Exercise resumed..sort of!

It hasn’t stopped raining.   No chance to walk round the marina where I live, but Tuesdays is Hydro Active (therapy) days at the Derby Royal Hospital in lovely warm water.  We set off checking our post as we left and I was pleased to receive my new pedometer.  I did thirty minutes of specific exercises in the pool to work the muscles and joints that have been complaining and asked if I could get weighed whilst I was there as I had no idea what my weight was.  Young Olly one of the physios showed me to a room where I could weigh myself and we discussed what was the best way to go about losing weight when you are unable to do much exercise, and have IBS with specific dietary restrictions.   Lovely guy, and really positive too with helpful information.

Afterwards, hubby and I go into town to do a bit of window shopping or real shopping so with my pedometer primed and clipped to my clothes we set off.  After an excrutiating afternoon of walking round, we headed off home with two new Apple Mac Pro’s, and I found I had done nearly 9000 steps – not bad I thought.

Today I have clipped my pedometer on and have just been sorting things out in the boat; at 6′ wide and with only roughly 40′ to walk in I am not holding out much hope of many steps today!   Not to worry, I have weighed my food and added it to my fitness app on my phone.  Yesterday I had 800 calories including wine, so how the heck I am 13stone amazes me!  I don’t think I will be eating much more today, just the usual salad or veg with a bit of meat.  I think I may need to try and balance out some foods a bit more.

Next week at Hydro, I shall be weighing myself, after my pool exercises obviously and will have hopefully lost some weight. I have a few ‘love it’ clothes that I hope to get back in to 🙂

Not a great start to my exercise regime!

So much for trying to get fitter with a daily walk around the marina.

Day 3:  today I feel exhausted and have no energy and realize that I cannot walk today.  Thought I would have some lunch and perhaps then walk a little way, rather than doing it all.  Made some lunch; a sandwich with Gluten Free bread, and promptly fell asleep, it is now 4:20pm and I have just woken up knowing that today I am unable to take that walk!   

Maybe I did too much on the first two days, maybe I have to remember that I have fibromyalgia and that my Alzheimer’s also affects and limits what I can physically do sometimes.  Damn them both!  I am waiting for my pedometer to turn up in the post so that I can measure how well I do on the days I can.

I will show them as tomorrow I have hydrotherapy at Derby Royal Hospital and will exercise them both into submission in a nice hot  pool.

 

There is no such thing as good days or bad days, it is just that some days I am able to do more than others.

Onwards and upwards 🙂