My Progress!

Monday, August 2, 2010

10 minute walk felt like NOTHING!!!

Holy cow peoples!!! I have spent the last several weeks really taking it easy. Like taking a 2 hour nap in the afternoon easy. Like laying in bed reading a book easy. I was a little paranoid about getting dehydrated again so I was really focused on making sure I could stay hydrated without activity before I added activity back in...I wasn't just being lazy ;)

I started back at the pool last week, but today was my first day back on the treadmill. I had a 10 minute break at work so I decided I'd jump on the treadmill and see if I could make it the whole 10 minutes. Pre-surgery, I literally watched EVERY SINGLE SECOND tick by and by 6 minutes I was just completely out of steam. My knees would be killing me and I would be out of breath like I'd just ran a marathon or something.

Today, my knees bothered me a bit. My calves felt a little tight, but the first time I looked at the time to see where I was I was past 6 minutes! Seriously, pre-surgery...I'd glance at the clock at like 2.5 minutes thinking I had to be almost done with my measly 6 minute walk! I got off at 10 because I had to get back on the phones, but I could have gone longer!

I'm pretty psyched about it :) The scale has me back down to 396 so that is another great thing! I'm taking Tanner swimming after I get off work and I may try to walk again on my next break. I don't want to overdo it and injure my knees so I'm going to continue out of the water exercise at a modest pace.


Book Lady said...

Michelle! That is awesome sauce! I'm so happy for you! :)

Allan said...

Fantastic !!!

Tricia said...


mandatorybloghere said...

great news

Debbie said...

I came across your blog on Allans. You are doing great. Congrats..

Crys said...

That's awesome! As your confidence goes up, I'll bet the minutes go by even faster on the treadmill! :)

CactusFreek said...

Hey :o)
I Put a post-it over my timer so i can't see it lol
You are doing an awesome job! Do you have any progress pics?

Anonymous said...

I am soooooo excited for you!

What a great gift you are giving yourself, energy and health!