Another PT session done. I will be adding another "homework" exercise going forward. I'm feeling a lot better for going to PT and not just physically. I guess it's true that doing exercise does help with the stress. That and I don't feel like an idiot like I would've when going to the gym.
11-19-2020, 12:13 AM
I usually feel really good after a workout. Exercise stimulates endorphins which can improve your mood and help with depression and stress. I'm sure it doesn't hurt to get out of the house and see some fresh faces and get in a bit of a chat, too. Glad you are making progress.
11-21-2020, 06:29 PM
Nearly forgot to do my 'homework' exercises today but did eventually remember. I was able to add another homework exercise to the ones I already do, with the blessing of my therapist.
I think I'm losing inches, rather than actual pounds. I bought a couple of new pairs of jeans a few months back in two sizes. I ordered them online since I think most stores don't allow trying on clothes instore at the moment. I had guessed on the sizes, based on previous purchases. But I ordered one in one size and the second in the next size down, just in case. The larger size still fits pretty well although a bit looser since I started my PT. But I tried on the other pair and they're comfortable (and understandably a bit tighter than the other pair). I think I may try on some of the other jeans I still have that I think are the same size as the smaller pair. I kept them in the hopes of losing enough weight to get back into them.
11-24-2020, 08:49 AM
Had another PT session yesterday. I think Mondays at the time I'm scheduled for tends to be a bit slow, which is nice because I get a bit more personalized attention. On the other hand, I think this week is going to be slow due to Thanksgiving. (It's probably going to be just as slow around the end of next month too.)
11-26-2020, 10:56 AM
Another PT session done. I was actually surprised it was so busy, busier than I've seen it before. I would've thought that it would be all but empty, seeing as it was the day before Thanksgiving. But I guess everyone wanted to get in their PT before the holiday and potentially long weekend. My therapist added another exercise to my routine, this one on a balancing board. It was a bit of work toward the end but it's still neat to see how much work can be done with simple things.
11-26-2020, 04:20 PM
I have had exercise classes that used balancing equipment. Think of how it will also train your body to avoid falls or catch yourself if you stumble. Sounds like a good exercise.
11-26-2020, 06:08 PM
The balancing exercises are more to target and work the gluts in my case but the additional bonus of not falling is always a good thing. The literal "get your butt in gear" set of exercise. T'ai Chi is good for balance since you have to shift your weight from one leg to another as you move through the form. That's what's so good about my PT and therapist. We're targeting all sorts of muscles with the different exercise and not just the quads.
12-04-2020, 01:14 PM
I think the cold and damp bothers my knee more. Still keeping up with the PT, though. I'm doing better with eating better. Although I didn't do so well over the Thanksgiving weekend.
12-04-2020, 02:12 PM
Nobody did well over the holiday weekend. :) Don't worry about it, stay on track.
I start PT on Monday for my shoulder. Object is keeping it strong while preventing additional damage. Also going to ask what I can do about muscle cramping in the back and neck areas. The cold makes me stiffen up a lot too.
12-04-2020, 04:23 PM
One thing I asked at PT is to use ice when sore and heat when stiff. But definitely ask your therapist since they will know your issues better than me. I'm sure your PT will help you a lot.
The 'homework' exercises helped me a lot. I'm pleased to be keeping up with them.
12-08-2020, 03:42 PM
Still taking PT. But it's too cold to take a walk outside in the evening. But my therapist did say that I could do my T'ai Chi. I just hope I don't fall back into bad habits once when my PT ends. Then again, the 'homework' exercises are easy enough to do on a regular basis.
On the upside, I think I may be losing inches, at this point. The smaller pair of jeans I bought recently feel comfortable, a tad bit looser.
12-25-2020, 05:07 PM
Still going to PT but I think it'll end fairly soon. My knee's doing a lot better, although I do still have occasional twinges. But I'm weaning myself off the cane. I just need to keep up with the homework exercises since there's a good chance I'm going to be working from home for some time, due to unsure nature of the pandemic.