Friday, June 1, 2012

1st Day Back

So I realize that I entitled my blog 'Life's Gristle', and these past five months have certainly been fatty with cartilage.

Thanksgiving day I fell in my high heels and broke my right ankle on either side.  December first I had surgery, with a 7"plate inserted on my the outside of my ankle, and two three-inch screws inserted on the inside of my ankle (note the extreme opaque spots on the x-ray below...and yes, those are staples as well.)  I couldn't walk for three months, and couldn't drive for four.

I'm not going to go on and on about my everyday emotions during the whole experience, because I'm done with it, and everyone who reads my blog probably already knows all about it!  :)

Basically, this is what happened:

Over the next 6 months, it went like this, break foot, splint, surgery, torturous pain, splint, boot, walker, torturous pain, crutches, knee scooter, couch potato, support a little weight, then a little more, torturous pain, start walking with boot, still can't drive, month later, boot off, drive, physical therapy, torturous pain.

I'm going to move on now, I've talked about my foot for 6 months.

For those of you that know me, I was and avid gym member, so my first day back was brutal.  My trainers over at Alpha Elite offer FREE BOOTCAMP on Saturday mornings, so I decided to try my luck last Saturday.

HOLY HELL, it kicked my ass.

It wasn't really my ankle, but the fact that I couldn't get my breathing under control.  The  7-station circuit was intense and brutal.  It's funny though, as they were explaining the stations, I was secretly thinking to myself how easy it was going to be.

Well a half an hour and 100 push-ups later, it was the first time EVER that I really considered throwing up.  But all in all, everyone was glad to see me and cheered me on.  I had to take more breaks than usual, and decided I really need to get my asthma under control, what I'm doing now is just NOT working.  Unfortunately, bootcamp is on hold for two weeks while my trainers go on their annual vacation, but I am building myself up at my gym.

I also am trying a new diet plan.  Paleo.  Yes it's the so-called 'caveman' diet, which will be the topic of my next post.  I am, however, considering a more drastic diet to get bathing-suit ready within the next couple of weeks.  I'll keep you posted!!!

Also, if you need a trainer, or a physical therapist, check out the links below!

Blankinship Physical Therapy

Thanks For Reading!



  1. Loved your blog. So funny to read your stuff. Good info, let me know how the diet too, not necesarily bathing suit, just my clothers need to fit like they did a year ago. :) Hope to see you soon. Excellent blog. Susie

  2. Oh yes, and your pictures do say a 1,000 words. Loved those heels. Susie

  3. Ooh! Let me know how paleo is going! Everyone swears by it!
    Glad u are back at it and pain free! Well at least the ankle - guess u are going back to a different kind of pain now hahaha!


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