It’s drilled in from the beginning…exercise is very important in this journey. You have to get up and get moving. It’s actually outlined in the program guide I received: they want you walking immediately after surgery and with in what seems like minutes, but it’s really a week or to, they want you walking 30 minutes a day.

I’m a master at avoidance for exercise:

  • I don’t like to get up so early
  • I have to get he kids up and ready for school
  • I don’t want to get out of my bed
  • I don’t want to go to the Y with everyone else
  • I don’t know what to do
  • I’ll do it later
  • I can walk another time
  • Let’s do family walks (that never materialize because then there is homework”
  • I got/get home late
  • I have to make dinner
  • My iron is low so I’m tired

See…I could go on. I’ve actually succeeded in getting up and moving a couple of times. This week, I actually made it a couple of times in the SAME week – I call it progress.

I’ve recently acquired some at-home equipment. I also changed my alarm – when I look to turn it off, I see: “Be STRONGER than your excuses”. I’m trying every subliminal message I can think of.

I made it to my first post-op support group meeting (we call it the Losers Bench). As luck would have it…the topic was exercise. AGH…okay. I’m getting it…slowly, but I’m getting it. Maybe when I’m comfortable with it…I’ll do better.

Thanks for joining me!


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