What do you do when you feel yourself about to have a breakdown? Asking for a friend!
Yesterday was the second day in a row that I didn’t get home until after 8pm, and today will be the third day in a row that I don’t get home until after 8pm. Monday was just because I stayed at work late, but yesterday and today will be due to physical therapy.
I really like my physical therapist. He’s around my age, chatty and definitely gives me things to do that I can feel make a difference. Yesterday I started with a few minutes on the stationary bike just to get warmed up and then moved into my more specific exercises.
I do a lot of ankle strengthening exercises with resistance bands, balance stuff with an uneven board and a ton of different calf stretching exercises. Also some bodyweight squats.
Yesterday the most interesting thing I did was calf stretches on the leg press @ 70lbs. You can see pics and a video of what that move looks like here. I think today we’re going to add more weight!
The toughest thing I do is trying to hold my balance for 60 seconds on an uneven board. I honestly had crappy balance before surgery but now it’s even worse. It’s amazing how fast the muscles atrophy. My PT was telling me it really starts happening within a week. I believe it becomes sometimes I lose my balance now when I’m standing still! lol (I mean it’s not funny but it’s a little funny).
Overall I am really enjoying physical therapy but I wish I didn’t have to go at 7pm after work because … zzzZZzzzzZzz. I sometimes wish I had this cat’s life.
Honestly isn’t he precious? Legs crossed, belly out, totally nude, catching some Z’s. I aspire to be as comfortable and confident as Cecil. Which BTW I got the best comment on one of my YouTube videos yesterday!
Shoutout to Nathaneal because that comment made my day. And also, SAME. Cecil is a good boy! 🙂
Honestly though, what’s one simple thing you do to de-stress?
(Besides running since I can’t do that yet… but soon!)