Exercising Restraint

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!

About Amy Kweller MS, RD

As a Registered Dietitian, I have a professional relationship with pears. But as someone who loves great food, I also have a personal relationship with pears! So there is no better way to spend my time than blogging about this lovely fruit. I will blog about pears from farm to table; healthy living, cooking, and recipes; the therapeutic benefits of pears and a wholesome diet; and how pears can fit into your lifestyle. I have a background in clinical and community nutrition, and teaching others how to lead healthy, fulfilling lives is my goal and passion – so send me your questions. My hope is that everyone who visits this site will find something that lingers long after the browser closes, and I expect that will be a deeper love of pears!

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