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Mar 16, 2012 09:36PM
Oh, Tina, I hear you on the wrapping! I struggled with it and was just starting to get proficient at it when my sleeve came in so I'm sure now that I haven't done it for months, it will be like starting over. I read somewhere on here recently that everyone should wrap a few times a week to keep in practice. I really see the wisdom of that, though not quite enough yet to make me do it. Though with air travel coming up in a month, think I need to refresh myself.
Well, I'm making my first appearance on this thread in hopes of increasing my exercise level. Not that I do nothing, but some of you guys have set the bar high!
I normally start my day with a mile or two of Lesley Sansone In-home Walking, but overslept this morning. That's been a bit of a problem the past month because I now have to leave for work an hour earlier due to company crack-down on flexible schedules, meaning I have to get up earlier to get the exercise in so I'm not quite as regular as I used to be. When I get up on time, my minimum daily requirement is a mile right after I brush my teeth and I try for 2 or 3 if time allows.
Wednesday night I have tap dancing, Thursday night, the yoga for BC survivors, and sometimes early Zumba on Saturday. Been wanting to get back to weights, but have to figure out a routine and start small--probably with 1 lb and see what happens with my arm. It was exercising that set off this whole LE back last July.
I haven't been very good with the MLD. My therapist said to do it 2-3 times a week, but when my arm's not bothering me, I haven't been doing that. Need to get more faithful with it and see what kind of difference it makes..
Keep up the great work, ladies! Now that I've checked in, hope I'll be more active and feel the benefits.
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