Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Hip Trouble

God is so Gracious to remind me of His gifts to me. It has been 67 days since my last paralysis episode. I haven't had a migraine in two days. My hips are where the majority of my muscle damage exists from years of paralysis. I've been walking 3 miles, 3 times per week with the occasional extra mile or two thrown in for fun. This past week was a low exercise week because of migraines and this week has been frustrating because I hurt my hip while walking (3 miles) Sunday morning. It's taking it so long to recover, it seems. Normally, I can be fine in a day or so. I did a prayer walk this morning around my block and just that .2 mile aggravated my hip again and it's hurting. I guess I am just going to have to rest it for a couple of more days. In the midst of that "frustration", I am reminded of the joy it is to be able to walk to do my daily duties, not to mention the ability to walk for fun! I'm so blessed.


I bought a book on workouts with a resistance band last night. Now I just need a band. I look forward to this. Anyone with a good resistance band recommendation?


I took my daughter out for a date last night. She was so thrilled. I do most everything with her, but evidently I don't "date" her and she was over the moon about going out last night. We had dinner and browsed the book store. She has been studying state history all year and her choice of either shopping or bookstore after dinner? She chose to go get a history book at the bookstore. I love her! And I love her school for the joy of learning that they have given her.

3 comments:

josha said...

fun date with a sweet girl! :)

I have a resistance band and really enjoy that I can use it anywhere...pack it easily in a suitcase, take it outside and toss it over a tree limb for back exercises, enjoy the great outdoors! I also love that you can easily adjust the tension by grabbing lower or higher on the band. Mine is a cheapo one that came with a pilates video. I've loved it, but it is now 3 bands...it broke easily. So, look for a more expensive one rather than a cheap one. As for walking, you are doing great! Just let yourself heal! try some extra protein (boiled eggs are great!) An elyptical machine is easy on the hips if you have one available. You can also get your heart pumping by doing squats where you don't even lift your feet off the floor and arm exercises in between. If you have a big exercise ball, you can take stress off your hips by putting it behind you against the wall to do some squats. Thanks for the jeans and for mailing them so quickly!!

Misty said...

Josha, Thank you *so* much for these tips!! I totally forgot about the exercise ball that Cutie got for Christmas. I could do lots with it. Thanks! love you.

josha said...

Kaegan wants to know the name of the restaurant...