Been telling myself for weeks now that routine is necessary. Finding that routine has been difficult for me for several reasons which include physical incapabilities. (Meaning, I've been putting it off. Procrastinating.)
Been telling my doctors that I really do want to get back to taking 10,000+ steps daily. How can I do that if I'm avoiding the exercise?
The exercise I have been doing has strictly been indoors....until Monday. Monday morning was a beautiful morning. I promised myself the night before that I would take Carlie, my pup, for a walk. Even if it was a short walk Monday morning.
We did manage that walk. And a "Beast" was awakened. Meaning now every morning around that same time Carlie is standing in front of me pleading for her walk. If I don't move right away, she actually growls at me until I do start moving!!
Depending on the pain level, we've been adding a bit more to our walks every morning. Monday we started at about 10 minutes. Tuesday was closer to 20 minutes. Today was 35 minutes. We're both worn out by the time we get home.
The only thing I haven't been watching as closely is the lymphedema in my legs.
But, the way I look at it, if I don't start losing quicker that will just hang on longer. It may be worth just suffering with it a bit to get rid of it entirely.
Up till now, I've just been watching my diet. Every one of you knows that there's more to it than your diet. Or, excuse me, the food that you eat. A body has to move more too.
I've been making excuse after excuse since my first accident for not getting back into the routine of exercise. Whether it is a lack of doctor support or just not wanting to risk the pain. It's seriously time to stop all of the excuses and just do it.
I've lost the weight once, I can do it again no matter the circumstances. I must use whatever is available to me, stop making excuses every day, and just do it!!
There are others out in the world in worse shape than I am in who have achieved success through this process. Taking it into themselves to just do it. I can be like that as well. I've done it before when they didn't think I would be able to do it. I can do it again. It doesn't matter how old I am. I WILL NOT end up in a wheelchair as I see countless others my size or larger.
No offense intended to anyone out there who is handicapped in any way. I've been there myself. I don't intend to go back to that again if I can help it. Even if it takes a few years to get to my goal weight, which it probably will.
Carlie will be sure to get me going every morning. The mornings that we can't go out due to weather will need to be an indoor exercise or gym day.