The world expands so much once you have an orthopaedic operation such as a total knee replacement. I can now walk into the middle of the countryside far away from a road and experience the landscape and the peace and quiet. This has always been so important to me ever since I moved to London
This pea and avocado dip can be whizzed up very quickly in a food processor or with a stick blender so it’s ideal when you’re tired or can’t stand up for long. I often have it with some tomatoes, cucumber sticks and slices of red pepper for lunch. Pitta crisps make a good alternative.
This leek and celery soup is one I make all the time. The exact weight of ingredients doesn’t matter, as whatever you use, it will work out fine. I freeze it in one portion sizes so there’s always something to have for lunch, including a work packed lunch if you have access to a microwave.
April was the tenth month after my total knee replacement and I could walk much further. After the holiday in Cornwall, which gave me more confidence in the distances that I could manage, I went back to see the physiotherapist. My Range of Movement has now gone up to 117, the highest ever. She thinks there’s
I bought ‘The Four Pillar Plan’ in January 2018 when it first came out and it formed the basis of my philosophy to become fitter before my total knee replacement. It’s just so sensible and achievable and written in a professional and empathetic way.