evening spin class. My first ever!
I met my son in the gym, about half an hour before the class started, and we did a gentle warm up. It made such a pleasant change to have someone to work with, even though it was only gentle. I didnít want to expend too much energy and leg strength as I didnít know what to expect. I used to cycle to work and back daily, about 60 miles a week, and I was hoping that some of the muscles still remained.
I was a little intimidated by being the oldest and fattest person in the class! I certainly wasnít the biggest whinger though!! Personally I felt that if she had the breath left to whinge, she wasnít pedaling fast enough! I think the instructor took one look at me and expected me to make 10 minutes max too. My sons quiet confidence that I could do this, meant that come hell or high water, I WAS going to do all 45 minutes, but OMG it was hard!
I couldnít do such high resistance as the regulars (I got up to 13), and I couldnít pedal as fast, ( up to a respectable 132rpm), I certainly couldnít stand up and pedal, but I did pedal all 45 minutes, and I will improve! At the end the instructor gave me a brief hug and said Ďwell doneí and that made my day! Iím booked in for next week!
I digress. I will probably weigh and measure myself on Sunday, then do the operation CD track Sunday night. Iím walking both days over the weekend, and you certainly wouldnít hike after having abdominal surgery. So Iíll keep you up to date next week.