Saturday, July 27, 2013

Another Day, Another Mile on the Treadmill

by Pa Rock
Fitness Fool

I have been out of cardiac rehab since before my trip to the Ozarks late last month due to a billing dispute and the crappy hours that the rehab clinic maintained.  After inquiring at a couple of other hospitals, I came to the conclusion that they are not in business to meet the needs of people who are still employed.  Most offered availability only on weekdays with hours from approximately 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. - or thereabouts.  Finally a very nice nurse at one of the clinics said that if I would buy a personal heart monitor (around $60.00) and let her teach me how to set and use it - at no cost - she would approve my going to a gym and conducting my own cardiac rehab.

So yesterday I went back to my old gym and re-enrolled.  The nurse had told me to concentrate on the aerobic machines and to not get my heart rate too high - just take it easy to begin with.  Since yesterday morning I have made three trips to the gym where I did a mile on the treadmill during each of those visits.  I have increased the speed with each of those walks and am just about back to where I was when I quit rehab a month ago.

I also made a trip to Costco this weekend where I purchased a couple of pre-made salads and some healthy snacks.

If I am going to exhibit binge behavior, it might as well be a healthy binge!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Go, Rock! We need you around for a long time!!!