Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Getting Back

Hey guys! Just a quick check-in so let you know how things are going so far. 

I appreciate all the motivating comments from the past couple posts. Things are going a bit better for me. You just have to make yourself be better sometimes. And it helps me get out of my funk. 

As far as my shoulder goes, I'm still working on my exercises to gain range of motion. Sometimes I can relax and feel as though my range is getting better but sometimes my shoulder is tighter and I feel like it's not improving. The doctor said I was doing great so I'll just go with that. It's been 2 months but I expect it to take at least 6 months.  Here's a bad picture of me doing my exercises. Sorry, it's all I got...
Trying to get the arm over my head.
It's not easy and sometimes I have a hard time relaxing my shoulder.
But I've been working out more, maybe not running more (1-2x a week) but at least getting more movement in.

Stretching at end of spin class
Meeting my run group on Thursday Night

My shoulder still gets sore while working out depending on the day and exercise but I figure it's going to be sore until it gets used to it and gets healed more. So I rest it when I need to but continue to get my workouts in.

Other than that...well, it's the Midwest and winter in Chicago. So I'm just cold. So very cold all the time. Work, home, outside, you name it. I walk about 15-20 minutes to work form the train every day. And it's just not fun. Such is life! Is it summer yet?

I weigh in at weight watchers tomorrow for my first official week. I've been doing really well and my pants already fit better. More on my progress with this later. Have a great week all!


  1. Glad to hear you shoulder is making progress (according to your doctor as least)! I am a fan of cold weather running so I guess I'm glad it isn't summer yet! Have fun at Weight Watchers, say hi to their new owner Oprah for me! :)

    1. Haha on the Oprah comment! I'm not necessarily a fan or care that she is the new spokesperson. But whatever gets me eating better!

      I don't mind like 30-40 degrees. 10 degrees makes me not want to leave the house! :)

  2. I didn't realize you had started blogging again! Just caught up, although I "see" you on Facebook, so I know kind of what's going on. My sister is going back to WW - she tried to get just 15 people in her 300 person office to join to start a meeting at work, and she could only get 12. Crazy!

    But she found out that a company above her has a long standing meeting, so she's going to go to that one. Curious about the new program, which changes every year, but whateves.

    Whatever works for you! Hugs!