May 05 2012
Decided that almost a week of no exercise stimulation was enough. I started my recovery routine today. The target was the abdominals.
First post-op workout routine (x3):
100 leg raises
50 oblique leg raises
50 knee crunches
I did 3 sessions of that routine with no break between exercises and a few minutes break between each session. I did them outside of course, so I garnered a pretty good sweat in the Florida 90° F heat. Many of the exercises were a bit tricky with the useless leg, but it definitely felt good to get the heart pumping again.
Tomorrow, I’m going to work on arms, chest, and back with my fitness tower.
On the recover end, everything seems to be doing quite well. I have a little discomfort at night and when my leg is below the waistline for periods of time, but other than that I’m pretty much pain free. The cast is definitely becoming a nuisance and I can’t wait to get this coffin cut off my leg in about a week.
Best of luck to all of us.