Despite my bum ankle I have carried on... doing my darnedest to be an active sort... well, okay - at least between the hours of 6 and 7 a.m. - then I sit in my comfy corner of the couch. Perhaps I should switch corners because I fear this one is beginning to sag. True Story.
It's beginning to get a bit chilly this time of year - have you noticed? I'm sure that your definition of "chilly" and mine are not quite on par... since I think anything under 75 degrees requires a jacket - but for the sake of argument, let's assume that my chilly and your chilly are similar - so when I say that I'm downright FROZEN in the early mornings you will not think me a complete wimp.
This week - since walking long miles on a track is not exactly good for my ankle - we've moved the workout/mental therapy session inside. My good friend (and fellow morning therapist) has a garage perfectly suited to our needs. Treadmill? Check. Elliptical Machine? Check. Recumbent Stationary Bike? Check. Heart paddles in case I DIE from trying to use these machines? Oh crap... I knew we forgot something...
Yesterday - I tackled that bike - I cycled like nobody's business and was AMAZED when my legs made it through - not a problem... I can do this!
Today? Today I realized that yesterday the bike's "resistance" settings were false... Today I learned how to make it a little more difficult. Today I also decided that my ankle could handle a short 20 minute workout on the Elliptical. I spent 20 minutes in total... but only 10 of them were actually involved in moving my arms and legs... the other ten were spent breathing. Hard.
ManOfTheHouse has been telling me for months that my morning walks aren't a good enough workout - that I need to add some cardio. I hate it when he's right.
So... if you happen to be driving down my hill at 6:59 sometime this week and see some short girl walking down the hill at little old lady pace... just wave and smile... I'll get there eventually.
Because what doesn't kill me makes me stronger... Right????? and now that my sweaty self has cooled off I'm freezing - time for a HOT shower and to snuggle up in the Cozy!