Wednesday, July 12, 2017
So, I started back to work this week. Which is GREAT. I have missed working terribly. A 6-month long vacation was not planned to be certain. Especially one that included a stroke, 2 heart surgeries, 2 blood transfusions AND a total hysterectomy. But... I survived it all and have gotten the full bill of health.
I've also started the cardio rehab this week. This week and next week I go 2 days for an hour each day. The following week they want me to come in 3 days a week. Which is good. I really like having a monitored exercise program. I do wish I didn't have to drive an hour and 15 minutes (each way). However, I work myself out harder from home. I suppose they are just figuring out what I can do and how my heart reacts to each exercise. Hopefully we'll get all that worked out and get to some serious exercise before the program is up. I believe they told me I would attend 12 to 16 weeks. But I hold we can extend that for as long as we can even if I do dislike the drive. Afterwards, I may check into what it would cost to find a fitness gym and get a fitness trainer. I feel better knowing that I have a set appointment and someone there waiting for me to show up. BUT my primary doctor's office has a FREE fitness gym for their patients. And it's only 25 minutes away. I just need to MAKE myself dedicated to going when the time comes I guess.
So... I'm "stuck". I've been sitting at 158 for 3 weeks now. It's getting frustrating. I'm trying to walk 3 miles a day although, I only got 1-1/2 yesterday because I ran out of time and I didn't go at all today. Even if I had gone, I would have only gotten 1-1/2 miles again... again due to running out of time. But I decided to just take today off because I've been having chest pain off an on today. I doubt it's anything to worry about but... better safe. Or is that just an excuse? And once again... it's a late night. I'll end up hitting that snooze button again in the morning. On that note... good night.