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Cardiac Rehab and Summer Biggest Loser Challenge

Monday, May 24, 2010

Today I started cardiac rehab. It is a 3x per week 12 week program of strengthening and cardiac conditioning. I will be using treadmills, bikes, rowing machines and all kinds of strengthening machines as well as free wts. to achieve my goals. I am looking forward to it because unlike all of the various gyms or exercise programs I have done before, this one is MANDATORY to strengthen my heart and allow me to return to work.

It also just so happens that I am starting the Summer Biggest Loser Challenge and as always I am on the Purple team. This time I truly believe I can make a difference in wt. loss and exercise minutes. I am to list 5 things to stay motivated throughout the 10 week challenge so here goes.
1. I MUST exercise to get my heart back in shape.
2. I believe that with my new valve I will be BETTER than I was before as far as fitness.
3. I am motivated to exercise and diet because I am supposed to go back to work in mid July and without a job, I lose it all.
4. This would be an ideal time to lose the excess wt. I have been wanting to lose since I have to exercise anyway.
5. I am off work and now have the time to truly plan my meals and make the right food choices.

Wish me luck!

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    the purple power is behind you.
    3829 days ago
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    Go Purple! Go YOU!
    3836 days ago
    It's good to see that everything is going well for you. Keep working at building that strength up
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    There ya go! Piece of cake...no, should be piece of fruit.
    3836 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/25/2010 10:19:06 AM
    Sounds like a good plan...and a necessary one emoticon
    3837 days ago
    Good for you! I am also looking forward to cardia rehab. I'm doing a lot of cardio now and trying to lose weight too while waiting for my surgery. It helps to be proactive. Have you lost weight during or since the surgery?
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    You can do it! Go get 'em!
    3837 days ago
    George, glad you're feeling better and committed to the rehab process. My husband had heart value surgery and said the coolest part was that after the surgery, when he exercised regularly, he got stronger. Beforehand, he just got tired each time. I hope you have a similar experience.

    Good luck with the biggest loser challenge. Anyone who likes purple is a winner in my book!

    3837 days ago
    You won't need any luck, George, you are going to NAIL this and do great, I know! Keep us posted how it's going--wishing you all the best as you continue to get stronger and recuperate!


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