Are you super sick of me talking about my surgery and recovery yet?! Well, yesterday was exactly four weeks since I had surgery.
This was actually a big day because it meant I could finally ditch the crutches and hip brace. While it was such a relief to get rid of them, it doesn’t mean that I’m fully better. Walking still hurts and sleeping is still hard.
It’s nice not to have to sleep in the hip brace but my hip is still sore so I spend a lot of the night tossing and turning. I feel slight pain in my hip when I walk but the physical therapist says it’s normal and the muscles just have to be re-trained.
I have been spending a lot of my time strengthening my glute in physical therapy. I’m up to 30 minutes on the stationary bike with a resistance of 2. I was also given the okay to walk 5-10 minutes at a time on the track or treadmill although I haven’t yet because walking without crutches is still a little hard.
The best part is that I am finally able to drive! No more being stuck at home for weeks!
So, of course the first thing I did this morning was drive to the gym.
I rode the stationary bike for 30 minutes, did some bicep exercises, and finished with some of the exercises from physical therapy.
- Hammer curls x12, 3 sets
- Concentration curls on stability ball x12 each side, 3 sets
- Bicep curls with resistance band x12, 3 sets
- Alternating twisting dumbbell curls x12 each side, 3 sets
What I’ve Been Eating
I’ve been doing really good this week sticking to healthy eating. For breakfast, I made some protein pancakes.
I used Quaker Perfect Portions oats, two egg whites, half a scoop of 1st Phorm chocolate peanut butter cup protein powder, and 1/2 tbsp. of peanut butter.
So good and lots of protein! I topped them with berries and Walden Farms syrup.
I’ve also gone back to eating flatbread pizzas! I’ll go through phases where I’ll eat flatbread pizza for a long time and then not eat it for months. It’s always a healthy choice when I’m craving pizza.
I use a Flatout flatbread, pizza sauce, mini sweet peppers, red onions, and mozzarella cheese.
I have been also drinking a ton of water. I have turned a Voss water bottle into fruit infused water.
I love that the bottle is glass so I can reuse it. I just cut up some lemon and limes and popped them in the bottle. Easy and refreshing!
I have plans to go to the gym tomorrow morning and do a few errands. Then it’s the weekend!!
Have a great afternoon!
- What have you been up to lately?
- Do you like driving? I actually dislike driving but I also hate being stuck at home!
- Do you drink a lot of water?