Guess who is back in the saddle!?!
They say that when you fall off of a horse, you're supposed to get back on...
The last 30 days have been rough. We are STILL in the hospital. Our Cole is in the pediatric intensive care unit and is being treated for fungal pneumonia, a second degree chemical burn from his chemo/antibiotic, staph infection, bowel infection, sinus infection, and pancreatitis. Cancer sucks! But cancer where an 11 year old is concerned is disgusting... (Cole has been battling leukemia since 2007; he relapsed in September.)
Due to the controlled medical chaos that has sort of become our life, I hadn't been to the gym in 3 weeks. I am happy to report, however, that Cole is stable enough now for Nate & I to go out in public again---IE: The Gym! (Children who are immunosuppressed need to be in a sterile environment, so we were staying here as much as possible.)
The last two nights have been nothing but cardio. Sweaty, butt busting, @ss kicking cardio--- and I loved every painful moment of it! Surprisingly, I didn't feel out of shape. My heart rate hasn't changed much. I sweat about the same. And my muscles felt SO GOOD. (And besides that, the few weeks of rest allowed my right ankle to heal up completely, so that has been a blessing in disguise.)
As far as weight goes, I went up 4.5 lbs over the last three weeks. (However, I weighed myself yesterday--- after a huge Easter Sunday lunch meal. Keep in mind, Nate, Cole, and I had not had home cooked food in a month. Damn you, ham!) Anyway, I didn't think my weight was bad for being stuck here with very little to do... I will see what I weigh later this week to gauge whether it was the potatoes and stuffing affecting my gain--- or if I really did put on almost 5 pounds. I was making healthy eating choices and tracking my calories, so there is a good choice that I only gained an actual pound or two. Regardless, it's coming back off, so I suppose it's silly either way. I think the most important thing you can do is just jump back on the proverbial horse when you fall off---- and I plan to ride that baby into the sunset!
Here's hoping everyone is hitting their own personal goals & doing well while I've been away!