44 Weeks in……

..and still going strong, fitter and lighter than before the injury now - The result of re-starting a reasonable exercise regime is that you are able to keep on pushing, so I am exercising more than ever now - 3x per week, 30mins resistance training and 1hr cardio (split between the elliptical, brisk walking on incline and cycling) as well as badminton once per week.

My eating habits are at a healthy stage, but I don’t stray away from weekend take outs or the odd meal out… life is for enjoyment after all :)

I wanted to reach my goal weight (88kgs /194lbs) by end of June, but base on current progress it’s looking more like Mid September and I’m determined to reach that goal. Once I have done that, I will continue to retain the fitter and healthier lifestyle I’ve re-created.

In terms of my Achilles - there are no major issues, I still limp when I get out of bed for a few steps, same when I get out the car after a few hours drive, but generally speaking I work on my form, strength is good but not as good as I would like although in regards to atrophy… I am within 1/4″ of the other calf.

So for all you people embarking or going through this journey - I wish you the best of recoveries, once you get out the boot things get back to normal reasonably quickly so hang in there and enjoy this site - fantastic resource that will help keep you sane during those early weeks and beyond :)

3 Comments so far

  1. kkirk on April 3rd, 2013

    Glad to hear that you continue to do so well man. Keep it up and keep us posted.

  2. normofthenorth on April 4th, 2013

    Back to badminton at 9 months!?! That’s pretty quick. Are you playing full-on competitive aggressively or holding back?

  3. Andrew1971 on April 4th, 2013

    Thanks KKirk.

    Norm, I play doubles badminton at club level, even so, we play to win. I do find myself being less inclined to being heroic.

    A positive result of that is that I try harder to think about the game more tactically now :)

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