Walking the Halls of Health?
Tuesday, September 01, 2015
Wy father is having heart ablation surgery today to hopefully stop his "fight" against his pacemaker. We both have screwy heart-wiring so I'm taking notes in what NOT to do when I get older!
I'm back at the "killer" hospital today and since I have all day to burn with mom, I think I'll make her walk with me. Walking the halls to keep busy, read a little, walk some more. We're spending 10+ hours there, so may as well use them wisely. I'm taking my walker only because my purse is too heavy with fruit for snacks. LOL! I'll just push it with one hand instead of relying on it... Creative resistance training!
So the bike and I had our ride last Thursday when I rose up like a Phoenix from the ashes. I swear that bike was a version of Mike Tyson & I felt it for the next 2 days! Sore? All over! Proud? Yeah, I was. It was a soreness for which I could finally pinpoint the reason & I haven't been able to do that in over a year now.
So walk today, see how I feel tomorrow & bike again if I can. If I can't, I'll attack it 10 minutes at a time instead & still conquer.
I WON'T QUIT. I won't give up again. I've got to AMAZE myself again with inner, and outer, strength. (The strength training will be difficult this time where it WAS my strong point. Rehab sucks, but is necessary!)
REALITY CHECK: I saw photos of myself from Joe's camera last night. Me in bed looking like a fat, bloated version of myself, in pain & dying fast with sallow skin & flat eyes. Then like a beached whale in the boat on our first trip out. And asleep in his car on the way to Atlanta. I DID NOT like what I saw. My version of myself in my head is fat, but not spilling out of everywhere like that. It really scared me. But did it scare me straight? (I tracked my snacks & breakfast already today, so maybe it did.)
MODERATION IN ALL THINGS! I can't lose 40# in 30 days, but I can keep moving & start living again. I MUST! Back to 2012 for me!
Peace, Love & Wandering the Halls,