2016 was quite a year in the health department. It began with strange pain and ended with two surgeries six weeks apart along with a challenging three month physical therapy regime. Hoo boy! What a year! During this down time, I gained a couple of pounds each month. 'Probably normal during such circumstances. Now that I've been released to work out again, I am not quite sure what to do or where to begin. If you'd like to read about all the crazy emotions I am feeling, please take a look at my post titled
This moment in time is quite overwhelming. The goal of physical therapy was to get my injured side back to 80%, so there are some balance issues. I've decided to write a series of posts about my journey both physical and emotional. I am certainly not an expert, but I'd like to tell you what works for me. What am I? A fifty something grandmother that enjoys mud runs, heavy lifting, and aerial fitness. You can expect to see recipes and nutrition ideas along with book reviews, basic workouts, flexibility and running schedules. I hope I have the courage to talk about the failures and disappointments, too. We'll see! Suggestions are welcomed and appreciated. Right now, I need all the support I can get!
In the Rest and Heal post, my sweet blogger friend, Sue, suggested I try a book titled Forever Painless, so of course I googled it, found it, and read the free sample online. I visited the author's website and reviewed short videos on YouTube. After my detective work ;-) I reserved a copy at my local book store. ;-) The book is written by Miranda Esmonde-White. It is a perfect starting place for me, focusing on gentle stretches and strengthening movements to be done at my pace. This is the bridge I was looking for! The plan only takes about 30 minutes each day. 30 minutes! We all feel crunched for time, right? So far, these quiet little sessions with Miranda have been very helpful. I am already feeling less pain and more confidence!
Here is the cover of the book:
Partial Synopsis from The Publisher: In Forever Painless, Miranda provides detailed instructions for gentle exercise designed to ease discomfort in the feet and ankles, knees, hips, back, and neck—allowing anyone to live happier, healthier, and pain-free no matter their age.
I'd like to send a big thank you to Sue! BTW... Sue is the mastermind of Crochet Addict. I hope you have time to visit her, too!
OK. Back to Fitness after 50 on Friday. ;-) What do you think? I'd love to hear your thoughts!