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Fresh Start

Saturday, April 02, 2011

Today I'm starting back to strength training for the first time since January 10th when I broke my wrist/hand, and I'm very excited! I know that other people deal with much tougher issues on a daily basis, so I am definitely NOT complaining, but it's been a long road back to this point. In the (almost) three months since I fell during a group gym workout, I've had multiple splints and casts, two surgeries, and the numerous accompanying physical therapy and doctor's visits. I have tried to keep up with my running, but it has been hit-and-miss at best instead of disciplined, scheduled workouts.

Yesterday I had the last plaster or fiberglass splint/cast removed, and I graduated up to a removable splint. Woohoo! It felt incredible to be able to just get in the shower without a plastic bag rubber-banded over my arm. And when I take the splint off from time to time, I can actually type with two hands... not as fast as before, but I'm sure it will come back with practice.

I've still got work to do with my hand/wrist. Normal movement and range of motion just isn't there in my fingers, hand or wrist after 12 weeks of near-immobility. I'll get there... one day at a time.

And sadly, I've got a few pounds to re-lose now. I've got a few inactivity pounds, a few self-pity pounds (yeah, I have to admit this, but not proud of it...), and a few I-don't-care pounds (which I'm even more ashamed of.) But today is the day! I'm starting from this point. I made an appointment with a trainer from my gym who will work with me until I'm ready to resume the group boot-camp-style workouts that I love so much at that gym. So I've got my gym accountability, but more importantly, I've got all my SP friends and family who I've come to count on so much. Thank you all for your encouragement. Every positive comment from each of you has helped me regain balance and hope for my continued journey. You have been my life-line, whether you realized it or not! I am grateful.

"Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so... get on your way." ~Dr. Seuss
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  • ERIN1128
    Welcome back! You can do this!
    3665 days ago
  • ROXELLS_WARRIOR
    I enjoyed your blog and your positive attitude! You can do it!
    3666 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6607996
    Great news about getting back to the strength training!!

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    3667 days ago
  • LISAW/3
    So glad you are back to strength training! It is so hard to be sidelined by an injury- that is my biggest fear with exercise! I don't want to thing that makes me healthier be the thing that makes me less mobile!
    Good luck with your trainer!
    3667 days ago
  • SACGIRL
    Great job my friend!!! I'm so glad that things are getting back to normal for you.
    3667 days ago
  • no profile photo 15LOVEHARRY
    Each day is the present in and for itself. You can keep working forward to your goal.

    3667 days ago
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