Thursday, July 31, 2014
Went for a bike ride for the first time since I was in my 20's. WOW! I actually didn't plaster my pace into the ground this time. It was evening and the stars were out. I felt the breeze and I felt like a kid again. The crickets were out and the street lights were on. The hum of the electricity could be heard as I passed them. The moon and stars danced and the wind played in my hair as I rode. It was magic!
The FACT is that not moving is GIVING UP your chance to choose. You are literally dooming yourself to a wheelchair. FIGHT! Doctors told me I was not capable of losing weight without surgery. WRONG. Not capable of walking unassisted. WRONG. Would be a wheelchair person, WRONG. Maybe for awhile when I believed in them rather than myself. God and your human will have much more to say about things than doctors sometimes. Granted, no full recoveries here, I'm in pain, I rest a lot, I pace myself, but I'm so much further than I dreamed and I am a dreamer. Dream and don't give up.
It was fun, but I used muscles I haven't used in decades and I'm very sore. Give it a few days and then back at it! Gotta love Tiger Balm! Granted, I didn't go far, but I went circles around my old self who did nothing AT ALL. So, even if you have to lift shampoo bottles in bed like I did at first, do yoga in a chair, use an arm bike, do whatever it takes to move.