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OMG so fricken tired but so worth it...

Monday, January 14, 2013

I got in the pool today and walked for three hours. It felt so good to be in the pool again. My legs still feel like spaghetti and I don't know why. I want to get back to feeling well. I feel like I lost all my progress over the past month with all this surgery crap going on. I can't go far without having to stop and catch my breath. I think it is still from the surgery but I am beginning to wonder. I hate that I feel like I lost all my progress.

I refuse to retreat back to my old self even though it feels like I have. I have to keep moving and losing. I am creating a new and better me and I won't accept anything less. I really struggled getting to where I was before. I had to fight most days to make myself get to the y. The thing that kept me going was the great people and the progress I was making. I now need to find a new motivating factor to keep me going to get back to where I had made it before. It is twice as hard when you have to start all over again when it was so hard to start the first time.

I am hopping to go back again tomorrow but I am not sure if I will be able too. I may have to spend the day at home recouping from today. Will keep you posted on my progress again...
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    I know it seems a long way away, but we do have muscle-memory and yours probably just need a tune up. If you can, stick with it even if you have to do less than 3 hours - that is a bit much for anyone, dear!!

    But you will be right back where you were in no time. Just give it a week or two and EASE into it. I had the same issue when I broke my leg right after joining here. It took me about 2-3 weeks to be back up and moving, and I still have to limp a lot of days. But I am still rocking my workouts, and I know when to listen to my body and put myself on pause.

    Just don't rush it and remember that moderation means EVERYTHING - even exercise - in moderation!
    1926 days ago
    I am fighting a come back too. I have almost 2 good weeks of tracking and slowly adding exercise. My reward-gain 2 lbs! I couldn't believe it. But, I feel so much better. Right now it is not getting me down because I'm feeling so good, so energetic, so happy! I hope that last. Good luck to you!
    1927 days ago
    I agree that you should let your body recuperate for a day and then go back. And maybe not do soooo much!! You overachiever:) LOL Take your time and it will come back. I have to do the same thing and I haven't had such a brutal health challenge as you. Just get up every day and do what you can. It's all good.
    1927 days ago
    A three-hour walk in the pool is very challenging after all you have gone through. I don't think I could have done that!

    I'm thinking you may need to let those muscle rest a day before you go back so you don't overdue it.

    You will get back to where you were! It will be hard at first but I know you will!
    1927 days ago
    You'll get there. I know it's rough in the meantime, but as you start to see progress, the motivation will build. Just make sure to take a little time to appreciate the small steps forward because they all count and are all important in getting back what you had. I'm confident that you'll not only do that, but you'll go further too given time.

    Just remember, as they say, "slow and steady wins the race." emoticon
    1927 days ago
    I'm fighting with you. I understand how hard it is. But it is worth it. Or at least that is what I keep telling myself!
    1927 days ago
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