Thursday, May 12, 2011

Movin and groovin !

Have you ever tried to release a screw that has become rusted shut to a surface ? Hard to do , but not impossible when you spray a little WD40 on it. That is how I feel after being so sedimentary for so long ! I believe I actually heard my knees creaking while I started moving again.

I am officially at a level of speed, fitness and endurance that a 10 minute old baby is at. Like a 10 minute old baby, I will stretch , move and improve. I decided to use a Qi Healing workout, the stationary pedal bike and just simple walking to start. The Qi is a very gentle movement routine recommended for arthritis sufferers, Seniors and people who wish to improve flexibility. I pulled out my DVD routine this morning with the intention of doing the full half hour routine, but found that after 10 minutes I had to stop. My spine has become so tight from the inactivity that the twist were starting to make me feel very dizzy and off balance. No problem- 10 minutes is a good starting point ! I then moved to the bike and was able to get in 5 minutes of pedaling before my knee was feeling discomfort. Again, not perfect , but a great start. A few minutes later I began hall walking. Still using my cane  because every now and then for no reason my knee totally gives out. I am able to do 5 minute sessions of this right now, several times throughout the day. Again, not a perfect thing, but after almost 6 months of recovery time, a fantastic start. The idea is to rebuild muscle, increase strength and NOT re-injure the knee.

Day one down...onward and upward !

3 comments:

Shabby Chic Mom- Susie said...

Just getting up and moving and stretching is a wonderful start. Soon your endurance and strength will build up and you can add onto it from there ... WAY TO GO

Diane, Fit to the Finish said...

Glad to see you blogging again, and so sorry that you are struggling with your mobility. I saw a lot of your facebook status updates about your family history research - very interesting. Hope you are having a good weekend.

Faith said...

The hardest part is the starting. It will get easier and easier and you'll be amazing yourself with what you can do in no time!

Love your attitude!!