Hello Exercise!

I’m pleased to report that things have gone well since returning to work yesterday. I have to get used to waking up early again (*yawn*) and it takes me forever to get ready (staying in my jammies all day was easier!), but I can’t complain too much. I’ve had lots of help with transportation and everyone at work has been extra patient and accommodating. I kind of miss my lazy days, but it’s good to be out of the house and back into a routine.

Even better news is that I’ve been able to exercise! It feels so good to be active again. It’s not running, but I’ll take it. Yesterday I walked for about 45 minutes on my Mom’s treadmill with incline and speed intervals to keep it interesting. It was actually a great workout! Today I hit the gym after work for a 30 minute hill program on the bike followed by a gruelling 10 minutes on this beast: the Stairmaster Stepmill.

It’s basically a revolving staircase and it kicked my butt!

After that, I walked another 20 minutes home.

AND IT FELT GREAT. The best news is that none of this has aggravated my shoulder in the least. I’m hoping to walk, bike and/or climb every day to keep myself as fit as possible. I can’t even explain how good it has been for my mentality to be active again. The sedentary lifestyle does not work for me.

My mobility has also continued to improve in the last few days. I think I can see the light at the end of this tunnel…

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32 thoughts on “Hello Exercise!

  1. I am so glad things are going well! My second year of college I tried that stair master thing and turned it up really high and then tried to run up it – it didnt work well, i almost fell off!

  2. yay for progress! i’m so glad the light cross-training isn’t aggravating your shoulder at all. i can’t imagine how hard it would be to be completely inactive for so long! i used to do a stairmaster like that…like once. i salute you and your bravery 🙂

  3. OMG, the STEPMILL! I used to work out on that thing at my gym in Miami and it’s KILLER! I would do it after the elliptical and could only last 15 minutes tops.Glad your shoulder is cooperating!

  4. That’s great! Getting the blood flowing through exercise will help speed up the recovery. Plus clearly it is helping your mental outlook which also helps the body heal. Keep it going!

  5. That stepmill is HARDER than running! You are going to have glutes of steel after doing that, treadmill incline, and biking. I’m so glad you’re back to exercising– it’s so hard to be cooped up and inactive (although spending the entire day in pjs isn’t so bad once in awhile!).

  6. That’s so great that you are able to work out now! That stepmill looks terrifying. I have never had the opportunity to try one of those beasts, and I think I’m glad.

  7. YEAH – so glad the mobility is coming back!!! They have that beast at my gym but I’ve been too scared to try it. 🙂 I may have to give it a whirl this weekend to change things up. Here’s to a speedy recovery!!!

  8. Workouts and studying are taking a hit w/ all the house stuff going on. But not anymore…I need to keep working out if I’m not going to lose my mind during all this!

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