Rabbit's Return to Fitness

RabbitLorna

Member
from Scotland
Posts: 12
I have caught covid twice in less than three months, and I've accepted that I'm going to have to slowly work my way up to full fitness again!

I'm starting with Baseline, and hopefully in 30 days time I'll be ready to take on one of the Level 2 programs!

Day 1: Sept 26th
Baseline - Day 1 - Level III
 

RabbitLorna

Member
from Scotland
Posts: 12
@Sif_Shepard @TakingBabyStepsBack Thank you both for your kind words :) Thankfully the symptoms haven't been too bad, but I also don't want to push my luck and do too much and make my recovery longer!

I did the exercises just after midnight, but it's been a busy work day and time just got away from me 😂
Will try and exercise a bit earlier tomorrow!

Day 2: Sept 27th
Baseline - Day 2 - Level I
 

RabbitLorna

Member
from Scotland
Posts: 12
Sinus headaches and general fatigue caught up with me these last couple of weeks, and it's been hit and miss as to whether I exercised or not... but I'm trying not to beat myself up about it and I'm getting back to the program!

I'm very grateful for the tick box for completed days, so I can remember where I got to!

Day 1: Oct 8th
Baseline - Day 5 - Level II
 

RabbitLorna

Member
from Scotland
Posts: 12
@Sif_Shepard Thank you! It's good to be back!

I'm hoping that taking it slow and steady will get me back into the swing of things, and so far it's going well!

Day 2: Nov 1st
Baseline - Day 2 - Level I (note to self: exercise before you leave the house for 12 hours, so you don't end up exercising at nearly midnight, lol)

Day 3: Nov 2nd
Baseline - Day 3 - Level III
 

RabbitLorna

Member
from Scotland
Posts: 12
I'm still going! Glad I picked Baseline as a program, because the 'sit to stand' exercise is challenging, so I think anything more difficult would have been too much for me right now :D

Day 4: Nov 3rd
Baseline - Day 4 - Level I (did not learn my lesson and ended up exercising at 11pm after I got home, lol)

Day 5: Nov 4th
Baseline - Day 5 - Level III
 

RabbitLorna

Member
from Scotland
Posts: 12
Had a busy weekend doing fun things and it's been so good to get out and do things and not be tired all the time!

Day 6: Nov 5th
5km walk (went to see the fireworks!)

Day 7: Nov 6th
6km walk (and visited the market!)

Day 8: Nov 7th
Baseline - Day 6 - Level III (and done at a reasonable hour in my lunch break 🎉)
15 mins on the exercise bike (first time back on since covid)
 

RabbitLorna

Member
from Scotland
Posts: 12
@SkorpionUK I feel you on that, I've always struggled with sleep, and when I do finally get into a pattern, it only takes one little thing to throw it all off! And I'm a zombie in the mornings, so even when I do wake up early, it takes me so long to actually do anything useful...

I was back on the bike for the first time this weekend, and even though it was tough, I feel like I've already regained a lot of my fitness!

Day 13: Nov 12th
1h20 / 11km mountain biking (it was so muddy and I loved every minute of it!)

Day 14: Nov 13th
6km hike

Day 15: Nov 14th
Baseline - Day 11 - Level III
 

SkorpionUK

Well-known member
Sorceress from Germany
Posts: 128
"Building good habits"
@SkorpionUK I feel you on that, I've always struggled with sleep, and when I do finally get into a pattern, it only takes one little thing to throw it all off! And I'm a zombie in the mornings, so even when I do wake up early, it takes me so long to actually do anything useful...
I'm exactly like this! Have been for decades...
I came to realise that 2pm is when I can expect to function, so anything I do before then is a bonus. But I can continue on much later than others so it evens out.
 
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