Well, as Lia noted in her comment to my last entry, it’s 2 steps forward and 1 step back. I am getting back to exercise but oh, so slowly. I have to keep reminding myself that I was VERY sedentary for almost 6 weeks and it will take a while to get my conditioning back–and I still need to treat my knee tenderly (really, both knees need TLC).
I’ve been doing my full PT routine every other day and adding in some brief intervals of aerobic exercise. I finally joined a gym so that I can use the pool and eventually the elliptical and stationary bikes.
When I met with the PT today, she suggested I also include some gentle yoga into my routine, which will feel good.
Sept. 9–full PT routine (front, side, back leg lifts plus some core strengthening), stretching and range of motion exercises, 15 min walking.
Sept. 10–front leg lifts and stretching only
Sept. 11–full PT routine, brief walk, lots of errands
Sept. 12–front leg lifts and quad sets, stretching and range of motion, 15 minutes walking
Sept. 13–full PT routine, 10 min swimming laps
Sept. 14–nothing–on the go from time I got up until home at 9 p.m.
Sept. 15–front leg lifts, stretching and range of motion, a few yoga poses, 20 minutes walking