Bob Harper is still healing mentally and physically following his cardiac arrest this past year.
In an intensely emotional post on Instagram Friday, Harper shared a chilling photo of himself while he was in a coma last year. The previous?The Biggest Loser?trainer, 52, wrote that it was an “extremely private photo.”
His reason behind sharing? Harper recently achieved a major milestone in his emotional recovery, learning the same room he’d experienced his heart attack.
“This was me 1 year and Ten days ago, inside a coma. TODAY I simply did 18.1 (a CrossFit workout for anyone that don’t know)?@bricknewyork?within the same room where I went into cardiac event,” he wrote in the caption.
I am sharing an incredibly private photo with all of you today. This was me 1 year and 10 days ago, in a coma. TODAY I just did 18.1 (a CrossFit workout for for those of you that do not know) @bricknewyork in the same room where I entered cardiac event. To state Thx for my every day life is a significant understatement. The whole time I did that workout I simply kept telling myself “I’m still here”. I am doing the #crossfitopen2018 because I AM STILL HERE!! Thanks to my #crossfitfamily and non CrossFit family for all of your encouragement. I’ll talk much more about this today in my #twocupsin post. I’m so LUCKY and SO GRATEFUL!!
“To say I am grateful for my every day life is a significant understatement. The whole time Used to do that workout I simply kept telling myself “I’m still here”. I am doing the?#crossfitopen2018?because I AM STILL HERE!! Thank you to my?#crossfitfamilyand non CrossFit family for all your encouragement. I’ll talk much more about this today within my?#twocupsin?post. I am so LUCKY and SO GRATEFUL!!”
In January, the personal trainer told PEOPLE Now he experienced an “identity crisis” after he was released in the hospital.
“Think about it. I was the workout guy. I was the one you found wish to workout and ask for health advice,” he said, adding he battled with depression.
He continued, “I had to go back to the drawing board and discover what my purpose was. Who I’m. I had to go through a great deal personally and emotionally.”
Despite experiencing the emotional toll, Harper said, “I’m feeling good. I’m feeling strong. I’m really looking forward to the brand new ventures that I’m doing.”
Looking back, Harper said he knew precisely what he’d tell himself soon after his heart attack.
“I guess, I would tell myself that it was all likely to be okay, and you are going to discover a way on this new path and it is all going to work out,” he explained. “I really do believe that you can’t stress on the large things or the little things and that i really try to live this way every day.”