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Monday, January 25, 2016

Enough is Enough! Well, maybe not...

65MD and I had a nice slower paced long weekend because of the snow.  Today, most businesses are opening again as the roads are clearing.  And I am going to the hair appointment I missed on Friday!  The relaxed pace of the past three days, gave me plenty of time to think and I decided that enough is enough.  I drew a line in the sand snow and said "No more!"  I am no longer babying myself because of my hips.  I am fully three months post-op.  It is time.

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.


  1. Woo hoo on the line in the sand! Just listen to your body and you will be fine!!! :-)

  2. Girl!!! I have about three of her 1-mile videos and two of her 2 miles and LOVE them! If you attempted a 4 miler at only 3 months post-op, you are Super Woman! Lol I would be more than happy to mail you one of these to try if you want. Even though they are lower mileage, they are still great! The one mile ones are only 15 to 20 minutes from start to finish. Just email me if you want to try one out.

    1. Thank you so much for the offer. I've decided I'm going back to the Wii for a while. I was surprised how sore my upper body was from just once!

      I've heard that there are some short you-tube walks that she has so I might give them a try before I ask you to part with one of yours temporarily.