“Little bits of movement every day have helped me, and I’m amazed at my progress.”

This Wellness Challenge (10-Minute Challenge) came at just the right time for me. Having had pretty serious knee surgery in August, I’ve been relatively inactive for the past couple of months, and I’m just now getting back to the point where I can even walk semi-normally. I had been a pretty active person, going to the gym most days after work and participating in outdoor activities with friends, so the lack of activity had really been getting me down. Most days at work, I sit at my desk hooked up to my cold therapy machine, and I’m especially sore and unwilling to get up and move around on days after physical therapy. The first day of the Wellness Challenge I took a 10 minute walk with my coworkers since we were all doing the Challenge and it was good for us all to take a break during a busy day. For some, a 10 minute walk across the bridge near our office would be no big deal; most people would make that walk every day just to go get coffee. But for me, walking the full 10 minutes was such an accomplishment. While I was sore and admittedly limping a bit, it felt good to know I could do it. Little bits of movement every day have helped me feel that much better during my recovery, and I’m amazed at my progress. Looking forward to continuing these healthy habits after the Challenge is over.