The former Biggest Loser trainer took to Instagram on Friday to reflect on his heart attack last February, sharing a personal photo of himself unconscious and hooked up to a ventilator. Harper was hospitalized for eight days after his heart attack, and spent two of those days in a coma.
"I am sharing an extremely private photo with all of you today. This was me 1 year and 10 days ago, in a coma," Harper captioned the pic. "TODAY I just did 18.1 (a CrossFit workout for for those of you that don’t know) @bricknewyork in the same room where I went into cardiac arrest."
"To say I am grateful for my life is a MAJOR understatement. The whole time I did that workout I just kept saying to myself 'I’m still here'. I am doing the #crossfitopen2018 because I AM STILL HERE!!" he continued. "Thank you to my #crossfitfamily and non CrossFit family for all of your encouragement. I’ll talk more about this today in my #twocupsin post. I am so LUCKY and SO GRATEFUL!!"
"I fainted one time in the gym, I started having these dizzy spells and I just kind of overlooked them," Harper, 52, recounted. "[I] just adapted,which was just the dumbest [thing to do]. I kicked myself over and over again about that."