I am finally getting around to post one of the most important factors in my recovery from POTs, my fitness routine.
During the first month of POTs (before diagnosis) I went from being in a wheelchair, barley able to stand; upon standing my blood pressure would drop at least 35 points leaving me faint and blacking out. I went through this until I was put on medication to help raise my blood pressure. I then started slowly walking, my husband would go with me everyday. In the beginning, I would barely make it a block. I pushed through every single day and slowly made it to where I am today.
I am currently training about 4-5 days a week, two of those days with my trainer. Marisol with Marisol Fitness. It has been a long hard road.
Before my crash and being diagnosed with POTs syndrome, I was and extremely active person. I ran my first marathon in 2010 after never being a true runner. I worked with trainers, nutritionists, mentors and other professional athletes until I become one myself. I was so passionate about being active and healthy. I couldn’t ever imagine getting to the scary point I did with my health and POTs.
Currently, recovering from POTs syndrome, I finally found a trainer who can push me to a certain extent and is so passionate about helping others achieve their personal fitness goals. Marisol understands my personal struggles and still pushes me above what I thought I was able to do. Throughout my training sessions with Marisol, I have become stronger, leaner and finally working off the excess flab of not being able to work out for a year! As you can imagine, being an athlete prior to POTs it was devastating to not be able to workout. Since starting my workouts I find myself being less stressed, anxiety is lower and I have been able to start sleeping through the night.
I wanted to remind my friends and the POTs community not to forget that you can accomplish anything you put your mind to. Get up everyday, shower, get mentally prepared to push yourself to get better. Using a bike and slowly working your way up can make all the difference in the world. Don’t give up. Be a fighter and find a trainer who gets it. Working out with a trainer or buddy helps you overcome the fears of being able to workout on your own.
I hope you enjoy some of my workout routines and feel inspired start moving!
My current workout schedule:
Monday- Morning run 1-2 Miles (just to get moving) 6PM-7PM Training with Marisol-(Strength weight training). Exercises will be posted soon.
Tuesday- Morning on Treadmill for 45 mins or a gym workout with my husband.
Wednesday- 6PM-7PM Training with Marisol-(Strength weight training). Exercises will be posted soon.
Thursday- Usually take the day off.
Friday- Morning run and AB workout.
Saturday- Easy beach hike with my Hubby or the day off. (Nothing to crazy).
Sunday- Light morning jog and some leg work.
I can, I will.