Doing a big-time happy dance today. Achieved last week's goal of five 30-minute workouts, my first "full" week of fitness since "the incident" in July (AKA my back injury). My injury happened immediately following my declaration to design my ideal body, business, and bliss this year, rendering me mostly immobile for 2 months, then only barely functional for 2 months after that.
That little escapade threw a bit of a wrench (or power tool...or construction crane) into all three of my EntreprenYear focus areas, but especially the "ideal body" portion of our program, since my primary form of exercises were writhing in pain (though I must admit that it's amazing how much you can sweat when you do that) and hiking hither and yon to different medical appointments.
But as of last week, watch out, baby...I'm BAAAACK.
I walked 3 days, did gentle yoga twice, and even dabbled a bit on my rebounder. I feel like I have a new lease on life. Or at least a month-to-month contract with optional long-term lease. Now, it's true that I could barely lift a refreshing glass of water to my lips after my first yoga session, but that's what we have family members for, right? Call me "Queen of Atrophy" if you wish, but not for long. The fact is I'm moving again and it feels great. Well, mostly great.
And yes, there's even PROGRESS to report. I've lost 3 of the 15 pounds I gained during my "physical activity hiatus" and (drumroll, please) 2 1/2 inches off my waist. All in about 10 days. Now, my pants don't feel like a tourniquet anymore, which is a real plus, because I value the use of my legs, which have been greatly deprived of life-giving blood flow for quite some time now.
I'm remembering what it feels like to be "whole." And I like it. What a blessing to have nearly full use of my body again. Welcome back, my friend, you've been missed!