A Week of 1,000 Steps a Day

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1,000 steps a day recap

Just in case you haven’t read my previous post ‘My first community physio appointment’, I thought I’d just recap why I am only walking 1,000 steps a day. (Please read that post for more information.)

The physios I saw told me that I’ve been overdoing it a lot. I was told to just try and get on with my life by the doctors, which I’ve been doing, but the physios have told me I’ve been doing way too much. Mentally, it feels like I’ve barely been doing anything a lot of the time, which is frustrating, but physically it feels like I’ve run a marathon. I have been told by the physio to limit myself to 1,000 steps a day and to only stand up for 5 minutes.

How do I cook for myself without standing for very long?

With a lot of difficulties. I have a chair that I sit in whenever I’m in the kitchen, which means I can sit down when I’m preparing the food, but it’s difficult (and dangerous) to sit down when the food is cooking. My mum has been amazing and helps me when I need it, which is a lot of the time, so she stirs my cooking a lot of the time.

Have I been able to stick to that?

No way! It was okay the first few days, but I’ve had more energy the past couple of days so I keep hitting the 1,000 steps in the early afternoon. It’s really annoying. I haven’t gone over by too many steps, but it’s still a bit more than the physio has told me to do. I’m trying so hard to stick to my step count. Hopefully, it will be a bit easier over the next few weeks!

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