Working My Butt Off

After a week of Physical Therapy and doing all of my exercises religiously my shoulder is showing some improvement. It no longer keeps me awake ALL night long. I have a new exercise that is a real killer, you take a towel and sling it over your back and then grab it behind your back with your bad arm..and then draw that arm up the center of your back. UFFda..sometimes I say bad words. Mike the Physical Therapist thinks I may have a frozen shoulder..no googling that one for me..cause I bet it is something I cannot recover from in just a few weeks of therapy.

We have an area upstairs..actually it is my area for this and that and "junk." This area is suppose to have built in single beds for the grands..eventually. I have a queen size mattress that came out of a motor home, they plop it on the floor and they line up like cord wood on it..it will hold at least three of them! Somehow Far Guys Elliptical ended up in my area..along with his dreaded scale. The exercise area upstairs is getting more popular. Chance loves that people come over to exercise.. I guess the area upstairs just evolved one torture machine at a time. First the Elliptical, then Jo said "I don’t really have room for my Total Gym..we should bring it over to you.. I could use it at your house! "
Then Stacey said, "I have my Moms ( she who sees Robins first) old treadmill, Mom said you might want it, if you don’t want it then we are taking it to the dump." So my junk area has been transformed to an exercise area. If you take a Sauna after you exercise we could be considered a SPA!

We could use a stationary bike..that is one that the Physical Therapist suggests. I will keep an eye out for some different equipment at garage sales. The other day as I was walking through the Physical Therapy Gym, I wondered what they do with all their old equipment?? I also saw a person getting a back-rub with a thing on a roller..I asked Mike what I had to do to myself to get a back-rub like that..he said "Have a heart attack." Guess not. I have eight minutes while Mike does the ultra sound treatment on my shoulder to pick his brain. I am certain that I am just the highlight of his entire day!

Mike has a Gordon Setter named Murphy! A dog person! I showed him one of Chances photographs. Now I try not to talk the entire time.. and this is what I have learned from Mike. Some things I knew..somethings I just needed to have validated by a professional…and since I have him captive while he does my ultrasound treatment I am going to get my moneys worth.

Water is important in your diet.
When you exercise you should vary your routine..or your body gets used to it.
Take a day off and do some other type of physical activity that you don’t normally do.
It is easier for men to lose weight than women.
Diet and Exercise are the only key to weight loss.
Give yourself a day off from your diet too.
Keep your body guessing what you are going to be doing next..it will increase your metabolism.
Always eat breakfast…never ever skip breakfast.
Count your calories..if it touches your lips write it down ( I am not doing this yet..I am just thinking about it)
Keep on keeping on..even if you don’t see anything positive happening on the scale..eventually you will.( I asked him how long do you have to wait?.. It varies.)

I can now do my two miles on the elliptical in less than 24 minutes..but it is not pretty. I am thinking of doing two sessions a day.. I may as well live in my shorts and exercise bra until spring gets here. I am thinking that next summer will probably not be the summer of the bikini. Perhaps the trip to the nude beaches in the South of France is just a pipe dream.. but you never know..my fat is getting firmer:)

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4 Responses to Working My Butt Off

  1. TechnoBabe says:

    Oh yeah, breakfast. I won’t miss a chance to eat!!

  2. Ann says:

    I’ve got the bike. Daves having sholder problems also we will find out if he can use the bike in Feb. Don’t know were we’ll put it yet as I had farm it out.

  3. buffalo gal says:

    I had a close to “frozen shoulder” in 1986 after injuring it in 1982. I simply quit using it and could not put my arm into my jacket sleeve in 1986. I had physical therapy from a person I referred to as one of the “Mujahadeen” from Afghanistan after he put me face down with my arm strapped behind my back (as you are doing) and left me on a table for what seemed like 6 hours. I was sweating bullets when he came back and he needed physical therapy after I got done with him. Well therapy for verbal assault maybe.

  4. buffy says:

    If you have a frozen shoulder they have to anesthetize you while they break the frozen parts…I am not kidding; I did not have to have it done thankfully.