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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Four weeks

Today is four weeks since my surgery and I can FINALLY say that I am feeling back to normal. I still get tired easily but I'm able to push through.  Yesterday I felt like old Lyndee again.  I got well over my 10,000 steps, did my first light strength training (arms & abs), stayed under my calories for the day, logged everything I ate and got in quite a bit of water.  Hooray for feeling human again.  I restart my 8 week trainer sessions on February 28th.  Until then, I'm working on my own strength training to get me ready for it. Also, been enjoying my fitbit challenges with my awesome friends.  I credit my competitive nature to my mother's side of the family.  Gotta love those crazies. I have 11 pounds to go to my first weightloss milestone/goal.  And I have another number in mind for April. No matter what life throws your way, adapt and keep on keeping on, people.  Find a way to do it rather than excuses.

Thursday, January 8, 2015


I have had a couple people ask me how the training is going.  Sadly, it's not.  For those of you that don't know, I had an emergency appendectomy the night of Christmas Eve.  I woke up that morning at my parents house in a lot of pain. I didn't have fever or vomiting so I took some tylenol and tried to shake it off.  Needless to say, by the time my sister and dad forced me to go to the hospital at noon, I was in serious pain and bad shape. They had me in surgery to remove my appendix by 6 pm.  A hospital bed, morphine and nurses in and out of my room every hour was not quite the holiday with family I had been dreaming of.

One of the first questions I asked my surgeon was what about my workouts.  He looked at me like I was crazy.  He said that I couldn't lift, push or pull anything over 5 pounds for at least 3-4 weeks or I could tear out stitches and cause damage.  Sigh.  So there I sat over the holidays, my little nephew staring up at me wondering why I couldn't pick him up and carry him around and play with him like normal.  It broke my heart to see those big blue eyes looking up at me so confused.

Luckily, my trainer is awesome and even though I was only able to do 2 weeks with her before my surgery, she knows that I am committed.  I will be able to pick up the next 8 week session starting February 28th.  And I can't wait!!!! I hate this feeling of being exhausted and in pain.  I just want to feel better and continue getting stronger.  I am able to do some walking which has saved my sanity and I try to get at least 30 minutes of cardio in every day.  I can't go super fast but I can still get my steps and stay with my friends in our Fitbit Workweek Hustle contests.

The plus side is I didn't gain any weight over the holidays like they say the average person does.  I'm trying to look on the bright side.  So far 2015 has been challenging emotionally and physically as I heal from surgery, go back to work and had my divorce finalized yesterday.  As always I'm forever grateful to great friends and family that have helped me through my recovery and provided lots of mental and physical support.

Here's to 2015 taking an upswing in the days and weeks to come! Now, if the temperature would just rise above 0 here I would be oh so very happy.  Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and new year.