OMG which one do I do first, do I go to yoga or do I go for a run? What a fantastic decision to have to make!
Well after 8 weeks of not using my core or doing any kind of exercise the day is finally here, I can start getting back at it. I am literally holding back the tears as I am writing this, I am beyond excited to be back at and feel strong again. Yesterday I walked around with a perma-grin anticipating what today would feel like. Freedom!
I was supposed to wear the binder until today but by Tuesday night the Velcro on the binder was barely keeping it tight around me so I decided that I would give myself the last few days to “test the waters” with wearing it only when I was getting sore. It turned out that I didn’t get sore; I was able to go about my day without it and didn’t feel much discomfort at all. My thought process was if Friday is the day it can come off and the day I can exercise, than perhaps I should test out not wearing it but still not exercising. I am so glad I did that. Now I can feel a bit more confident when I try my first yoga class or go out for my first run.
In the 8 weeks my body has gotten a bit softer and I have put on 6 pounds but I am not one bit worried about it. I can’t be, I decided at about 3 weeks into this that I had to let those fears go. I told myself that I would do my best to manage and track points but at the end of the day, it was going to be what is and knowing I can take care of it later. Any other thought process was making me crazy. The last 5 weeks of my 8 weeks where super busy between going to Whistler so the rest our team could do Tough Mudder, our daughters’ grad, camping on the Canada weekend with friends and then a trip to Vancouver, it was going to be what it was. So here I am, at the end of day I still have a nice killer flat tummy and a booty that Nicki Minaj would (has) paid big bucks to have. LOL But the bigger booty is not for me so I will take care of that in no time! In all seriousness, I truly love my body and couldn’t be more grateful to have had this procedure done for me.
I fully expect in the next few weeks I will still need to wear my binder from time to time as I introduce more and more exercise to my daily routine but I am feeling so positive about my ability to bounce back to where I was pre-surgery. I plan to focus on building my core back up, my running will primarily be in the trails as I prepare for a couple upcoming trail runs I have planned and just feeling all around stronger. I bought myself a new Garmin watch for running, I ordered a new Ipod shuffle with my points so I can rock it out in the trails, I signed up for another year gym membership at the Royal Roads gym and of course I have much love for my yoga at Moksha Yoga Westshore. So many things to do, I better get going…………. YIPPY!!!!!!