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Thursday, June 24, 2010

OK so I'm back to work part time and I'm finding it really hard. Today is my 4th day back and I woke up feeling soooooo tired even though I had a snooze in the afternoon and went to bed at half past 11. The alarm woke me up at 6 and it was hard getting up. Mind you being woken by a chinnook hovering overhead at 2 am probably didn't help. God only knows what it was doing there.

I did manage to get to the gym yesterday afternoon and did my workout. Managed to walk for 15 mins 10 mins at 5.5km and 5 at 5km. another 12 on the arm bike and the rest doing exercises and weights machines. I'm gonna have the best arms in the business at this rate. emoticon

I've lost 2lb of what I'd put on, so I'm back to 195 so it's a downward curve again which is good. I guess that's the art of weight maintenance, not letting it get too out of hand. One of the women at work said to me wow, you've not put any weight on whilst you've been laid up. Well I guess I haven't the 3lb I put back on is nearly gone again and I'm just thinking how much I COULD have put on back in the days when I weighed 245lb emoticon I'd probably have put on another 14lb or so. Just goes to prove, this is the new me, the old me is well and truely gone,
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    You're doing just great.


    Hopefully, you're part-time all the way through to the end of term(?) That should let you acclimatise and move yourself forward on both the road to full recovery and in building up your fitness regime again - before September looms large.

    Keep on taking good care of yourself, Spark Friend.

    x x

    3850 days ago
    I can fully understand how draining going back to work must be for you. Plus the weather adds to the tiredness.
    Great to hear you're exercising hard at the gym, and hope that knee gets better soon.
    Take care
    3857 days ago
    You have been doing very well with the exercise and no weight gain during the problem with your knee. It may take awhile for your knee to become accustomed again to the normal things you do. I think you have done amazingly well through this!
    3858 days ago
    You did fantastic if you didn't gain weight whilst laid up!!!
    3859 days ago
    You are doing incredibly well, especially when you consider the 'time off' from the knee mishap. I was talking to my stepson yesterday - he used to study sports medicine, and he was taking about the arm bike and how good it is for you. Great cardio workout. And your walking is really coming along. I was doing 4kph and working my way up when I developed this bruised heel. Ugh. I'm back down to 3.0 / 3.2kph. But I walk a lot longer now, so I'm still getting some calorie-burning effects. It just isn't as effective overall as the faster pace for a shorter time. YOU are doing FANTASTIC!!! emoticon
    3859 days ago
    See? Even when laid up you stayed below the dreaded 200!
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    3859 days ago
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