January 16, 2013
These will no longer be a permanent fixture by my side…
Neither will this…
I’m now down to a very attractive orthopedic hard soled shoe. Ok, it’s really quite unattractive…but after the past four months of very limited mobility, I will take it!
I’m not ashamed to admit that when I put this shoe on and was told I could drive, I cried right there in the office. It was a moment.
What a lesson in patience…What a lesson in humility…What a humbling experience.
I think I’ve gained a lot of perspective through this whole process…4 months gives you a lot of time to think. I undoubtedly will be more patient with people when they are frustrated with their own mobility issues, and I completely understand now how some elderly people feel when they’re told they cannot safely drive anymore. How hard to give up that freedom.
I’m hoping that we all take what we’ve learned from this and continue with it. The kids are amazing at getting themselves ready for school, out of pure necessity, and I am way more patient than I have ever been with them…and time schedules…when you have no control over when and where you can be, you have to learn to let it go. I’m hoping that lesson sticks around! (I think I’m a much more pleasant person now…)
And…after I quit throwing a pity party for myself, and got back to work on the diet and workout regimen, I’ve started to see better results in that department too. When I first broke myself, I decided I was going to eat whatever I wanted because it wasn’t like I could workout anyway. Silly girl…silly attitude. So, after completely letting go…I found myself 14 weeks later, 14 pounds heavier, and with pants that didn’t fit so well. (obviously)
The first of the year dawned…and I found a renewed purpose. 1) I have a goal of 307 workout days to achieve, 2) i have really cute pants that I want to fit in again, and 3) I can workout…just not like I used to.
I’m proud to say that in the past 2 weeks I’ve taken off 6 pounds of that 14…well on my way to fitting into those cute pants again.
I’m also hoping that after sitting and dreaming for 4 months about the possibilities for our house…rearrangement…what we need to get rid of…new projects…that now that I can spring (slowly spring as to not re-injure myself) into action, we can get some things accomplished around the house.
So, with the new found freedoms, and finding the girl’s lost red mittens, yesterday was a very good day! (In answer to the burning question i know you all have…yes, I bought a lottery ticket…stay tuned to find out if today is a good day too! If so…my next post could start off looking something like this:
Now wouldn’t my orthopedic shoe look sexy there??