Monday, April 08, 2013
Physical therapy was tough today and I was feeling restless. So, as I lay with an icepack on my shoulder, I asked my physical therapist if I could ride the recumbent cycle at the gym today. He laughed, of course, because he knows that I love to work out. His assistant asked me if I was getting "antsy" and laughed too. I guess I'm very predictable. My therapist said that I could ride as long as I kept my arm in the sling. That was not going to be a problem!
I have saved up stress and energy that needed an outlet and today was a good day for a light workout. As soon as physical therapy was over, I drove straight to the gym. It was great to finally be allowed out of my cage!!! I was very careful when riding and didn't even break a sweat. Taking care not to injure myself is my primary concern at this point in the healing process. My legs could really feel the effects of even a light workout but overall, I felt good. It surprises me how quickly we loose muscle strength and I know that it will take me a long time to get it back. I am up for the challenge! I went directly home after my ride, completed the rest of my "home" physical therapy workout, ate a green salad and took a long nap. Life is improving!