Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Crohn's and Fitness : Part Two

Well, just an update on the "program" I'm on. 
It's been a month and surprisingly everything is coming along well.  I say "surprisingly" because honestly, I was expecting more pain and fatigue then I am experiencing.  I still feel it, don't get me wrong, I was just expecting it to be worse.
My trainer, Kristine, is great.  She keeps me focused and is quick to correct my positioning and posture. We're working on my core, shoulders and hips but also working the glutes and chest.  The only equipment I use is a resistance band and a lacrosse ball for massaging the muscles.  Who knew pulling on a large rubber band and rolling a lacrosse ball along a wall actually works.  No need to spend hundreds of dollars on fancy equipment.  The ball really works on getting the kinks out and nicely massages the muscles to loosen them up.  She knows her stuff and constantly asks how things are going during the session so not to "hurt" myself.
Between sessions, I workout at home and the challenge is to remember to DO IT !!  And for the past month, I HAVE been.  There's a lot of self motivating and I've been making sure I do the exercises either everyday or every two days.  Starting next month, we're going to change it up as she puts it, but I don't know what that is yet.  But for the next month, going to keep it up.
My goal for now is to be "Fit by Fifty", which is my 2 year plan, and get back to my athletic physique.
I'm going to get willing.

Slow and steady wins the race

1 comment:

Cj said...

Yeah for You!