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    N7 Training - Post Recovery Log

    Hi bees, I'm back!
    You might remember me from 2020-2021 as Lady_Nicholson or Lady_Sif.

    Going through the Checking In tab, I'm so pleasantly surprised to see so many familiar names are still active on here after my year or so(?) away! I don't exactly remember when I left last year, but it was much needed because the one part of eating disorder recovery I was struggling and failing at for too long was getting sufficient rest. I had found Darebee sometime in the spring of 2020 when I had also come to terms with my eating disorder and was trying to figure out recovery, and then promptly injured my foot during a workout and was reminded in a hard way of the issues with overexercising I had during my disorder. I kept trying to go on here because I'm nothing if not tenacious, which was part of my whole problem and kept me struggling for years longer than I should have, but I finally accepted my limitations and have been having a nice, restful time since!

    A pro of recovery is that the calorie surplus meant I didn't lose muscle mass, but a con of recovery is that I needed so much rest that my stamina has plummeted! I honestly didn't think I would come back here, but I was really starting to miss it because I had a lot of fun, and you all were so pleasant to talk to during 2020, I have very fond memories of that time despite everything personally and globally. And then I kept thinking about it, and I remembered Vitality was kind of a nice program and maybe that would help me start feeling a little more capable again so here I am! I am very glad about what I've gone through, but I am so ready to have energy again and just feel able to be active again. Like seriously, the first time we were able to go to the movies again I thought I was going to die from climbing all those stairs to get to my seat, my heart was bursting out of my chest! (I partly blame my wife, she walks so fast it can be hard to keep up with her lol!) And one of the weakest points I had during recovery was having to stop and rest like every couple minutes just trying to put the laundry away. Chores were such a struggle then, my body did not want me moving at all! I've thankfully since reclaimed some of my former strength and things are starting to get a lot less hard, and hopefully the road back to normal isn't much further!

    So, like I said, for now I am doing the Vitality program, and I've finished the first 3 days so far. I'm also trying some youtube yoga again because I always enjoyed that, and I've done a little light weight lifting here and there as I've started to feel better. I don't have any real goals or anything other than just being able to do stuff, though I'm hoping over time I kind of find my way to being more athletic in a healthy and patient way that I was never able to before when I wasn't feeding myself enough and pushing myself too hard. I'm already starting to feel better the last couple days getting myself moving again. I've been struggling through a lot of needless stress, sleep problems, anxiety (spring is always kind of hard for me too with allergies getting in the way), and this kind of light exercise is really helping me feel like myself again!

    Everything feels sort of new now in my life, in a way, having had these problems since I was a teenager and am now 34, and I'm so happy to see where this goes!


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    5/29/22
    Vitality, Day 1


    5/30/22
    Vitality, Day 2


    5/31/22 (Today!)
    Vitality, Day 3
    5 Minute Yoga To FEEL INCREDIBLE! Yoga with Bird


    Self Care:
    playing Horizon Zero Dawn, reading The Mortal Instruments series, enjoying the sunshine today (despite it being really hot!) and sofritas tacos for dinner!

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      #3
      Welcome back.

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        #4
        Hello Sif_Shepard, nice to meet you!

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          #5
          Thank you TheLibrarian and Montserrat!



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            #6
            Hey you!!! I'm so glad to see you back!!

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              #7
              Hey Anek! Thanks!!

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                #8
                Happy Pride Month friends!



                6/1/22
                Vitality, Day 4
                10 Minute Yoga Full Body Stretch for Stiff Bodies, Yoga with Bird


                Self Care:
                Restful afternoon and taking it easy until my mild headaches goes away, snuggles with wifey after work while watching hermitcraft on youtube, hiring someone to remove some small trees on our property, working on managing caregiver stress for my senior good boy doggo, balancing putting in a little work on my novel today with how tired I am from not enough sleep (planning on making up for it by going to bed earlier tonight or having a nap if I feel I need it).

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                  #9
                  Welcome back and Happy Pride Month!

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                    #10
                    Thank you Whirly!


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                      #11
                      Welcome back

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                        #12
                        Hello and welcome back!

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                          #13
                          Thanks Fremen and lofivelcro!


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                            #14
                            Welcome back!

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                              #15
                              Thank you Kanary!

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