Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Gettin My Exercise On!
I can now say that I'm getting back into the swing of things. Last night, my fellow bandster buddy and I went walking and we did the Brooklyn Bridge. From end to end the bridge is 1.5 miles, so in total we walked 3 miles last night.
Boy did it feel great. I've been doing short walks since surgery, but no real distance. It took us about 45 minutes to walk the bridge and back and we tried to keep up a good pace all the while dodging bicycles, tourists and distracted couples canoodling at the view. There are these guys who sell water up at the top of the bridge and they rooted us on as we walked past on our way back, so that was fun and encouraging. I must say that I'm really blessed to have found a friend to go through this process with. I met my bandster buddy on lapbandtalk.com. I did a search to see if I could find someone using the same surgeon as I was and not only do we have the same surgeon, we're close to the same age, and our surgery dates were 2 weeks apart (she went first, so I call her my guinea pig). I highly suggest finding an exercise buddy to get together with at least once a week. It helps to keep you accountable and motivated. I look forward to another walk with her, maybe even tomorrow night!