Hi! What a lovely surprise your page is! Those hues of violet are gorgeous! Thanks for reading and commenting on my blog! I am increasing my exercise but those sugar cravings are out of control. I'm going back to tracking on paper--I'll consider it a form of journaling. I think it will keep me more accountable...! One can always hope...and keep trying!
Hi! The exercise class wasn't exactly a bargain...but definitely less expensive than a twice-weekly co-pay for physical therapy and less than a month at L.A. Fitness (although there's no pool at the cardio rehab gym in the hospital!). I'm going to take a look at the rec centers nearby though. I've heard that they're not heavily used and thus, quiet. I'll keep you posted!
Joy, you are so right about my expectations for myself. I know I set them too high which has lead me to where I am today feeling exhausted and drained. I am trying so hard to relax a bit without feeling guilty. It is very difficult for me to be less than "full throttle" without feeling I am being a slacker and the guilt sets in. I know I am not rational about my fitness especially now but I have done some reading about the post operative depression that can set in when athletes have to be curtailed from working out. I have all the classic symptoms of that depression and I truly am trying to work it out.
Right now I am taking it easy, it is trying to get past the guilt feelings I have and the worry about gaining weight. I have become so preoccupied with NOT gaining back weight that I am obsessive which is not good. I'm trying to work that out as well. Thank you for your advice and friendship and I will continue to keep on doing the best I can in moderation until I am (or until my body) tells me I am ready. I see the surgeon March 16th and will discuss this matter with him. I feel I have set myself backwards with my fitness but thank goodness I can still power walk.