How To Find Motivation to Exercise After A TKR

Hi everyone. Usually, it is easy to back out of exercising. Many people continually make excuses about why they don’t exercise. However, I want to share some great ways on how to find motivation to exercise after a tkr. Read on…

Be diligent in doing your exercises while recuperating from your total knee replacement and you will get excited about what used to be difficult when moving your body. Why? You will reap your rewards. Here’s my take on the issue….

* You will love how thrilling it is to be able to walk without pain.

* It is great to have what is known as a ‘normal’ walking gait without walking aides.

* It is fantastic to be able to walk fast enough to get out of breath and work up a sweat. (To some this would be “speed walking”. I like to think of it as walking faster than I did prior to my tkr.)

* It is wonderful to be able to walk trails, take in the scenery, and smell the air without feeling any joint pain.

* It is a nice feeling knowing that you are getting the most out of your total knee replacement surgery.

* It is so welcoming to have clothes fit better. I know, in my case, there were times when my dryer shrunk too many clothes. 😕

All of these combine to provide motivation in staying with, or starting, an exercise program.

Hope this helps you get motivated to exercise after your tkr (or any time, for that matter).

Always remember to be grateful you can walk.

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AUTHOR NOTE: Booktoots’ Healing helps total knee replacement patients find support throughout recuperation and beyond. Its mission is for patients to understand they are not alone in their ordeal with either a tkr or other physicality concerns.

This site is owned and operated by Marie Buckner, a published author and tkr patient who has been living with various physicalities for over 40+ years. She enjoys sharing her experiences to help others going through the same thing.

Words to Ponder…

I found this motivational quote online and thought I’d share. I’m not reformatting it, so it may not be pretty. The message is the same, though. Enjoy!

Don’t be angry at your skeptics — be grateful
for them. They can spur you on to do more and
become more. Focus your energies on the people
you can serve with your message and don’t let
your own skepticism prevent you from taking the
necessary actions to get where you want to go.

We all have skepticism, fears and doubts. The
difference between those who succeed and those
who don’t is that successful people learn not
to let these feelings be an excuse for failing
to take the necessary actions that will bring
them success.
Found on Steve Harrison’s Book Marketing site…

Writing Tips #2

Always be on the look out for successful people’s techniques. By following tried and trued methods of success, you can position yourself positively.

  • Read a variety of topic-related blogs. Comment on the blogs and link back to yours.

  • Find motivational advice. A great blog is titled Zen Habits. This blog has over 38,000 subscribers and contains a wealth of information on a variety of subjects.

  • Write every day. This not only hones your skills, but keeps you motivated.

  • Develop daily habits. There is a great website titled This site allows members to keep track of their daily or weekly habits. Email reminders are available, if needed.

  • Read Productivity Secrets of Jerry Seinfeld. I found this link from Zen Habits.

Staying motivated while writing can be difficult and boring. Try these methods to find some spark. Good luck!

Staying Motivated – Tip #2

With an upcoming total knee replacement surgery pending,  my  motivation  for  working on my book project has lacked.  How do writers overcome a lack of motivation?  Here’s how I handled the question….

* I went online and searched. There are quite a few inspirational websites set up specifically to deal with a writer’s dilemma.  Just perform an online search to find one that suits you.

* I read some blogs on writing and motivation.  One in particular is titled ZenHabits. There is a wealth of information on this blog.  Readers can sign-up for a subscription and receive updates via email or RSS feed.

* I also read some books on the subject.  ‘7 Habits of Highly Effective People’ by Steven Covey is especially good.

* I watch NHL hockey.  Yes, that’s right. I find hockey inspirational in the fact  that there is tremendous determination, training, and discipline involved in this sport. Hockey rules the universe, to all you novices…:)

Well, guess I’ll get back to my book writing project.  I want to finish my writing by this evening’s Detroit Red Wings hockey game. 🙂

Writing Goals

Maybe this step belongs as #1, I’m not sure. I know that setting goals beforehand, makes the project easier to complete. Goals also provide motivation (at least they’re supposed to), and will keep me on track.

My main goal for this book writing project is to take a daily step toward completing it.  I will break this writing process down into smaller, manageable steps. That’s the overall goal. So….

* Post at least every other day to blog. In process.

* Sit down and determine what subject area I will write about. Done

* Determine type of book to write. Done

* Develop outline containing chapter titles (main topics). Done

* Develop subchapters, type all I can remember about these areas. In process.

* Transfer Word documents from one computer to another. In process.

* Establish rough draft due date. To be done.

* Write goals into word program, Open Office. In process.

Hello world!

Greetings everyone!  We all have a story to tell. So, I figured I would start a blog to journalize my book writing experience.  In addition to helping myself keep on track, my blog is intended to help other future book writers.