I tried a new Zumba instructor last night. It was hard to follow her.....lots of hip hop/rap and pop songs with hard-to-follow rhythms. I'm used to the latin/salsa beats and can usually work up a good sweat for the whole hour.
Stiff and sore today....bad knee even when I wear a brace. My sister was there too; reminding me maybe I shouldn't keep lifting my arms above my head.....increased heart rate not good for older women yada yada yada.
I always put my arms into it.....feels good for my left shoulder especially with it's arthritic, limited range of motion.
Try to work out/dance and do weights every other day. And remember I roller skated on my birthday; won a 5K medal for finishing first in my age group.....the only entrant!
I park far away in parking lots so I HAVE to walk further! I open the house each morning with yoga stretches and bends and sun salutes.
I want to keep doing more and more; yet this darn knee is bugging me; and lately I've had to wear my glasses to class to follow the new moves. Glasses are sure annoying when you're sweating! I'm standing as I type at my desk.....don't want to get 'sitting disease!' But, yes.....I do sit too long at times. So balancing it each day with a walk or class or......as soon as this pollen heads out....my yard and garden work! That's another love for me.....lots of bending, lifting, hauling, raking! Such a great feeling when I work my butt off anywhere!!!
I'm going to keep up this standing while I work! I've discovered using my laptop on the kitchen island is the perfect height for doing leg lifts and swings, squats, and with the right music....good ol' shaking and wiggling my booty...as the Littles call it!
I'm weepy and wondering why I'm tired, stiff, no oomph this Monday morning?!? Don't want to give in to discomfort, difficulty, denial!!! I want to always keep my vim and vigor, zest and eagerness to try new things.
When the big girls come this summer, we may try zip lining, tree climbing and rope bridges; I only ever take them places where I WILL DO whatever they do!!!
With the three young grandkids that live nearby, I going to become better prepared. Filling up my car with the hula hoop, jump rope, frisbee and the soccer ball for our visits to parks and playgrounds will mean I'll have to participate too! NOT going to sit on the bench and watch just because they don't need their swings pushed anymore. Kicking and dashing for the soccer ball and jumping rope I can do......and it sounds waaaaay more exciting than when they say "chase me, Grandma!"
If I take care of my knee, I can ride my bike more often. I have an old cruiser (two actually...keep one at the beach community in CA where the older kids live.) My excuse here at home? We live in a cul de sac, and it's difficult to reach the end of the street as it continuously rises to the stop sign! BUT....if I make it, oh the possibilities!
So.....strengthening my quads'll be nice,
In the meantime, heat and ice!
Proper shoe support will highly rate,
My knees will definitely appreciate!
Want to keep stretching and reaching for more,
One more paddleboard along the shore!
Going to cross every finish line...
Can't stop ME number sixty-nine!