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.




  One Response to “Physical Therapy and Fit Bloggin’”

  1. I’m so intriqued by this fit bloggin thing…I want to hear all about it when you get back…perhaps over lunch – let’s get a lunch scheduled!!

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