Friday, June 2, 2017

Exercise reboot - take three

Sigh. Muscle spasms yesterday were soooo painful! I'm now restricted to walking and yoga. The doctor said she wished she had a camera to take a picture of my expression. She knows I want to avoid the middle-age, menopause middle and that I'm really trying to stay active. I tried to talk my way into doing the Denise Austin DVDs, other routines, anything... she just shook her head at every 'offer' I made. Then she dropped the kicker - walking only, no 'high impact' intervals at all. Well, that just had me practically begging for something more. So, she said there wasn't a step limit.

Win! I think. The Doc knows me and I think I just got played. In fact, I'm 99% sure she let me do all that to think I'd won with no step limit. I'm not sure I care. I can walk until the cows come home and finish up with yoga and the stretches she wants me to do.

I'll start with the aim of getting 6k steps a day for the first week. If my back feels good, I'll bump it up 2k the second week. Cross your fingers!

I need to redo my walking playlist for slower songs - I mean, when the Rocky theme starts, the feet have to move as fast as they can! Any ideas? Please post them!

I've pulled out all the yoga DVDs and books, again. And am going back through them to come up with my own sequences. Do you have a favorite? Anything that really helps your back and core?

So, here we go again - hoping the third time is the charm.