Terrified of Exercise

Fitness protectionI’m recovering from heavy duty abdominal surgery and I’m terrified of tearing my new muscle wall. It’s actually not new muscles but separated muscles sewn into new places to cover up four holes in my abdominal wall, the largest was almost 6 inches across. I see the doctor for my post-op check Tuesday. he’s also the wonderful doctor who did my sleeve gastrectomy quite a few years ago. It’s nice to know there’s a professional who doesn’t hate my guts.

diddly squatsBut I really am afraid to exercise. Even walking seems to strain my right side and I envision muscles pulling and going their own way. But my brain seems to have recognized that if I don’t get moving that other parts of my body will fall into disrepair or despair. With every joint replacement there has been wonderfully constructed physiotherapy regimens created for each stage of recovery. Not for this one. I mean, I’m not wanting to do sit-ups, crunches or planking, I want to make my tummy muscles stronger.

Of course my terror feeds right into my inherent laziness. I am under the cover of “recovery” but… I’ll work on it. Today walking. I actually got Norm to walk me today. We don’t have a dog so this way we both get some exercise. We need it.

Thanks for listening.  ;D   Diane


~ by 1fatgirlshrinking - Diane Kirby on May 21, 2016.

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