I went to Physical Therapy this morning and am happy to post that I am getting stronger and stronger. I was placed on this biofeedback machine measuring my muscles. Apparently, my muscles and brain are working great together. I am now doing three sets of 15 on this machine. I do not know the name of the exercises but great strength training. I am trying to mimic these exercises on my Bowflex. I was also allowed to ride the posture bike. I range between 6.5 and 7.4 mph. The PT let me ride for 18 minutes. I burned like 350 calories and rode 5.5 miles. I feel great and have tons of energy. I think because I am now sleeping better, no constant shoulder pains. I am going to continue going to PT until the doctor says to stop because it forces me to workout. I am going to start putting on my tennis shoes and coming home and walking on my treadmill to finish my workout since I am no longer hiking. I keep trying to find a walking buddy, but it is hard. Complete stranger obtained from the internet is a scary thing. I found one woman who walks with a group of women at the local community college, but they walk at night, which is not good for me. I will keep looking. If you know a reputable web site, send it my way. Until then, I will continue with PT. Once that is done, I will go back to walking at the lake by myself. I sure miss the challenge of my mountain.
Off to work. Have a great day everyone.