Day 7

29 04 2010

Sorry that this update is a little late, yesterday was a bit hectic (wrapping up house sitting and my first day of physical therapy).

Physical therapy is going to be great, my therapist is really nice and because I already knew how to do kegels, she said I was ahead of the curve (kegels for spinal surgery rehab who knew?).  A bonus to therapy is not only are we going to work on my flexibility that I lost from the spinal fusion, but they are going to work me out twice a week- so that’s bonus exercise on top of what I’m already doing.

Like I said they have me doing kegel exercises to strengthen my pelvic floor, and while I do that I am simultaneously supposed to knit together my ab muscles, pulling them towards my spine, while I try to move the muscles around my sanctum (by the tail bone) up and down along my spine.  It sounds complicated and it kind of is, and boy did it make my abs HURT!  My therapist told me that after doing these exercises for a couple of weeks, not only can we expect my core to be stronger (which will protect my spine), but my pants will fit better too (or as she put it, “no more muffin top”).

Anyways, on the food front yesterday I kept things pretty basic:

Breakfast:  EAS Protein Bar

Lunch:  turkey sandwich with mustard on my beloved Earthgrains thin buns! (nomnomnom)

After therapy I was kind of hungry so I had an individual serving of low fat cottage cheese (only 90 calories, yum).

And for dinner my boyfriend decided to cook tonight and made beef stir fry which was delicious!!!

Today also marked the end of week 1 of my challenge, and you know what that means…WEIGH IN!!!!

I was pretty nervous stepping on the scale, but I wasn’t disappointed:  203.2 so I lost 3lbs! YAY!!!!  That also means that I’m even closer to ONEDERLAND!!! Its so close I can taste it!  Maybe next week?

I’m going to try and upload before pics and full measurements today and tomorrow, whenever my boyfriend’s around to help 🙂

How is everyone’s week going so far?  Any setbacks or challenges?

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