I had a serious chemo routine and during that time, I did some exercises with bands at home. Going to the gym was a no-no as I was immune compromised for probably half of my regime. I had infused chemo, oral chemo and a Biologic. The Chemo treatments lasted for a year. What I did as often as I could was walk outdoors. I am a big advocate of walking outdoors which lifted my spirits 100% of the time. When I was pronounced in remission and discontinued treatment, I have to say I was intimidated to go back to the gym. I was a five day a week gym rat prior to cancer. I hired a trainer that I thought was compassionate, but would push me. Nine month later I was competing in an event called the Sampson Challenge. It’s a ten event competition with things like rowing, sand bag run, tire flipping, swimming, etc. My goal was to only to finish! I worked with my trainer and took a class with others preparing for the competition. Not only did I finish, I came in 2nd in my age group. I worked out with my trainer once a week, and did stuff on my own the rest of the time. Getting strong and feeling good about myself really helped me get back to a “normal” life. During diagnosis and treatment, my world revolved around illness, and to anyone reading this, you know that gets OLD!