Getting Back to the Gym
Thursday, September 08, 2011
Well, after more than a year away, I'm ready to get down to business and get back to the gym for some toning, firming, and weight loss activity. After back surgery, a broken knee and wrist that kept me in a wheelchair for a while, and then rotator cuff and biceps tendon repair, it was pretty hard to exercise much at all. Now, though, I have no excuse, and in fact, I'm anxious to get back into the swing of things as I'm seeing some definite "flab" re-appearing, and I get fatigued a lot easier than I used to. I'm thinking that more activity will help BOTH of those issues! When I stopped going to the gym prior to my surgeries, I was working out for about 3 hours at a time - half an hour on the treadmill doing the "weight loss" program, half an hour on the stationary bike doing the "random hills" program, 15 minutes worth of crunches, 15 minutes on the rowing machine, 30 minutes of physical therapy exercises, 30 minutes of strength training, and 30 minutes of swimming. I seriously doubt I can jump back in at the same level.... but I will definitely be giving it my best as I work back up to a point where I'm feeling good about myself again! Wish me luck!