Well, it’s a new year and a completely fresh beginning. Here’s hoping everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Year’s Eve. As part of the resolution, I want to add 2 more hours to my workout with a few of the workouts I researched. Let’s see if I can do it. I’ll post some photos soon. Cheers!
Everything is humming along well. I had a great pool day on Wednesday. Thank you all for your kind words. In this materialistic world there are people who are kind, especially if they offer support. I can’t wait to post “I’m walking news.”. I’ll post the MRI image soon; I mixed up the dates. Update: I’m stronger for sure, I’d like to add 2 more hours, and I lasted 3 days. My body finally gave up. I’m going back to 6-8 hours a day.
I stopped at the hospital on my way to pick up my daughter to pick up the MRI CD. Everything is back to normal now and I can continue my journey.
Originally, I was going to make a different blog, but there are too many people who have things bookmarked, so today I scrapped that idea. Things are not easy for me, but I try to smile and try again. The pool is performing better than I expected, but I am still shy. At the pool, I met new people who saw my progress and encouraged me. I will record my next pool. There has been progress, but you decide. Everything is going well, I’m available if you have questions. Thank you!
In pool, things are progressing very well. My attempt was to show, but I was under camera pressure, but I can now present off camera better than 2 months ago. Changing my exercise routine, I got into a routine and I’m getting out of it. It’s time to concentrate on the muscles you can’t see again. There are no magic healers for me, just faith and hard work and God will reward me in the end. Cheers!
As a result of some DNS changes, the website was unavailable for two days. However, it has since been restored. As suggested, I tried Reiki. I don’t know if anything has changed; there are no new powers to report. Due to maintenance, the pool is closed for a week, so I’ll go next week. Despite being tempted to use my monorail outside, I’ll go working out again next week when it’s warmer.
Because my daughter will be here for March break, I will have to adjust my routine. Most of the workouts I did have made me stronger. My workouts have a unique twist now that emphasizes small muscles. I am optimistic that I will be able to get around by summer, even though it is already March. I haven’t done any running or flips yet, but that is on my list.
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The week went by quickly. Although I did not work out as much, I enjoyed spending time with my daughter. When I put on my jeans, I noticed I lost at least three sizes. I need to shop for pants. My body took some time off and I’ll be back on Monday.
Hi, I haven’t been in the pool for over a week. Tomorrow I am going to go back, but I tried a few other exercises instead. My overall strength has increased significantly! Staying positive and moving forward. My daughter is my best motivator and soon we will be able to travel.
This needs to be reported! I had an enjoyable day at the pool last night. I took around five minutes to get used to the water even with my break. My time was three times faster than my previous fastest pool day. I think eating chocolate helped me take bigger steps.
Like I do every day, I walked with my walker. Occasionally, people stop and ask if they can help. It’s nice that people are curious about it. Most people just drive by! Worth mentioning. I watched a few videos. I will try a few new exercises with my own style to fit my needs. Anyway, I’ve got fresh new workouts now to shake things up.
I just got back from the pool. I would rate myself as “medium”. When I try to walk at a normal pace in water, I lose it around 1/4th of the way. After 2 weeks, I can do anything! I’ll make a video.
Sweating tends to follow a workout. Guess what? I have a few sweat drops on my forehead. There is a weak signal coming through.
I hope everyone had a happy Easter and didn’t eat too many eggs like I did. In about 2-3 weeks, I believe I’ll be able to walk the handrails. Currently, I can do around a third of my goal, which is great because I could reach it by the winter. It looks easy in the video of the workout I’m trying. It’s harder when I do it, but I keep trying.
I did a few new workouts today, and boy am I sore. My body is moving in new ways, so I guess I shouldn’t complain… It’s cold outside, but next week I can take the monorail. Let me take a picture during my training session. Have a great month.
When I can, I will write. After neglecting my writing for a while, I now write in the morning, during lunch, and in the evening. I noticed that my writing is worse late afternoon or after my workout. In comparing my writing from 4 years ago to now, I can read what I wrote now, and I couldn’t before. If I keep writing, I can write a page without pausing.
Today is the day I will try my monorail, yes, it’s time. My dad has provided a counterbalance to ensure at least 80-90% of my weight is down, not 100%. For now, make it easier. We’ll see in a month or two. I started a few new exercises, but I was sore the next day. Changed things around, my body had become accustomed to it and it wasn’t challenging enough. Since I’m getting sculpted as a result, even though it’s not my goal, I can’t complain. My body is getting stronger.
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I must say that I am impressed with myself. About 1-2 months from now, I should be able to walk by myself with the walker. My ability to walk independently has improved, but I need more training. Later this summer, but overall, I’m incredibly happy with my progress. I can now celebrate with a beer.
Well, I’ve had my beer! Was that the secret weapon for my super pool day today? I walked backwards for the first time today. It was a terrific experience for a first timer like me. The next time I walk, I can record it knowing I’ll fall. (Camera pressure) Other than that, I’m fine. I’ll try to side balance with 2 ski sticks this weekend on my monorail. One stick was a bit hard, but we’ll see. It will help….
Walking with two sticks caused me to concentrate more on the sticks than walking. I challenge my body more by using only one stick or none. I am happy with my performance. Dad put a spring in place of the counterbalance. This gives me about 15% support, and I don’t exhaust myself as quickly. I can now do more exercises!
A fan page has been created for me at https://www.facebook.com/gsiofer, thanks to Dzee Shahid. I worked out too hard on my legs, they’re still sore after two days. Note to self: stop if your legs shake just from standing! Do leg exercises. As a result, I made the harness more difficult; it’s now at 100 percent body weight thanks to my dad’s adjustment.
I was walking for the third time while wearing a harness. Please don’t laugh. I had hoped to record pool today, but my lesson was canceled. Next time I’ll record. Due to the crazy weather, I work out mostly indoors, and yes, I do snooze from time to time. Hopefully, by summer I will be able to walk, even so. I keep a smile on, besides I’m certain that there is a plan for me.
I try not to do anything physical on Sundays. I just stand and write.
I thought I’d include a picture of this duck. The rain, wind, and heat are always on her eggs, but she never gives up. You can do it, too!
Now I can walk twice as fast as in the video, and I managed to get up holding my balance this morning. Was that rum shot the magic potion? No matter what, everything is faster now. One wonders… without complaining.
I would like to thank Dawna, Jim his brother with wife, and Christy at Terratrike.com who got me this bike. When I found out, the first thing I did was bike with my daughter to the park. My mobility and ability to see things have improved due to their kind spirit. Thanks to them.
Other news: I pushed my back too hard. I’m sore just sitting down. I’m resting until I feel better.
I don’t want to hurt my back again, so I worked out at 80%. Minor discomfort. It should be 100% by tomorrow.
I’m back to 100% yes, baby. Yes, you can see my scar, I know it’s pretty. I got a haircut. Anyway, I took a picture to share my funny story. Okay, so I had to say it seven times: my ex-house was number seven, my ex-street had seven characters, my father’s birthday has a number seven, I was on the seventh floor, there were seven nurses, my room number begins with number seven, my dog’s birthday has a number seven, I was born in 1979… the list is long. Weird huh, I’m sharing it with you. 7 is my lucky number.
Okay, so my fastest speed was 31km/h in eighth gear for 1 minute. It’s way too fast, so I’m just cruising in fifth gear now. If it’s not raining, I try to go every day for an hour.
First, happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there. Sunday is my day of relaxation. I hurt my sides by twisting too much. Other than that, I’m fine.
I was lying on my stomach on the bosu-ball while training. I felt a crunch on the bottom right rib. I feel discomfort now. In doing exercises, I now try to avoid that area.
The pool was OK, a bit under camera pressure but better than my other video. In general, I’m doing okay. I’ve been trying some new exercises that may help, but you may see my special twist. I’ll keep you posted.
FYI: with mom and trainer.
All good things happen with challenging work! Two babies have hatched, super miracle. Despite all the odds and their surroundings, when we say “no way” the unthinkable happens and we are proved wrong!
A nice picture was taken for me, thank you. I still have the discomfort; it won’t go away. Pool today was good, I’m going to try a new workout shortly. I’m good otherwise.
I took out the elliptical and wow lost major endurance. I’m back at it now and won’t let this happen again. My discomfort hurts less now maybe gone by next week. Anyway, my focus is legs now.
I’m posting a video that is helping me, maybe it can help you.
I hope you like the video. It was given to me from a friend, and it does motivate you. I started to walk in the pool with my hands behind my back. It is extremely difficult for me, but I hope to master it within a month. I made a new record of sixteen full push-ups compared to fourteen of my previous and two sets yes two sets. I had a meeting with my neurologist, everything is going super heck I think I’m in better shape now than before the surgery. Just keeping positive.
June already! I tried not to do anything, but I felt guilty and did some. Can’t help it, I must say I may have an addiction problem of working-out too much but is that bad? The first step is admitting I think but anyway my pain is now gone, going to avoid my rib area for another week o and I lost 1 lbs. in a week if that is news.
Happy Thursday! I try to not do physical workouts on the weekend “try” is the key word. This picture shows me grabbing a string and cutting it. Looks easy, eh? Well not really for me, I may have sworn a “few” times. This exercise works my coordination which I lack.
Well, it’s Sunday…. did the treadmill and some balance exercise and a elliptical. I was going to rest. It was my plan anyway when I got up. There is always a next week. Back full throttle tomorrow.
So, it’s Monday, I figure I’ll be outside though it might rain. Targeting my abdominal muscles, core mostly….. feeling good. The grass is slippery, so my feet do slide.
Sure, it is warm today! Going to add a minute more to my elliptical machine workout today, I’m sure to sweat. My goal is 30 minutes by the end of June…. well by mid Aug.
I said mid-August. more like mid-July the way I’m adding minutes. I’m happy at my performance with demanding work of course. Other news: almost mastered walking in pool, few falls here and there but there is progress! Ate too many Almonds a day so cut that down.
Not sure if this is news? I weigh myself today and I’m 193lbs compared to 209lbs, yes, I know it’s not an enormous difference but it’s something.
I have links added to pages I visit often to grab an idea, Enjoy!
Well…I busted my neck. Now it hurts when I turn my head right, not sure how that happened but anyway….
My neck is still hurting but heck no pain no gain, right? I set a record of 15 minutes on the elliptical, but I might have pushed too hard and I’m not doing it today. Below is an image of me on a cushion unit.
My neck pain is almost gone! Going to a wedding today, it’s good to get out. Did some basic exercises today, nothing fancy? I will resume hard workouts Monday, until then.
The wedding was fun but I’m back at it. It got warm outside, so I do most workouts outdoors. Can’t say much but it’s warm.
I’m going to attempt to be outside later, can I survive the heat? Overall things are going well, I had a small boobo from the elliptical.
WOW! It rained, after a week of everyday day rain forecast. Doing a workout below, trying to move the punching pear in circles, or if I get mad, I hit it with my head. Of course, keeping my balance. Sure, it gets hot, I’m mostly all wet in around 30 minutes, but it is a sign of my body working.
Well, I slept with the window open, what a mistake. 4:30am a bird started to tweet and of course I woke up. 10 minutes later a bird party, well now numerous birds tweeted. 15 minutes later just 1 bird and I fell asleep. Will try to do minimal today so my body can rest. I was able to do 1 out of 6 training videos I saw haha looked easy on screen. I want to try other video workouts, but I’ll wait till Monday.
PS: I fixed 2 spelling mistakes, thanks for noticing. You might get 2-3 emails of updates, sorry for the inconvenience, Boy does that sound like an internet provider?
Ok it happened again but worse…. this can be an end to my open window. Just managing my basic workouts on balance heck, I got time to type this.
I was tired last night for some strange reason. I did minimal training but on the good side of things, I now sleep with my window closed.
I visited a Dr last night for my palsy. There is a 2-step process, but I qualify. I’m on the waiting list for surgery and results are remarkably like original plus I can smile, whistle etc… can’t wait.
Well, it’s Monday! You know what that means? Yes, beginning of the week and what better to start the day off with this awesome warm weather. My daughter taking advantage of my break and dressing me up.
Started pool walking again, after around 3-week break. I must say, it went better of what I thought. Continuing with my workouts, even when it’s hot. Everything else is ok.
My pool training is going better than I expected… it’s the chocolate square I ate before pool. Makes me think…. but I’m not going to complain. My spirit is high.
It’s Sunday! yes…. anyway, I went to the beach/park last night. A wonderful place not too far, will go there again but will bring sunscreen this time. Yes, I got burned, even in the shade but it was different than home.
Ok!… it’s hot. I tried to be outside no go.
This heat is ridiculous, I color instead. Not only for my co-ordination but my wrist. Is it pretty? I do my other workouts in the basement, but you tend not to want to do anything in this heat.
There was a storm, lightning hit our pole and boom no power… we are using a generator right now. I hear 30% of the city has no power… I did something today finally, but I’m not going to spoil it. NO SIR! Instead, I’ll practice some more and make a video. My mom made cabbage rolls for dinner, Yes, I know. Lucky bum, in other news: it’s hot!
PS: I watched some videos and now I’m pumped up
Quick update: truck fixed the pole at 5am or so. I got power now!
Just doing abdominal muscles below, sometimes I ask my mom for assistance. Hot weather is not letting go, I now drink 2 glasses of water more just in case. I tend to heat up while exercising.
On rare occasions I do upper back. Can’t leave it neglected, it’s used? Anyway… it’s not my priority.
It’s Tuesday!… I want to try a few things today. I’m a bit sore from last night, my main motivator (shown below) exhausted me. There is just not enough time and strength for everything.
Ok… my pc broke, not sure how? Will update more shortly, I lost a few things.
SOOO… my pc broke. Tech is coming next week to replace a broken hard drive. Thankfully, I had an online backup which I do weekly, I lost 3 days of data some pictures etc… no big deal. Can’t upload a image, not sure how on a tablet. I will do it when I’m up.
Hi…nothing new but the weather is coo
Hi… pc still broken but my daughter saw me doing something. I’m. at maybe 75% now. I’ll record at 90% or so.
So, I fixed my laptop at 90%, doing all updates now. Waiting for a tech would take another week, laugh. Anyway, when he gets here, I’ll just give him the part. I’m walking good at pool at 90%. I tip on occasion only occasionally, at 100% end of month. Trying not to look at my feet while walking…not easy. Below is a picture after a bike ride with my girl last week, I think.
Ok…I was dumb, making my laptop better made me do it over but now I have back up for every scenario. Other news: things are going well; I was able to do twice what I wanted to show you but not there yet. I will record it sooner than I thought.
I took a day off last night……I know, I know. I got lazy but I thought about it if that counts. Today I pushed myself to hard…hand is shaking. I still have plans for outdoors but might now be delayed.
I changed my routine, now hardcore workouts are Tues, Thurs, and Sat. A slight change might do some good. Below a workout for my abdominal muscles, stabilizing muscles and posture as a bonus. You just move in all directions, fun.
I think in the pool I noticed the most changes overall. I think the workouts inside are helping even with minimal noticing. I do continue with my workouts and I’m going forward. Things are well and I’m happy, which is the most important thing.
Nothing new but a few new workouts I researched and want to try. I will resume tomorrow but tried a few different exercises instead. I was a bit tired last night after a workout. I will try to go easy on the weekend and going to go easy today will see…. hard work of doing nothing. Well, a little crunch here and there.
Ok…I worked out a little, but I was bored. Mom took picture feet together and try to stand. Once I master this, I’ll make it harder.
Sure, it is humid, not helping me at all. Signed up for private pool lessons starting in Sept, will try to record a video. I have improved but the video will show.
Woo-hoo September right…. sure, is hot. I trimmed my own personal workouts because of the heat. I will resume hard workouts soon. in the meantime, I just do simple workouts. It’s just too hot and changing my shirt often gets annoying. What can I say but weather?
I must say, the pool is going great! I now can do 2x across meaning, walk a length turn and walk back. Now once I master this, I’ll record. I’m at around 90% at this so it should not take too long.
Below with my daughter, I’m on a vibration machine. Does it work, you ask? Well… I used to stand on it, now I’m sitting. Can’t hurt, worth a try. I started acupuncture once a week, nice fellow. I figure I’ll try it again. Taking a week off from physical exercise, I get too tired too much, a sign. A week’s rest will help my body recover.
Enjoying my time off, heck I got time to do nothing. Body is resting…. can’t complain.
My pool is going super! I’m thinking it’s because I’m not going physically hard. Is that the cause? I will resume Monday with my regular routine to see if pool is affected if it is I’m doing too much…. will monitor my progress.
The pool is going ten times fold right now, my routine so far has no effect on my performance, but I think it’s too early to judge. Everything is going well; could it be the break I had?
Ok so last night I walked backwards half the pool. What is happening with my quick progress? I’m not complaining, it’s just unusual… very and I mean very.
Me again, in pool weird when the camera is on me, I do worse but maybe since it’s Friday. I had super days this week anyway. I’ll show a different video mid-week, seemed tired plus camera pressure. Overall, everything is better.
Hello, I will focus on my lower back, mid-section, and hip’s. Bigger steps cause my hip jump out forward and in water if trying to be straight plunges me back. I either have weak muscles or tight muscles and they can’t hold my movement. If my guess is right in 2-3 weeks I will have huge progress, stay tuned.
So, I did some tests, and my mid-section is good with my lower back but my hip not so much. This means I found the source of my problem; I will now focus my energy on it. Everything is good, better than my expectation, everything is going like two times weird…. not complaining.
The end of the month, exciting, eh? I feel weak, but it is not stopping my plans, no sir. Below is one of my favorite exercises. Yes, I do it often, too often?
New month! Everything is going really well; my right forearm is sore and I’m not sure why. Pool is going well; I changed my routine a bit and I’m improving as a result. Changing a few things outside too…. got warm so I’m outside more often. Met a few new people and got more motivation to finish my task. My body is in the healthiest state now than ever before.
Everything is going super…. I hurt my lower back, so I had little exercise for the past 2 days. However, I will try today and will see. It’s getting better now, seeing great progress.
I was not able to do back but it did not stop my plan. I’m back to normal now but because of this I made my thighs sore yes, my thighs…. but back is now ok, go figure. The pool is going great actually everything is going super, seeing fast progress right now.
Everything is going well, no hiccups. I hope to make a super video by my birthday if God lets me…. below my daughter helping me train.
Quick update! Everything is well, pool is going very well, and I am excited about my new progress which I’ll record soon.
Happy Monday! Nothing new to update, however my exercise list has changed, for the better, I hope. Below is an image of me either updating the website or replying to your emails.
Here is a motivation song I like to share, it is great workout music, I think anyway…
I concluded that I get tired on Friday. Over a month or so that day is always off, my balance is off and strength. Best days are Tues and Wednesday I noticed. Overall, I’m happy with my performance.
Things are going very well. Can’t say much but it’s going, stronger than before, I notice on my workouts. Christmas is approaching need to start shopping.
I’m thinking of taking Thursday’s off from physical workouts. It’s only Wednesday but I feel tired, too much? Not sure… however made one Christmas purchase already and yes online, I have purchased online before for a few years now very convenient and with no problems.
SOOO it’s November already! Nothing to report but tired today for a strange reason. Going to drink a coffee that will help?
I was a bit tired, I did not want to do anything today, but I did! Its over now just pool is left, I should get a candy.
Ok… take my candy away, I had a day off last night. I was tired deprived of energy; I don’t feel too great now but I’m not taking 2 days off.
Nothing really to say…. I expect I’m good. Below is a picture of me on my 4’s working-out.
The basement got finished and I now can move in with my stuff. No more working-out on the upper floor, however I did it anyway with no complaints.
So my mom baked a cake, and I could not resist but try it. All I can say is mmmmmmm
I will report I walked 2x+ times around the pool, I say + because I had to go but woo-hoo. Everything else is good, even the weather.
Ok I made a silly mistake, and I was down, my fault! Trying another name but I misspelled and just noticed haha Pool is going great doing new things all the time and holding my new moves. I came across this image thank you Alma, so true:
Everything is in order, it’s Monday and back to it. I did not do much on the weekend. I was little under the weather, so I just played lazy. Pool later today and I want to attempt a few exercises today.
Ok I finally did it! now gregsiofer.com will forward to iwillbewalking.com yes, I do think it’s easier to remember.
Everything is going well. I have a small cold but not a major one. Focusing on my legs mostly to get them even stronger and my core. Below is a picture of me sitting, yes, I do sit sometimes!
Everything is good… no new update to report. However, I’m feeling good.
Just got back from my neurologist appointment, heck what can I say that I did not know already? Yes I will be walking and he will send a few articles regarding some medication I can take to speed up the body process. I’m optimistic about any meds I came this far without any will see…. Below exercising again:
I had my facial surgery, firstly big. thank you again to the Doctor and. his team and the lovely nurse’s just quick post. Im very tired but well.
quick update: the surgery was at the Hamilton General Hospital on Dec 13th which was around 8 hours. I was in hospital for 6 days total, I got discharged early because my recovery went better than thought. I was in a BTU Unit and had excellent care 4 nurses 9 people only.
A muscle (not needed at all) was taken from my inner thigh and placed/connected to my left cheek. Everything is changing the muscle is still week, but all function of the face is coming back, in a few weeks’ movement will slowly show when connected nerves heal. However, I’m already getting compliments on my speech. It will be a few weeks before any physical workouts, I’m around 40% now energy wise. For now, updates on my recovery.
Below a picture after surgery:
I have enough energy now to type this. After the surgery even now my speech understanding is up around 40% or so, total I would say around 88%, now my grading is exceptionally low. People are surprised I know I ‘am. I’m still have swelling and I’ m not 100% but I’m impressed already. Some stiches have been removed today on my face, still some on my leg. Swelling is down overall, I say few more days.
It has been a super birthday/Christmas gift, it is genuinely nice to receive warmth from strangers and love from parents. I wish for everyone to have a loving Christmas and a loving new year. I know 2014 there are major changes that are going to happen to me.
Wishing everyone Merry. Christmas.
Still the cheek is a bubble but going down. A physio person is going to help me with new exercises. I’m excited. I look like he knows and is knowledgeable on the topic, happy to add new stuff to mine. I’m still impressed with the result of this surgery, an amazing job I must say again. You will see my smile in 2-3 months… scary. I made a quick video of my speech; you be the judge:
Wishing you a Happy New Year.
During the morning, I worked out for about two hours, I would say. The physiotherapist came in the afternoon, so I had some energy. Several of the exercises he showed me I was familiar with, but one took an hour or so. I did not know that they were so important, so I will begin by doing them. Can’t wait for his next visit where the difficulty will increase! I’m a little sore, although I didn’t do much. Maybe my leg drain will come out today when I see a nurse. If not, I will have less swelling by next week. See you in 2014.
PS: Don’t overindulge today