Make The Effects Of Knee Surgery A Thing Of the Past

It has been 4 months now since my knee surgery and I went to see my doctor Tuesday.  I was dreading the visit, since I thought he would fuss at me because I don’t feel like I am “fixed” and still walk with a limp.  To my surprise, he told me that I was right on track and it was time for me to move on to a personal trainer and away from my physical therapist.  Yesterday was my first day with Ruth, my personal trainer at the YMCA.  She introduced me to suspension training and made a game plan for me on the days that I don’t train with her.

Today I did as she suggested and went to the YMCA for 15 minutes on the treadmill with an incline and 15 minutes on the bike with the seat where my knee could handle it while set at a high rate of resistance.

Just so you know how I did, I’ve copied the email that I sent Ruth from the bike as I was nearing the end of my big 30 minute workout:

Your program is kicking my but….yeah!  This morning I woke to the feeling of all over soreness and now I am fighting the last 2 and a half minutes on this bike!  My heart rate went up to 160 at end of 15 min on treadmill.  I hope I can walk tomorrow;)

Ruth also suggested 30 minutes of pool workout but now I’m just trying to recover from yesterday’s suspension training and my visit to the YMCA this morning…..LOL  If you are looking for pool workout gear, check out my Aqua Jogger review and tips for exercising in the pool.

Wish me luck!

Bobbie Anne

 

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