I did it - probably sooner than I was suppose to - but do I always follow the rules? What did I do? I went back to Jazzercise! I have been gone from there since my accident on FRIDAY the 13TH - that is June 13th!!! 7 weeks!!!
Now, I may not look like a exercise queen, but I go to Jazzercise at least 3 times a week & try to get in 5 classes a week. Like I always tell my friends - I'm the fittest fat person you'll meet! But I could tell a huge difference in just my energy level & the way I was feeling not being able to work out. Then Saturday, I ran across a special on Fit TV that had me sitting with my mouth open for the whole hour!! This special was talking about how your body processes food & what the lack of exercise can do. Yeah - we've all heard it before - but the way this show presented it & the images it showed - I was FREAKED OUT!!! I hobbled down the stairs & told Ricky - that's it - I'm getting back to exercising & I'm watching everything I eat! I was that freaked out!!
Then Sunday, what is our message about at church- The Lord's Gym - which had such awesome comparisons on our Spiritual walk & how the encouragement of others & how we work our bodies out compare to each other. OK - the craving to work out is hitting me hard! THEN, Sunday night - on Discovery Health - another special similar to the one I saw on Saturday - this one had Dr. Oz - I just love that guy! He's like the "bring it down to earth" doctor. When you go to the doctor - do you sit with a "huh?" look on your face, or is it just me? Dr. Oz explains things & on this special, I was sitting stunned again.
So I made the decision to go back to Jazzercise. Now technically, I'm not suppose to be there yet until my wound is completely closed up - & I figure, "We're ALMOST there" - so that counts - right? I just put extra gauze over it & wrapped my leg up tight & I was there! I was so excited to walk back in & see my fellow work out buddies. And yeah - it hurt! I kept it low impact but sometimes certain move would just sting, but I'm thinking it'll just get better from here on out.
For the record - no blood came out of my cut & it didnt open up any more - which is what I was afraid of - so all was good! I felt like things were getting back to normal for me & my leg!
And this morning - yeah, it was sore a little when I got up - but no pain, no gain - right? And in case you haven't heard - I have ANOTHER knot where he cut my leg but its not near as big as it was before & I'm praying that this knot will go away as the incision heals - but I'm just thrilled to finally see a light at the end of this tunnel!