Oopsie - Daisy!
I apologize for the short break in posting. I’ve had a strange couple weeks. All is well now. I am expecting no more interruptions (fingers crossed).
Today, I was looking through my planning notes, intending to pick up where I left off when it hit me: since this is The Helpful Blogger, I should first post what I learned over my spur-of-the-moment break. You might find it helpful.
It all began when my neighbor went away for the weekend a couple weeks ago and asked me to feed her cat. My first time into the apartment, I didn’t lift my foot high enough, tripped on the door sill, and fell into their hallway, hitting on elbows and knees. Luckily, just bruises — no breaks, etc. At first I didn’t realize what happened, but then I noticed their door sill is a couple inches higher than mine. Simple, clumsy mistake.
Step deliberately. It’s important to stay on your feet.
I walk every morning at 6:30. One morning, a couple weeks after the first fall, the weather was warmer than usual. Consequently, I guess I produced more sweat than usual. As I re-entered the condo building, suddenly each step became heavier and heavier. By the time I reached the elevator, I had to lean against the wall. I dragged my feet onto the elevator and off the elevator on my floor. I looked down the hall the short distance to my condo and it seemed to be far, far away. I took a few steps, but my leg muscles refused to do more. They just shut down and I sank to the floor.
Dehydration… Drink plenty of water before, during, and after exercising. The consensus was that I had suffered from dehydration. A second lesson from that incident was that I hadn’t been eating enough and particularly hadn’t paid attention to protein. I just didn’t have enough fuel in my system.
One would think that two incidents would be enough, but I had another just night before last. Sadly, I fell out of bed. Who does that? I don’t remember ever falling out of bed — not even when I was a kid. Well, I proved it’s not impossible. At 2 AM, my chin hit the side table and I bit my lip hard on the way down to the floor for the third time in a month.
Sleep in the middle of the bed. Oh… and if you grab a bag of frozen veggies to put on a swollen lip, make sure your grab a new bag — not one that has been opened. Woke up with a bed peppered with peas and carrots.
That’s what I’ve been up to over here. Now, I am completely dedicated to staying off the floor. Standing is so much better for my health.
Have a great day.