Last month . . .
April 1st brought a visit to the St. Francis ER to rule out a DVT. (medical abreevo – lingo – acronym for deep vein thrombosis) I brought the swelling in my left leg to the attention of one of my doctors at our clinic at the end of the work day. She directed me to go to the ER on my way home from work. I went home first, so Mr D could drive.
The good news is that the DVT was ruled out. Per Monsieur Doppler Device . . . “Lynne, your veins are not pretty inside where you cannot see.”
The reality check? This girl is at a desk all day! She cannot be sedentary more than eight plus hours any longer.
Yes, sitting for long periods of time, improperly aligned can kill! Actually, there has been a lot of press about this very subject lately.
No worries . . .
There are solutions . . . and there are SIMPLE, yet conscious methods to prevent further damage.
My blogging had to be sidelined, while I went into motion. The young and handsome, ( I felt like I was at Seattle Grace), ER doc told me to try to get up from my desk at least once an hour to move. He also told to me consider a rocking foot rest for under my desk.
I listened . . . laps around the clinic . . . and, via Amazon . . . the rocking foot rest was at work under my feet within two days.
Last week, following my post ER be sure to follow up with your doctor instructions, I visited my new PCP. She added ten lean on your desk top push ups to my hourly repertoire, stating that I must get the upper body into the equation.
It all makes perfect sense . . . “Lessons from Madame Chic“. . . Chapter Three . . . Exercise is a part of life . . . Create daily challenges.
( Drawing a French connection into this lifestyle change makes it fun and playful for me.)
No gym is required.
Live it into your day !
I’m in! (Je suis en!)
I love that when I finish loading or unloading the dishwasher, or while waiting for the microwave or my eggs to come to a boil, I now add 10 push ups at the kitchen counter. This past weekend I came up with . . . TEN “the moment I wake up” . . . and TEN MORE . . . “before I put on my makeup”, at the bathroom vanity. I feel so good about myself when I put on my lipstick.
I live in a Tri-level for goodness sake! At my very feet, there are two flights of steps that have not nearly been utilized to reach the top of my workout potential.
- 10k a day!
- Rockin’ at my desk!
- Lean on me, push ups can be done anywhere, everywhere . . . and almost anytime.
I am back with a refreshed attitude, a newish look and a “minuscule” change in direction .”Ne pas s’inquiéter!”, (not to worry !) , I have not abandoned the bites of French bread.
I hope to be that little place you can pop into just long enough for a . . . breathe in and breathe out, and depart with a fresh dose of energy and inspiration.
w / L