Well the day has been rainy and I really wanted to just relax on my lunch break and that’s code for read magazines and eat. However when I looked at my calendar and thanked the Lord for allowing me to finally get to 8 weeks post surgery, I got super excited. Then I got really sad when I saw I have less than a month to get in shape for a 5k and a walk that I have in the same weekend in September. I started to get anxiety as if I wouldn’t be ready in time. I decided that instead of worrying about it, it was time to get in the gym. So I did and I didn’t die.
I really wanted to wait until next week but then I thought about my whole mantra I have lived by which is not to put it off. So I tied my hair until a bun, put my sweat bands on and headed in the rain to the gym. The whole time I wanted to make a turn and roll out but I kept going. At first I was super intimidated. I was like girl you ain’t ready, just work on something productive and you will feel just as good. Then I thought about today being national failures day and I was like naw, I got to keep on going. I got in the gym and stretched and then got to work. Let me say that I have done some exercises towards the end of my surgery but its a whole other ball game when you’re in the gym. I wanted to take things slow but the reality is that even when I took sports in high school slow doesn’t always motivate me so I played a game with each song to push myself and change the intervals while doing cardio. Until tomorrow with a new song line up, I can’t wait to crush it again.
So all in all I have to say I hope that getting back into the swing of things will boost my energy. I have noticed that every 2 day I have to go to bed before 9pm. I can’t go much longer than two days before I feel like someone hit me with a car even with taking all of my vitamins. So maybe that will change but 2 months later a few weeks taking them and I am no longer on go all the time. My hormones have finally leveled out. The night sweats have decreased and so has the hot flashes. That is a blessing let me tell you. I still carry my fan with me I refuse to be out here and not prepared that’s for sure.
A lot of the issues that I had prior to surgery has gone away. I am super happy to feel like I am a healthy woman again. Finding out that a lot of this needed to be corrected years ago has been hard as I pushed to have these things done but not by the right doctor who would listen. So now with the right doctors in place, life has gotten so much easier.
So I look forward to a few things. As the year is in its last quarter or very close to it, I have some fitness goals yet to work on.
- Maintain my weight
- Ability to choose the costume for Halloween I want. Last year although cute, I felt like an over sized Mario Brothers (female version) with sausage arms.
- Not look like I am the mini turkey for Thanksgiving (won’t see my sausage arms in this year’s pics)
- Get to the New Years with an awesome little number (dress) even if I don’t go anywhere. You know if my husband and I don’t go out I throw a mean family party. I’ll be the flyest in-house mom ever.
- To be able to look back on this year and know my goal for 2018 won’t be to lose any weight but to maintain it. You know the years prior I would make a goal and never work at it, never achieve it, but it was a “goal” I had in the back of my mind since surely my body didn’t do the work to get there.
So ladies and gentleman thank you all for rocking out with me during this hysterectomy journey. All of the ups and downs have all been worth this moment of clarity and health. Be vigilant about your health and complete your goals!