Tuesday, August 24, 2021

100 Day Fitness Challenge.

On your mark, get set and...
I am committing to my own:

One Hundred Day Fitness Challenge

Believe me, friends, I still have a very, very long way to go. I need a plan to improve my health in general, but you have to start somewhere with specific goals. So I plan to start by fully committing to doing my physiotherapy exercises and trying to walk regularly.

I started this blog in 2008 when I was facing massive health challenges, and I am very proud of how far I have come. I know the routines for getting better. But...


This latest crisis with my hip dislocation and resulting surgery has taken a lot out of me, and I am struggling. I don't feel like I have a lot of fight left in me at the moment. Maybe it is a bit of reaction to staying home for the past year and a half, not working for the past 8 months, and not socializing. I do think a lot of my hesitancy has to do with lingering fear after that sudden horrific dislocation. I just have a sense of anxiety about how one simple movement can change a life. I "feel" much safer on my couch.


Logically I know that the best course of action is to work, yet again, on strengthening those muscles and on my cardiovascular health. I am working with an excellent physiotherapist and I am sure that the exercises are appropriate and necessary. My hip is recovering correctly, if slowly, but it is certainly uncomfortable and is a constant reminder that things are still not quite right. As a matter of fact, I have had such limited mobility since December that I feel like all my muscles have turned into jello.

 I really need to have mypainful left knee replaced too, but I am backing off from that surgery for now. The surgeon and I agree that I have already been through enough for one year, but it does need to happen sooner rather than later. I really need to keep working on getting that knee strong so that I will be ready when that surgery happens. Loosing more weight wouldn't hurt either.

 I recently started following Nina Adrian Torres on Facebook and YouTube. She has severe Rheumatoid Arthritis and has had 19 surgeries related to her condition. What I like about Nina is that she has a positive attitude and go-to approach to life. She is a strong supporter of others, and especially other arthritis sufferers. She is a passionate and positive force in the lives of the school kids she works with and with her coworkers. She is firm in her faith and feels lifted up and that she is doing what she is meant to do. She rises to the challenges in her life, even when it is so hard, through her trust in God.  

Nina is on day 3 of her own Get Fit 100 Day Challenge. I'm jumping on board by trying to do 100 days in a row myself!

Nina has been saying,

"It's not how many times you fall - it's how many times you get back up!"

 Do you think I can do it? Can I find my get up and go again?

Ok, everyone. 

I'm getting back up.

 I have things I want to do!

I still want to be Leading A Healthy Life!

Lets Go!


Rebecca Dutton said...

I love the 2 photos! Reading your blog keeps recovery real for me. Thanks.

Nina Torres said...

Awwww Linda!!!! I am just reading this! This really touched my heart and as I read your story I could relate to it all! From the hip dislocation (I've had 3) to the dreaded one surgery, but know we DO get through it all. I think our strength is our faith 1st and then each other. I'm so blessed to have you in my circle of warriors and I'm super excited that you've joined our 100 day get fit challenge! Let's do this my friend!!! Let's GO!

Nina Torres said...

Oops that was supposed to say the "dreaded knee surgery"

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Denise said...

I'm cheering you on! I'm still in a wheelchair after my hemorrhagic stroke 8 years ago, but I'm making progress! 3 years ago the gym where my husband works out got a new trainer, a young lady with a master's degree in exercise science. She agreed to take me as a client, and I've made amazing strides. She's also willing to research and find new ways for people in wheelchairs to exercise. I do think you can do it. But you're in it for the long haul (the rest of your life), so be sure to pace yourself. Good luck!

Barb Polan said...

Of course you'll get through it! Just look at the past!

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