Let’s Get Healthy: Day Nineteen (AKA Why Are You Numbering These?) #romancefit
That is a perfectly reasonable question. I’m numbering these posts for two reasons — number one, it lets me keep track of how many days I’ve been doing this, which is useful from a statistics and goal achievement point of view. Number two, I’ve decided that I’m going to do this for a full year. Well, hopefully longer than that, but I’m going to record my walking workouts for 365 days and see how I feel at the end of it.
I know that nineteen days on, it’s already sooooooo much easier to walk around. I can go shopping without mentally wincing at the thought of having to slog around Kroger picking up food, I can step down from a curb onto the road without being super cautious in case my landing leg decides to buckle, I can get up from a sitting position without having to haul myself up — hell, even climbing stairs has gotten easier. And I have to say, my calves look sorta amazing right now. I always put on muscle fast, especially in my legs, and you can really tell from the knee down that I’ve been doing this for nineteen days.
But now that I’m feeling better, I have more endurance, and I actually have an appetite for more exercise, it’s time to take things up a notch. Tomorrow I’m going to start back at the gym for a three times weekly weights workout. My knee and thigh muscles need more work — my tendons keep popping out of place every time I sit down for longer than ten minutes — and putting in some upper body and core work sounds like a good idea.
And in case anyone’s wondering, I’ve lost seven pounds. Which is a drop in the bucket if I must be honest, so I’m not worrying about it. It’s more important that I can get around more easily and gracefully again. Man, if I can get back to a point where I can go dancing again, that in itself will make everything worth it.