Thursday, September 26, 2013
I wanted to give a quick update of how my exercise has been progressing this week.
Last Friday I was cleared by the doctor to begin exercising again, getting permission to walk moderately for 15 minutes a day, and to return to the pool whenever I wanted.
So far this week I've been on the treadmill for 15 minutes every day, and I've been in the pool for an hour on Monday, and an hour on Wednesday, but today I didn't have time for an hour, so I was all set to just skip it. However, as I was sitting on the couch, I remembered how sad I had been when I was unable to exercise at all, so on a whim I jumped up and went to the pool for 30 minutes.
I'm proud of that decision, because it shows me I'm making progress. I may not have been able to go for 60 minutes like I wanted, but 30 minutes is a lot better than nothing.
I'm going to keep up this workout schedule, making it a solid habit. I've been able to work it in even though I've been working more than usual.
Next goal is to take control of my food intake once and for all. This has been the very hardest thing for me to do, but I AM DETERMINED to get control.