Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Aerobics!!! Yeah!!

Conversation in our home:

Deb: "Olivia, please push that folding chair over here so I can do my exercises that I'm supposed to be doing for Physical Therapy homework."

(Deb sits down on the couch, extends her leg and places her foot on the chair in front of her.)

Brillo Man: "Is that an exercise?"

Deb: "Yeah, can't you tell I'm burning calories?"

Brillo Man: (walking away...)"Yeah, I see that. I'm going to get an ice cream sandwich out of the freezer. Anybody want anything?"

Olivia and Deb (in unison): "I want a fudgesicle!"

Now...before you laugh...believe it or not...when I sat down with my foot on the chair, I actually WAS doing my PT homework! Because of the increased spasticity in my legs, I am unable to straighten my legs completely. In fact, it's impossible - and very painful when I try. So...I'm supposed to sit with my feet elevated and allow the force of gravity to help straighten my legs. Burning calories. Hardly. Critical to my rehabilitation for MS. Yes. So there!

And yes, that's me in the photo. yeah. right. ...although that IS the current color of my toenail polish and I DO own a laptop...


Trish said...

Sounds like a good workout to And I now covet your legs as well as your dog. ;0)

Pat said...

Fess up, that's a picture of my legs! I actually own shoes like that from the "old days"! Keep up the good exercise, and enjoy your fudgesicle!

Char said...

Phew! I'm tuckered out just reading all of that. What a workout! Pass the Ben & Jerry's!

Jada's Gigi said...

You're goofy. :)

Constance said...

If I wore those shoes I'd need to stretch out my legs too! OUCH!

Mom said...

I would like to see you walk in those shoes. On second thought "no" I wouldn't.