So we just finished our first official Stroke Rehab session at Craven Swimming Pool and Fitness Centre. And I can’t talk for anyone else, but I think it was bloody outstanding! Again, I got to say a huge thank you to Tanya who helped me throughout. Having a second experienced pair of hands I can trust makes things x100 better.
Everyone got stuck into the exercises with real gusto and totally got the “I know it’s difficult, so we are going to do it again” attitude. I’ve said it before, but I will say it again, the attitude and work ethic I see in these people, put others to shame.
So here are a few thoughts I took away from the session today, in no particular order:
- No matter how well prepared you think you are, always expect a curve ball to catch you off guard.
- One of the most important skills we should develop is adaptability. So when we face something unexpected, we can roll with it, find a Plan B, and still keep progressing.
- You do not need expensive gym equipment to improve. Our “torture table” exercise was made after an afternoon spending £10 in charity shops.
- Sometimes you gotta stop beating yourself up over things. Sometimes you gotta just turn it into a game and let the good moves roll!
- Don’t do x100 shit repetitions. Much better to do 10×10 quality ones.
- I still bloody hate admin and would love someone to be able to take it off my hands so I don’t have to keep fuging it up.
Anyway, don’t forget to check the details of my stroke rehab session by clicking here. You will find the when/where/how etc of the session. And also a download of the exercises we do. They are all very simple and the more we do them, the better we get.