Today I finally got to go to the gym and work out.
I am officially medically cleared to exercise again. Yeah!!! With conditions, of course. "Don't over do it!" "No heavy lifting."
Okay, Doc. I hear you.
So, let's back track a bit. I injured my shoulder last spring, re-injured it in September, rode 100 miles on my bike a few days later and seriously inflamed the tendon. Two weeks ago I had a cortisone shot. The next day, I had vein ablation surgery on my right leg for my varicose veins. Last Sunday I woke up, convinced I had a blood clot. Spent the morning in the e.r. Diagnosis: superficial thromboflebitis.
Saw the doctor yesterday and he said I'm good to go.
Yippeee!!!! I'm so excited!!!!
|I forgot my hair tie and it was super windy yesterday!!!|
|I'm more of a free weight lifter. But my shoulder has to heal fully before I can do much serious lifting, so I'm sticking to machines for my legs.|
This morning I am going back to the gym for cardio, core and a Pilates class. I got a run in this morning.
I feel great!! I do. I'm so happy to be back at the gym. I didn't let the restrictions get to me. The first week I did a lot of walking and hiking. I had a scare last weekend with the blood clot. Essentially the veins in my leg are not happy. It's been quite painful. This week I took it easy until the doctor cleared me. Yippee!!!
So, it's 8:30 a.m. on Saturday and I'm heading to the gym to work out. Have a great day, everyone!
What's your favorite form of cardio? Have you ever been restricted from your favorite activity? How did you deal with it?
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