If you are all wondering where I’ve been for the past two weeks, I am happy to report that I have been released back into the wild. Doc say’s I’m fit and ready to go.
Well, not fit per se’, seems I’ve gained ten pounds since my surgery. The weight gain puts me (uhg) 60 pounds over my target weight. He very politely side stepped that note ( nice man) and simply said I could now start a program, just start slow. Walking would be good. That and riding my bike. Just don’t over do it.
Me? Overdo something? Never. Unless you count my years in Tai Chi and Shaolin — maybe training for three hours a day was a bit much for a relaxing hobby, but I had a goal. I wanted to compete in China and to do that I had to place in Regionals, and then I needed to place in Nationals. I would have made it to China too, if I hadn’t blown out my ACL playing on the church softball team.
I don’t over do things at all.
Okay, maybe a little. But I’m learning.
I think I’m off to a good start. I stopped at Wal-Mart to buy milk and found these really cute work out clothes that I just had to have, because if I’m going to work out, I’m pretty sure people don’t want me to do it naked. And while I was there, I stopped at Payless for sneakers.
Oh yes, Payless shoe store. I like that store. I can usually find a buy one get one half off sale just about every time I go. I walk in the doors and the first thing I see is a poster of a pair of women’s legs that rival the lamp from A Christmas Story- minus the fish net stockings of course. These legs literally go up to the ceiling and are attached to pretty pair of Champion Shoes. The poster goes on to tell me how these tennis shoes have three different patented technologies that will tone, firm and perform liposuction, all for $29.95 plus tax. What a deal.
Yes I bought them. I’m a sucker for visual advertising and I too want to believe if I own these shoes I will look like the gal in the poster.
Posters lie. I’ve had these shoes for six days now and my legs don’t look anything like the ones in the window. I’m apparently supposed to walk in them in order for them to work. Figures.
Who wants to walk when the heat index is over 100? I’m too busy driving around in my air-conditioned pick up truck saying hello to everyone I haven’t seen in a few months. I plan on walking, starting today. Who knows, maybe I’ll like it so much that instead of driving my truck over to say hello, I’ll just walk over.
But for now, I’m thinking a walk to the park is probably good enough.