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Posted: 08 August 2014 03:57 PM   [ Ignore ]
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I apologize for going AWOL recently.  My 83yo mom fell and broke her hip in mid-May, went through surgery and rehab, and now I’m taking care of her in my home.  She’s making great progress getting back on her feet, but I still have to help her with a lot of things, all of which takes time.  I’m not complaining, mind you, just trying to figure out a way to make it all work.

I’m still trying to find a “new normal” for my daily schedule, including workouts.  I help my mom with her physical therapy, but that’s far too lightweight even for me.  (She’s 4’8”, 89lb, and skin and bones.)  I miss my workouts, such as they were, and I miss y’all!  I really need to find a way to get back into it again.

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Posted: 08 August 2014 04:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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rosie - 08 August 2014 03:57 PM

I apologize for going AWOL recently.  My 83yo mom fell and broke her hip in mid-May, went through surgery and rehab, and now I’m taking care of her in my home.  She’s making great progress getting back on her feet, but I still have to help her with a lot of things, all of which takes time.  I’m not complaining, mind you, just trying to figure out a way to make it all work.

I’m still trying to find a “new normal” for my daily schedule, including workouts.  I help my mom with her physical therapy, but that’s far too lightweight even for me.  (She’s 4’8”, 89lb, and skin and bones.)  I miss my workouts, such as they were, and I miss y’all!  I really need to find a way to get back into it again.

Best of luck on getting a schedule going. Best wishes to your Mom for a rapid recovery.Welcome back rosie wink

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Posted: 08 August 2014 07:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Thank you, Gus and Lea Ann!

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Posted: 09 August 2014 05:05 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Welcome back! Use your “mental health minutes” during the day to sneak in a quick set of bodyweight exercises. Anytime one takes care of family members one needs time to just ckear one’s head.  Good luck, and my prayers for your mom!

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Posted: 09 August 2014 03:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Welcome Back!!

Don’t worry too much about the WOD.  Get it when you can.  When you can’t there’s lots of things you can do.  Think about having 5 minutes.  Do 5 pushups every minute on the minute.  Or 10 squats.  Whatever.  If you have 5 or ten minutes, you can hit a huge amount of work.  People say they don’t have time to workout and I’m like, did you eat today? Did you shower? grin Look at the workouts on the go section, or bodyweight wods on the web.  A motivated person can find a way. 

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Posted: 15 August 2014 08:23 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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SheepDawg - 09 August 2014 05:05 AM

Welcome back! Use your “mental health minutes” during the day to sneak in a quick set of bodyweight exercises. Anytime one takes care of family members one needs time to just ckear one’s head.  Good luck, and my prayers for your mom!

Thank you, SheepDawg!  I’m seeing first-hand how important it is for caregivers to have some time away every now and then, and also how difficult it is to get away for that personal time.  In some ways, it’s almost like caring for a newborn all over again.

Thankfully, my mom is making good progress, doing more and more for herself.  I just have to keep reminding myself not to feel guilty that I’m not doing everything for her anymore.

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Posted: 15 August 2014 08:28 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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TexasPatrick - 09 August 2014 03:20 PM

Don’t worry too much about the WOD.  Get it when you can.  When you can’t there’s lots of things you can do.  Think about having 5 minutes.  Do 5 pushups every minute on the minute.  Or 10 squats.  Whatever.  If you have 5 or ten minutes, you can hit a huge amount of work.

Thanks for the welcome back, and thanks for the ideas!  I have been doing little things here and there, such as 10-15 knee-ups, or an extra trip up and down the stairs, etc., but I didn’t really feel as though I was “working out”.  I guess I just need to do what I can, when I can, and not worry about doing it all in one session.

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