Sunday, November 16, 2008

Why wait!

I know that with everything going on lately I could sit back and tell myself..."Self, just wait till the New Year and start anew!" I don't want to do that. I have 26 days until my next birthday and about 30 days or so till the holiday shindigs get in full swing. I need to get off my duff and not give up. Just because I am supposed to stay off my feet doesn't mean I can't do anything. I just need to figure out what I can do. Numero Uno is for me to do an awesome job on the diet front and really get that under control. That will be my primary goal till the end of the year. Then I can figure out along the way what I can do on the exercise front. I believe this gives me an excuse to spend more time in the pool. The only drawback is when it is cold outside, who wants to go to the pool for a swim. So if you all have some awesome ideas for exercise that don't involve running, etc. please let me know. 

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

No Exercise...A Post About Feet

Yep you read that right. Stay off my feet as much as possible. I finally went to the podiatrist to see if he could help me with my jacked up feet, knees, hips etc. Well he took one look, a couple of x-rays, a little bit of poking and he decided I need orthotics. Rigid orthotics! To keep my feet from continuing to deteriorate. He wanted to do my molds of my feet while I was there but alas the insurance requires pre-qualification for such things. So I go back next Tuesday. In the mean time he taped my feet in this really uncomfortable way. My instructions were no exercise and try to stay off your feet as much as possible. Ice in the evenings until at least next week. After the orthotics come in and I wear them for a couple of weeks I will, as he says, be able to slowly start a WALKING routine. (Guess this means no birthday challenge!) He did say that this should help with my shin splint, knee and ankle pain issues though. So I am at least looking forward to that. 
My hubby went in to the podiatrist the same day as me to have his foot/ankle checked out. They took the soft cast off and told him he can walk without crutches if he wants to. He has his MRI tomorrow and then they will see about scheduling surgery for his fracture and floating bone. 
Don't you wish you went to your podiatrist too!
On another note... Thanks for all the well wishes. My dad is home and doing wonderful!