It’s two weeks since surgery, and I feel better; the downside is being laid up, unable to exercise, and not able to exercise for several more weeks! Before surgery I exercised 5 or 6 times per week to promote a quicker recovery; also, having once been obese and then finding happiness in a lifestyle that includes regular exercise and healthful eating, my current situation is making me crave activity! This is the benefit of living a healthful lifestyle: Once used to exercise and eating well, I felt great and wanted to maintain that lifestyle. Now I need to recover, but my emotional and physical need for exercise is testing my restraint.
Although I may lose strength, during recovery I am preparing my body to be active again by properly fueling. I get plenty of rest and eat lean proteins for structure and maintenance and an abundance of tasty fruits and veggies for nourishment within fewer calories. I’m looking forward to being active again, but at least I can prepare by eating well!