So, this week, we “ramped up” the rehab. Here’s how it went down:
Tuesday: Amy, my PT, had me first, so we did the treadmill—3.0 miles an hour, almost back to my “baseline” of 3.2/3.3 pre-heart insanity. Yay! Only 22 minutes, but we’re working on it.
Then we did core and leg work. Crunches, a plank like move when I raise and lower myself onto my toes while resting on my elbows (holy crap!), and then 10 bridges (which I love. My back is actually quite flexible, thank you).
Then some leg stuff with weights, which was awesome. It was a fantastic workout.
Today: Therapeutic rec—we went through my schedule to see what my day is like. Next week we’ll build on this to see where I can put in more dedicated activity. Then the psychology part, which was with my normal doc, so that was nice.
Then Amy had me again—we did the stair climb machine today. I did over 2000 steps, which means I went “higher” than the Space Needle, the Eiffel Tower, and the Empire State Building. Go me. 🙂 Amy says next time we’re shooting for the Sears Tower. (Which I think is like 2300). She increased the workload after about 5 minutes, and had me incrementally increase my pace, too, so this wasn’t pansy stuff. Then we did arm and core strengthening. Wow. Shoulder and chest flies kill me. 😛
Now I am going to make myself a lovely stir-fry. 🙂 I deserve it.