Been a while since I posted and progress the last month or so has been good. First walking..
For some reason, walking more than a mile has been tough, and it may be a combination of anxiety and some weakness. What has helped is that my neck is getting much better, I have whats described as mechanical neck pain, but exercise is helping.
I've had an E-bike for the last few weeks and my hope was that cycling would help me build faster than walking. So far, it is. I can cycle 2-3 times a week and have been managing around 6 miles.
The biggest surprise was that its become comfortable more quickly, I can function ok after a ride and just have a little leg soreness. From a mental health perspective, I just enjoy the ride, far more than I enjoy walking!
I'm finding that cycling progresses my fitness much faster and allows me to keep my hear rate in zone 1 for endurance training.
Note that on top of this, I can function pretty normally, stand to wash the dishes, climb stairs whenever I need to
In fact, I enjoyed a meal out with my daughter a week ago, so I'm getting a social life back.
Once I'm a month into cycling, I'm going to have another crack at walking, however I may do it a different way. Supermarket shopping. Currently I use my mobility scooter, but I suspect as I can be on my feet in the house for 30 minutes, several times a day, I can push a trolly round the supermarket.
Its going ok, I still have much fitness to regain, but i'm able to progress. The fatigue seems to have gone, as long as I progress slowly, and do not go mad, by cycling 50 miles!!