This is turning into a crazy week. I ended up with my first physical therapy session at 7am this morning and the Cleveland Clinic main campus.
I met with Brian and had my evaluation done. The first physical therapy appointment is always a mix of evaluation and figuring out what exercises need to be done.
Now I have about 5 exercise to do 2-6 times a day. Most of them I can do while multitasking which is good. After my therapy appointment, I got scheduled for my follow up appointments at the JCC office. This will be convenient for the kids and I. The physical therapist suggested a couple of pool sessions so I can learn exercises to do in the water. This should be good since I have never had any water therapy.
It was also suggested that I do either the recumbent stationary bike or the Nu Step at this stage. So, at the JCC, I did 30 minutes on the Nu Step. This was NOT cardio. This was a range of motion exercise, very slow pace activity. There was no sweat involved. 30 minutes was actually too long. My knee was pretty sore when I was done and I shouldn’t do things that aggravate it. I’m really supposed to be mostly resting and icing, but it’s hard for me to sit still.
I’m taking a few days off from my food log. I’m still sticking with no refined sugar (honey/maple syrup ok) and no white flour. I also haven’t had any artificial sweeteners. It’s been over 3 weeks. Besides not eating enough vegetables, my food has been pretty good. It really is just a matter of time. Fit Bloggin‘ starts tomorrow in Baltimore and I will be gone until Sunday. I plan to photograph at least one day of food to share with you when I return.
I’m excited to meet everyone tomorrow and have a great time this weekend. Extra thanks to Stephen for taking 2 days off work to take care of the kids and make the Fit Bloggin’ trip possible.