I was supposed to fully rest for 6 weeks.
After a week, swimming and "light" walking allowed.
I'm sorry, but swimming, alone, in a small kidney-shaped backyard pool, is boring. (I think it would be boring in any shape or size of pool, to be honest.) So is "light walking." Even "hard" walking. I wasn't getting much out of that.
I have been fretting and worrying about losing all my cardio and strength. Since the Pan I put on about 15 pounds (I'm sure at least 5 due to excessive donut taste-testing in Southern California in the days immediately after losing 20-0, haha) and I can see a decided jiggle around my bellybutton. My arms look like crud, too. Despite this, I can't seem to motivate to swim for more than 15 minutes at a time. I lack DISCIPLINE. Obviously jiu jitsu is way more fun.
So, after two weeks and one day of nominal rest, I returned to my 'regular' gym for my conditioning class at noon today, in fear and trembling. Fortunately it wasn't so bad after all! I was ready to modify if necessary but it didn't come to that. I worked up a decent sweat, got the ol' heartrate up, and it felt AWESOME.
Which is good because my fabulous in-laws are taking me and hubs on a week-long Caribbean cruise at the end of August, to celebrate my mum-in-law's 78th birthday, and I am hoping to lose this "post-Pan" jiggle by then.
I'm sure losing 20 will be harder than losing 20-0, but I'd rather one than the other!
Hope you have a lovely weekend, whether you celebrate Independence Day or not... :)