Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Still Recovering

I am still recovering. It is going a lot slower than I thought it would be. I'm not in pain anymore but I just don't feel right. My appetite is completely gone and I feel bloated and full most of the time. After I eat, the bloating feels worse. Today was my first day without help with Livi too, so I'm a little sore from picking her up so much. I didn't think I would still be so sore.

I didn't make it to the gym today and I'm feeling anxious that my meal plan has completely gone out the window. I can barely eat the amount of food that Livi is eating and don't have much energy to prepare meals. Certain foods have given me cramps too. I feel like I'm loosing my momentum to exerciser. I went to the gym yesterday to just do15 minutes of cardio. I hurt at a few points and had to relax, and I was sweating and light headed by the end of it. It was worse than my first work out! I left feeling slightly disheartened. My first weigh in is next week!

I think I need to relax about my recovery though. The nurse did say atleast two weeks before I was doing everything that I was before. I've always been an impatient overachiever. I figured I'd be back to normal in a week.


LeAnna (and David) said...

have you talked to anyone at your gym about it? They may have some tips etc. for you so that you don't get completely off track and don't over exert yourself.

Louise and Gary Chapman said...

You sound just like me post C-section:) Just a bit longer, and you should be good to exercise etc. Don't push it!

emily and mike said...

I have two words for you : SLOW DOWN! lol.

You sound crazy! I can't believe you are attempting cardio after surgery! Don't you still have stiches?!

Glad to hear you are healing, although slowly. I am sure you will get your motivation back for exercising once you feel like yourself again.