So now that I have accepted my fate for the next six weeks of being immobile with my broken ankle, I have come up with something else to worry about. Butt spread. I have been able to loose about 20 pounds over the last year. Well I think its 20 pounds. I refuse to step on a scale, but with diet and exercise I can fit into jeans I hadn't been able to wear for years. They were tight. But I got them on and zipped them up. Could even sit down without feeling like I was in a torture device. So I guess the loss was about 20 pounds, give or take the real numbers.
But now, cardio is absolutely out for months, since I can't even step on my foot. I may be able to do some free weights and sit ups but that's not really the same for fat burning exercise. So I am trying to watch what I eat and complain. I decided that that is a new form of exercise. I am going to call it "The Kvetch method." I think I will turn it into a new craze and see if I can sell it.
In truth I do miss the exercise high that I would get on a daily basis. Listen they are not kidding about that endorphin rush. That exercise high does do something for your mood and uplifts any negative feelings. It definitely made me feel alot better about myself. My self-esteem was getting a big hit.
On the other hand, just getting around on one foot with the aide of a walker is a workout in and of itself. So I think I will count that as my cardio for the time being. Believe me, by the time I get from the bed, to the bathroom, and back to the bed, I have sweated up a storm as if I ran a marathon.
Meanwhile, where the freeweights are concerned, I am going to start with the 5 pound weights and the 2 pounders and see how it goes. Simple upper body strength, sit ups and I think I will try to figure out how to do some butt exercises too. Don't want tuchas spread, which at my age actually means that the bottom of my ass falls so low it hits the back of my knees.
I think my body has suffered enough without having to live through that.