Finding a balance at the gym
Saturday, February 12, 2011
So I'm still recovering from surgery, but I've found a stairstepper routine that (1) doesn't bounce me up and down too much and (2) doesn't send me staggering to the restroom to throw up. I think I've found a point that's easy enough to not hurt, but challenging enough to let me start gaining back some cardio endurance.
For the first time today, I added in an upper-body weight routine. (I think I'll hold off the lower body until that suture line across my abdomen looks more healed up - don't worry, I'm not posting pics or graphic descriptions.)
I'm hoping this will give me more energy, too. I'm sure that right now part of the problem is that I'm healing up, and part of the problem is the medication - but exercise will let me sleep better, and, if past experience is any indication, be perkier during the day.
Hopefully I'll be biking - and running 5Ks again - when the snow melts.