I had daily exercises assigned by the therapist as well. Initially, however, just getting out of the bed to go to the bathroom was a major work out. Over time, that has diminished. As it has, the intensity of the formal therapy increased.
Now the formal therapy is over. I have 6 exercises to do at home every day. I took a couple of workout DVD's to my therapist to see which ones to use going forward. For now, neither. She suggested that I watch any workout DVD with fresh eyes, looking for movements that might move my hip in a way I shouldn't just yet. (Bellydance is out until all the hip precautions are removed, which could be 6 months.)
It is going to be harder now to stay motivated. I want my hip to get well and be fully functional. Still, I know in time as my hip feels more and more normal the motivation will wane to do those exercises. My hope is, I'll be eager to move on to one of the DVDs. Time will tell.
Just to update - I have driven the car in the parking lot enough to give 65MD comfort that I haven't forgotten how. Today, I drive solo. Slowly, slowly I am getting back to my former routines. I still have discomfort in my hip and thigh. And, my gait is not right, but then again, I don't think it was 'right' before surgery.