I'm just about to head to the gym to catch up with them about how I'm finding the programme they set up for me. It's been a week of more wobbling. I had bad fluid retention and breathlessness for a number of days after my "encounter" with the cross trainer. My GP told me that people with an ICD can't be referred to the Live Active scheme. (Not sure then why it's fine to take exercise advice from someone even less qualified?) She also put the fear of God into me regarding my defibrillator going off during exercise and was horrified to hear my heart rate wasn't being monitored. Just as I had calmed myself down about that, reminding myself that the consultants all laughed me out of the room when I suggested I could exercise to the point of 200bpm, I checked my heart rate (fitbit) on a leisurely walk to my daughter's school, only to find my heart rate was 149! Aaaargh!
I'm managing to be sensible again now, accepting I need to continue trying to improve fitness without any structured support and that means being patient and taking things very slowly, ie goodbye and good riddance to the cross trainer! 😂 I'm hoping my 149bpm was partially caused by stress (playground at pick-up is a stressful place) and reminding myself that 149 is NOT the same as 200.
Just hope I can remain rational and able to communicate once I'm in the gym. Hoping a) that the music is not too loud and b) that I don't get the same guy I had last week.
Wish me luck!