I have had knee surgery, back surgery, and most recently hernia surgery and I could be considered damaged goods when it comes to exercising. But I’m not giving up! Here’s my story…
This past summer I was feeling pretty good and I had gotten into a great exercise routine; doing Flywheel, or Flybarre, daily. But when I learned I’d be out for six weeks from a hernia surgery I was afraid of losing my momentum (and my mind.)
I mean 6 weeks is enough time where something can become a habit, right?! My anxiety set in. What if I couldn’t do as many push ups, or sit ups, or pedal mock 90 in spin class anymore? It didn’t matter, I had no choice, I’d have to wait at least 6 weeks.
After my surgery the 6 weeks seemed to fly by. It is amazing how we can fill extra time in our day. My junk drawer got organized, I cleaned out my pantry (even down to the expiration dates on my spices,) and I did more than my fair share of online shopping. When it was time to go back to exercising, my body was ready, but my mind wasn’t. It didn’t matter, I was going.
I decided to ease back into it. 3 classes a week. Adding a class each week until I got to 6 per week.
I think that was the key for me – setting small attainable goals.
It has been almost 3 months now and I am more motivated than ever. I mean, bikini season is upon us!
Damaged goods? Not this lady!