- 8 years ago
- Wedding: November 2011
Hi Ladies! I have been gone for a good 3, 4 months. We have been working on wedding arrangements, and then I had knee surgery a month ago.
It was pretty extensive. I had a scope, cleaned out behind my kneecap, a ligament cut in 2 places because it rubbed my kneecap, and a meniscal cyst the size of TWO GOLFBALLS cut out of the side of my knee. Of course, I have tried to be positive but it’s hard. I feel like “as soon as my knee is back to itself, I WILL get into the best shape.” I really feel like I took for granted what my body COULD do when it was relatively well.
I was a total gym rat before the surgery. I was even on the treadmill until 10:30 the NIGHT BEFORE. Now, I am definitely feeling the pudge. I have always battled the buldge, (as heavy as 230lbs before) but it is close to one year before our wedding now, and I want to lose about 15 pounds and be toned. I am currently 156-160 any given day and 5’8″…size 10. I also feel like I am getting comfy with the fiance, which makes the pounds creep up. And he is fit as a fiddle…of course.
It is my senior year of college, too. I am a journalism major and double minoring in social sciences and english. I just never want to/am able to find the motivation to get off my bum right now. And I am constantly eating. I let myself eat what I wanted for a while after surgery because I was literally bed-ridden for a week. I have been having dreams about running & absolutely feeling elated in my sleep. Isn’t that funny? I jogged at a slow, slow 4.3mph on the treadmill for 2 minutes yesterday and felt like I was going to die. I used to run 5ks all the time!!! 🙁
Anyone had the motivation to get back on it after surgery? Give me your advice! BECAUSE I’m about to go eat some bread. 🙂