So, this morning I put on the Leslie Sansone DVD. Now, even though I decided that it is time to really work out, I'm not crazy. I decided I'd do half pace with the DVD for 45 minutes. If the DVD said I'd done 4 miles, I'd know I'd done 2. After about 5 seconds of that, my right hip refused. Sigh. I knew that as much as my mind wanted to push through and be strong, my body just wasn't ready. Still, I needed to do something mentally, or I'd be curled up in the bed crying.
I was shocked. All of the therapy exercises are focused on thigh and gluteal muscles. I really thought my legs would be ready for walking but they weren't. It was hard, but I just did the movements as best I could at the pace I could. Keeping the beat in any manner, was not happening. There are segments of the workout where arm movements are involved. Often when it came to those segments, I just moved my arms and stood still. My legs needed a break.
I made it to mile 4, but I doubt my legs walked a full mile. I'm not focusing on that part. I'm focusing on the fact that I hung in there for 45 minutes! Go me! In time, I'll work up to keeping half pace and then full pace and then lookout!! For now, the reality is what it is. I'll start here and move forward.
Tomorrow is back to therapy. I'm not sure what I'll do Wednesday. I might go back to the Wii or I might try Leslie again. I'll let my hips decide.