Happy Easter!! I slept so well last night, and Michael slept in until 9 this morning. It was truly amazing. Of course, since we had to check out this morning, sleeping in meant the morning was a little rushed. But that’s OK. It all worked out really well.
While Michael and Steve spent some time in the pool, I went back to the hotel gym and used their stepper/elliptical machine. I wanted to try something different, and this definitely fit the bill! Because we were in a little bit of a hurry, I ended up only doing 30 minutes, but they were pretty intense.
After we got home, we spent some time doing Easter things. Michael loved hunting for eggs, and playing with a few new toys. We don’t do holiday candy, so that worked out really well. And, just seeing him so happy was definitely the high point of the day.
I did notice a couple really good milestones today, though. I took Michael into the HBOT for 90 minutes. Normally, I would have to lie on one side for the entire time. Today, I was actually able to sit up and rest against the end of the chamber with a pillow. That was so much more comfortable. And, I also noticed, that I am having a much easier time getting out of the chamber. Before, it was always a struggle to get my feet underneath me. The last few times, I have been able to swing my leg forward and just stand up. Little victories make a big difference in everyday life!
After things calmed down, I did a short yoga video. It was a beginner DVD geared more toward stretching, but it was definitely what I needed today. I loved that it really used the strap, and let me get into poses I would never be able to do otherwise. For example, using the strap around my feet let me hold the boat pose a lot longer than I would ever be able to do 100% on my own. Very nice!