Slacked this week on posting my workouts on CFB, but happy to say that at least I didn't slack on the workouts. I was really pleased to have completed my second full week on a planned exercise regime. It's been 8 months since I've been able to do this, so it's a long time coming!
Decided to work on the incline trainer yesterday but lost my head and started to run intervals a good week before I planned on giving that another try.
The HIIT intervals definitely taxed my vestibular system and ended up needing all of last night to re-coup, but at some level it was worth it. I was sprinting all out and it was nice to see that I could do that and not go in to a full vertigo attack (hence the Topsy-turvy comment).
Two more weeks on the current Turbulence Training program and then I hope to move on to a more aggressive workout.
My reason for posting these updates is two-fold
It does help to keep me accountable. It's difficult to get thru any given day without experiencing symptoms of the Meniere's disease. I can let those symptoms render me incapable of exercise or I can take advantage of the times I'm feeling well to keep myself moving. I choose the later.
There may be someone reading this who feels that they are unable to exercise for one reason or another. I hope by reading my postings that they realize that they can always do SOMETHING. Get outside and take a walk, turn on Exercise TV and follow along with a yoga or Pilates workout or start with simple bodyweight exercises. Most importantly, start today!
Remember, the journey to better health starts one step at a time!