No More Physical Therapy and a new beginning with Sparkpeople
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
I really liked my Physical Therapist, and she brought me from a wheelchair to walking with no limp and a lot less pain, after fracturing my knee. Because I had to let my knee heal, I spent two months in a wheelchair. I was unable to do normal things, once I got up, as I was so unused to moving around. My Physical Therapist was amazing, and without her, and the 18 sessions I had, giving me back my strength and getting my knees working again, I would not be where I am today.
I started Sparkpeople about the same time, and it was a great decision. Having to physically write down everything you put in your mouth makes you stop and decide to choose wisely. I love this program. I have also gone back to my local YMCA, and their program called "Silver Sneakers" for people with either joint issues, or people that are just older and cannot do the extreme cardio in some of their sessions has been a joy and a lifesaver. I have loved doing the classes, from cardio to yoga, and do them at least three times a week. I also ride a bike specifically designed for people with knee replacements, and it is awesome. It is called a Nu-Step and I highly recommend it. I started with being able to ride for three minutes, and i am up to 30 plus, with at least 3,000 steps involved. The classes add many more.
I am excited about this new healthy adventure of mine, and will not stop until I reach my goal weight and health, and believe that I will get there. I am taking it one day at a time, but am working every day on my goals. They are achievable, and I am NEVER going to quit.
Thanks for being there, Sparkpeople!