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Sidelined and Bustin' Out

Saturday, January 08, 2011

I've had some serious pain in the past several days. And I've basically "given up" - at least at exercise. Welllll, actually I've given up at self control also. I've been steroided to the eyeballs and this has given me a voracious appetite...which at first, I struggled to restrain, then in the past day or so, told myself (honestly), "It's pointless. Just go with it. Eat when you feel like eating...Just don't allow any junk in the house for you to inhale also." So I've been eating ....and eating....and not breaking a sweat in any sense of the word.

But you know.
I really MISS sweatin' up a storm. I MISS tracking those lovely calories burned. I MISS getting dolled up in my cute exercise gear and going down to my basement "gym" and impressing myself.

Just now I joined the Walking with Leslie Sansone Team here at Spark. (yeah, I confess, I folded...I joined her freakin' fan club. So shoot me.... NOW!) Truth is that woman gives a mean workout. And they just happen to be the only ones that this creaky old body can pull off and still feel like it did a body good. Of course, in the past several days, I couldn't even pull them off....but that's just something we won't mention to ourselves ... 'kay??
Okay. Agreed.

And then while I was perusing that Team's site and reading the team goals...I had this mad impulse. This moaning, groaning bundle of pain joined the goal which committed me to at least 60 minutes of exercise a day.

Say WHAT?????

Wachhu Talkin' 'bout Willis??

Yep. I did. Here are my rationalizations.
--60 minutes does NOT mean doing the Shred three times in a row.
--Even if it's lifting a frozen OJ can forty million times, ANYONE can do SOME kind of exercise for an hour. Even toe wiggling really can count
--Once I get my surgery...(well, I MAY excuse myself from this goal for maybe 2 days following the surgery...is that okay, ya' think??)...I will have PT in rehab for over an hour a day, so I'm safe there....
--and I will do my sincere best to do whatever this body can tolerate for as long as it can tolerate it...every day. Really, I have to do something to spur myself to climb out of this pain-and-steroid pit, and get moving and Sparkin' once again...because if I DON'T in addition to losing muscle tone and endurance...I will have a BUNCH of unwanted flab to re-lose.

And we don't want that now, do we?

NOPE , we reeally reeeally don't.

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  • JHADZHIA
    Good for you trying to get a handle on the eating by at least making it healthy. I would call it 60 minutes of ACTIVITY, not exercise. Its not a chore, it should be something fun you can enjoy..
    What surgery are you getting?
    I like the idea of doing small bits of activity throughout the day to go along with those small meals throughout the day. If its too painful to do normal exercise for a length of time, its time to think and try something else.
    You can do this!!
    Hugs,
    Linda
    3542 days ago
  • MAGA99
    together we can do this
    lets just remember that every journey begins w that single step
    3543 days ago
  • VXWALL1942
    Your perseverance and tenacity are beautiful. I know people, of which I am one, who have far fewer challenges and pains than you who just don't get and keep the focus. Good for you continuing the process. You are my shining star.

    vicki
    3543 days ago
  • WATERMELLEN
    Wow, I'm impressed with your perseverance! I've had several surgery set bakcs in the past couple of years . . . and like you just rely upon the knowledge I will get back at it when I can get back at it.

    Thanks for your comments on my temptation blog! For me too, even a "healthy snack" (eg Triscuit crackers) is something I'm likely to inhale by the boxful if it's in the house . . . and probably with melted cheese on the top . . .
    3543 days ago
  • RACHGLAZE
    emoticon Sorry you are having such a rough time.

    Luck on your 60 min exercise challenge! emoticon
    3543 days ago
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    3543 days ago
  • LUNADRAGON
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    This too will pass... drink your water, try to choose healthy eats if you can, and do little bits of fitness. It is amazing how much you can do breaking it up over the day too. Feel better soon, Cynthia!
    3543 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5645667
    Hi Cynthia, As long as you track your food and eat several small meals a day you should be able to overcome the hungry's.
    When ever I have to take a course of Cortisone I go into survival mode!!
    I work out my calories for the day. then space the nutritrion out! .
    I am still eating mindlessly but within my calorie range over the day!
    Hugs Susie emoticon
    3543 days ago
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