PT went well this morning. It was mainly checking my baseline and giving me at home exercises until Friday when I go back BUT I get to start driving (short distances) as long as I bring the boot for when I’m walking and am weaning myself out of the boot with a goal of being basically out of it in a week.
Which means… I got to go to the gym today!!! And do the real bike! Is it weird that I’m super excited about that? To be fair, it’s also the first time I got to drive in a month so the sense of freedom was nice too 😉 Talked to the trainer…. he pretty much had the same ideas I did for leg exercises I could do until I’m out of the boot but I did add in dead-lifts with my arms today.
12 dead-lifts to bicep curl
12 cable reverse flys/arm
12 cable flys/arm
12 overhead tricep extensions
12 lat pull downs
12 cable rows (I felt weak on these… what used to be an easy weight was a struggle on the last set)
20 incline sit-ups with weight
20 MIN on the bike (okay so it hurt a little but… ice made it better) and then stretched out. It’s amazing how tight my leg muscles have gotten from not using them and sitting around so much, I’m hoping I can get them to loosen up quickly now that I get to be a bit more active.
Last night I made a grilled buffalo chicken that turned out really well and was super easy.
1/4 C Plain Yogurt
3/4 C Hot Sauce
1 tsp Honey
Dash of Garlic Powder
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce **make sure to read all the ingredients if you’re gluten free or make it yourself if you’re really adventurous
Marinade the chicken for 30 min or longer and then grill. I “served it” with celery