Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Walk this way
In addition to my rehabbing, yesterday I began setting a timer to go off every hour and I had to be up 5 minutes doing something whether it was doing dishes while marching in place to sidesteps and stretches to little workouts online that are 5 minutes long at the top of the hour. The scary thing is how quickly an hour goes by and then you're like "crap, no wonder I could sit for 3 hours straight and not think a thing about it." I have tried this before and would slack off but I hope to make it a habit. This is something I need to do for life as part of my routine so I don't shave 2-4 years off of my life sitting on my butt.
When the Mr got home, we walked around the neighborhood and after a mile, I was pretty sore, stiff and in general pain. Yeah...definitely need to build up walking. I'm thinking in the winter, we may need to go to a mall or someplace where snow isn't a concern so we can keep up walking or I may be dealing with this every year. This time last year I was in the middle of heavy physical therapy with the chiro so this is the first year coming out of winter on my own. I'm thinking I'll go in for a "tune up" of sorts in January, March and May to try to head off any problem spots that I can't quite work out on my own. Always learning I guess...whether I want to or not.
It can be so easy to not do the things you know you need to do but just don't feel like doing them. I have the time in my day to incorporate them so I need to...no excuses. I'm tired of excuses. I'm tired of dealing with this leg/feet issue. I'm tired of feeling stagnant. I think these will go a long way in making progress. I hope I'm not fooling myself with that thinking but I won't know until I do it. I'm just chomping at the bit for my new walking shoes to arrive so I can get more ankle support as I up my walking. The ones the podiatrist recommended last year when this crap got underway suck rocks. When it comes down to it, mesh is horrible for support and I'm tired of the wind blowing through my shoes, dammit!
What, if anything, are you putting off doing for yourself that you need to buckle down and just do?
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