Getting through this foot surgery was my last barrier to getting back on the “Be Awesome” plan. Since I am currently off work recovering I need to take advantage of this time and develop my game plan. For me planning is everything, as I am the opposite of spontaneous and I am great at negotiating my way out of something. So boom. Let’s get this shit done.
When I started brainstorming The Be Awesome Project, I developed a plan on how to create your #BeAwesome life. #2 is:
- Develop your Awesome Self
- Your physical self – be healthy; take care of your body, move, eat, enjoy what you can do despite any real or perceived limitations
- Your mental self – keep your mind sharp; learn, play, explore. Meditate, relax and restore
- Your relationships with others – how to give and receive love
I am going to start with my physical self since I need to start rehabbing from my surgery anyway. Logical right? I love logic. Fortunately my background is in exercise science and I’ve been working in the fitness/wellness world for over 15 years now. I know what I need to do but I need to make it formal and official or I’ll crap out as I have done several times over the past 7 years. So let’s make my game plan!
I am scheduled to be off work for 2 more weeks since I am not allowed to drive right now and am supposed to be non-weight bearing. I had my first check-up yesterday and while it was AMAZING to leave my apartment for a bit I was completely exhausted when I got back despite such minimum movement. I need to respect the healing process, but be proactive in my recovery so I am going to develop my plan in phases.
Length: 6 Weeks
Goal: Recover and Remobilize
Plan of attack for the next 6 weeks:
Day 1: Upper body mobility
Day 2: Upper body strength
Day 3: Traditional core work
Day 4: Lower body mobility
Day 5: Lower body strength
Rest day then Repeat cycle
Crutching to my doctors appointment yesterday wore me out more than expected so today will be a rest day. I haven’t felt much motivation for a long time but after my foot update yesterday I feel like I am finally getting to a physical place where I’ll be able to work on my goals.
Are you ready to create your own awesome journey?
#BeAwesome ~ chase