This title makes it sound like I’ve had something crazy done like a leg amputation or a boob job LOLZ! Nope just a cheeky little tendon repair in my ankle.
Obviously with this kind of surgery exercise is a no go during recovery and to be honest all I was good for during the first few weeks was crying and feeling sorry for myself. (which you will know if you watch my YouTube videos)
To counteract the lack of exercise, I planned to go on a major detox! It was the perfect time for this as alcohol is what usually fails me and I wouldn’t be allowed any of that. (Boo!) However… this did not happen. I’m sorry but who wants a salad when your recovering from surgery?! I needed multiple hugs from the inside – Cue me eating ALL THE FOOD. I literally ate worse than I have done in years and I couldn’t stop!
As mentioned before, the only thing I did actually stop was alcohol – not out of choice though, a bottle or two of vino would have gone down a treat.
So now what? Now I am left with my “post surgery body”. A bigger, squishier, less happy version of myself. I couldn’t be more angry at past Laura! Cheers babe, you truly sent me down the river without a paddle, hope it was worth it! (She said it was, the cookie dough was divine … bitch!)
And obviously this was all great timing with that little temptress Christmas steaming in with all the chocolate and cheese!
So now with my wedding day looming and an already purchased dress to fit into it’s time to kick start this sluggish not so sassy butt into gear!
January is always a great place to begin. It’s like a clean slate, like anything that happened before that doesn’t count anymore cause erm hello, that was so last year, you can’t judge me I’ve changed. I put on a total of one stone after my op (I know right wtf! but remember you can’t judge me, it was last year!) My aim now is to lose that stone and tone up on the way. I am still restricted in what I am able to do with my ankle, nothing high impact at the moment which is literally killing me! I cannot wait till I can jump around like a crazy (out of breath, almost dying) beast at body attack again! And yoga, boy do I miss that baby! But for now I will have to settle for water aerobics (which is actually way harder than I anticipated.) I did my first class a few days ago and spent the morning with all the older ladies – It was great!
I am also lucky enough to be part of the #fitnessbunniesunite whatsapp group where a group of bloggers with the January blues have joined forces to motivate each other into a healthier version of ourselves! Nothing like a bit of girl power motivation to get you going! We have also launched a Twitter chat (@fitnessbunnieschat) Sundays at 6pm so that any lovelies who aren’t in the group can benefit from any hints and tips or just a good ‘ole kick up the bum!
What are your fitness goals? Any hints or tips on how to stay healthy on a budget? I’d love to hear what you guys have to say!
Peace and Love xoxo
NB. I just wanted to point out before anyone else does that I know I’m not “big” I am not comparing myself to anyone but my past more defined self… if you’re going to be in competition with anyone, make it yourself – it’s way more interesting!,