It was my birthday at the beginning of the month and I decided that, since I failed to make some New Year resolutions, it was time to make some birthday resolutions. So I’ve decided I’m going to get back in shape and get down the gym again. I haven’t done any regular excercise since the accident nearly a year back now. I dabbled with Yoga again, but with my work schedule at Kaboodle I just haven’t been getting home in time to go consistently.
As of Monday though I’ve embarked on my new regime of exercising at least 5 times a week and abstaining from alcohol (at least for the next 2 months). My goal is to lose about 12lbs in weight and get my waist back to 32″ again. Now I’m not saying I’m fat, or particularly overweight, but with each passing year I do seem to have gained a little extra padding around the middle.
Using my “grip prehensor” attachment I’m able to work out pretty well in the gym using the machines, (for free weights I think I’d have to get a special attachment to lock onto the bars). It works well when I’m pushing, but, if I’m pulling (doing lat pull downs, for example) my socket keeps coming off…a little disconcerting to be pulling down to then have everything go “twang” and look up to see my arm hanging off the lat bar above my head. Probably even more disconcerting for everyone else.
You see, the problem is, my arm has shrunk now to the extent that it doesn’t maintain solid suction in my socket anymore. Looks like another trip back to my prosthetist for a new socket…let’s hope my insurance company doesn’t mind coughing up again.