Surgical Blessings

On December 20th, my fitness journey came to a halt.  I had surgery for carpal tunnel and ulna nerve damage in my right wrist and elbow.  For the past week I have been eating everything in sight and not working out.  Needless to say I have gained some of my weight back. I was completely surprised to find that it was only 1.4 lbs.

Now I am out of work for at least two weeks, it is looking like it might be a little longer than that.  The blessing in disguise about this surgery is that it happened at the same time handthat my son was coming home for his HBL (holiday base leave).  You see, my son is training to be a combat medic in the Army.  So his first job when he came home was to check out his mom’s stitches and wrap me up 🙂

I had joined Autumn Calabrese’s Fit Journey group, and I was a little15726933_10206550557517627_7601913480125868028_n depressed that I was not able to finish strong.  I had completed two weeks of the 21 Day Fix, but because of the surgery I was not able to finish the last week.
Now, they are starting Chisel and I was very worried about doing that program with them.  I mean, I know that there is a lot of weight lifting with Chisel and I knew that I wasn’t going to be able to do any of that.  I mean, I am having a hard time lifting an empty coffee cup, there is absolutely no strength in my hand.  What to do?

I talked with some other coaches and we decided hand-6that I would change the order of the programs so that I would be able to still get a work out in.  Sitting on my couch for this last week has completely driven me nuts.  I never thought that I would miss working out but I do!

I have decided that I will do Country Heat now instead of Chisel.  I got out my happy planner today and scheduled all of my workouts.  Now I am working on my meal plans.

I have had so much interest in Country Heat that I have created an accountability group …Dance It Out.  If you would like more info about this group and how you can join then click the link below. 🙂

Dance It Out, Country Heat Accountability Grouphand-5

Yesterday was day 1 for me and it was so nice just to move. Believe me when I say that I modified like crazy, but I still got my sweat on and felt great for most of the workout.  About three quarters of the way through the workout, my hand went numb.  Just a sign to me that I was still overdoing it.  I am not giving up though, I am going to keep pushing play.  I will just have to make sure I don’t over do it with that arm.  No excuses!  I am going to complete this 30 day program and earn my free shirt.

Are you ready to turn your New Years resolutions into real life results?  If so, contact me, I would love to cheer you on. ❤

Sending strength hope and love.



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