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Monday, November 01, 2010

Well, as you may have gathered from reading former blogs, and maybe by knowing me, you know that I tend to be a "bit" all or nothing. Up or Down. Well, I've spent the last week down, (see the prior blog for explanation). Down, but desperately trying to talk myself back into the upper stratosphere again.

While I was despondant over bad medical news, I gave up on working out. Completely. I also was very careless about my eating...eating WAY too few calories in a day to be healthy....Just had no appetite.

Well, this morning, my days of "self-psyching" sort of paid off in that I came up with a plan...It's not a plan that I'm thrilled about, but again, I need to focus on the "can-do" instead of the "can't any longer do" things in my workout.

Based on what the hip surgeon told me on Thursday, after my two hip dislocations followiing my hip replacement (shamefacedly admits blame in this: pushed things too far too fast :( ), I will ALWAYs be at a risk for more dislocations. So the doctor showed me how to modify common motions in yoga so that they are safer for me. (gives a Bronx Cheer...) I'd MUCH rather do them all out, but I need to console myself that it IS better than nothing.

Next, I assessed my current cardio workouts in particular. I need to stop the high impact stuff...the Firm videos, the trampoline, and the jump rope. These things jounce my distintegrating spine around too much , and as my rheumatologist warned me, could cause instant paralysis.

So what was left for cardio? Well , obviously , walking. Of course it is WAY too cold here now for that, and any day now we'll be under feet of snow, so walking outdoors is out.
Treadmill?? Good idea...and my friend is even selling a nice one because she is moving. HOWEVER, "self" and I had a good talk this morning...and I think I've talked her out of it....I have WAY too many medical bills, current and pending, which need my attention (and my money) more than I need a treadmill.(allthough argument could be made against that)....
Well, Leslie (Sansone), It's you and me, baby. Walking Away those Pounds. And yes: with the volume turned OFF. haha.
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    sounds like a safe plan for you.
    3608 days ago
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    Hello !!! Walking is great and your going to do a great job doing it. Look on craigs list or something like that for a used machines. It sure saves lots of money.

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    3608 days ago
    It was great to ready this blog of yours Cynthia. I have similar issues to yours (only 1 hip replacement though)..but it is one that I need to watch out for dislocations. I have struggled with finding exercises that I can do without causing problems. My plan is to try to walk more. My doc was very firm on no running or jumping. Thanks for your blog. I no longer feel "alone".
    3609 days ago
    Have you looked into low impact step aerobics? I purchased a club-sized step for around $80 last spring, and some used videos on Amazon for approx $5 each. Stepping is a great way to work out my legs and get my heart rate up without pounding the snot out of my poor right knee, which complains mournfully whenever I try to jog or jump on the trampoline with my daughter.

    The price is right and the step slides nicely under the bed or behind the couch when you're finished your workout.
    3610 days ago
    Glad you've taken time to think this all out. Go easy and just keep going as often as you can! emoticon Now, I NEED to follow your example!! emoticon
    3611 days ago
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