Another Sunday and day two after my operation. I spent a restless night. The only plus was that I got to listen to the inimitable Alan Bennett reading his audio book - Smut. Though, if I'm honest I would have preferred the sleep. I am not what you would call a sound sleeper anyway but what prevented me nodding off was the discomfort from the wound site and the fact that I've developed a rather bad cough. I am pleased with the operation which clearly went well. I've proved it with the continuous coughing. However, I am feeling grumpy. I want to concentrate on the positives and not to be thinking here we go again but there has been a little negativity creeping in.
As Sundays go it's been pretty normal except I've not been walking with my loved and pampered pooch Billy. But what's really on my mind today is how do I stay smiling and upbeat? I guess if I were speaking with a client I would be suggesting taking time to rest and to relax because although my operation has been a relatively simple one this time it is still body trauma. Perhaps also I could spend some of the time thinking about what I want to change. When I have done that previously I have kept coming back to wanting to feel alive and fit. So what's the first step on that road?
I think over the next few weeks I am limited as to what I can do but I'm not going to let that stop me. We have already been scrutinising how we eat and have decided to just cut back on the carbs and reduce portion size. I am going to try to walk around the block tomorrow to see how I feel. However, it will really only be a test so if I can't make I won't be despondent it'll be a bench mark.
If you have similar experience and would like to share how you got fit or changed things around for you please let me benefit from your knowledge and leave your advice or comments.