This has been a really wet, wild and weird week. How is that for alliteration.
The grass is so tall, it was only cut on Sunday.
The plants I got in the ground are looking really good. I had hoped to transplant some more seedlings and thin out some Hosta but they are out of hand for transplanting now.
We will leave early in the morning and I will have no time for the yard till next Thursday at the earliest. We are going to Plattsburgh NY way up close to the Canadian Border.
We have to come back for my tooth extraction on Wednesday and after my tooth is pulled I have to drive 60 miles to Portland for DH to have a hip injection.
I have no idea how I will be able to do my ST but my resistance bands go everywhere with me. Our son has a tread mill that helps so I can do some cardio. I just remembered I can take my Leslie Sansonne disc along with me, I love that disc, a Spark friend gave it to me I NEVER would have bought it myself.
I have printed some of Coach Nicole’s videos and put them in a binder, I do find it easier to follow along but this will give my brain a workout for sure.
I was doing one of her Butt Blasting videos, I like it. There was no good position for my hands with my carpal Tunnel issues, 50 years of sewing I guess it is a repetitive motion injury.
I had to make a major adjustment. I do some of the video with my Fit ball supporting most of my chest, my hands only have to balance me on the ball and then I can do those kick backs.
After all of this time I can finally do the grapevine to perfection with Leslie Sansonne, then I started to do the kick boxing video for the Spring challenge.
Coach Nicole has us punching our arms in unison. Now instead of tangling my feet I tangle my arms instead.
I push when I should be pulling and I hook when I should be jabbing.
I have a good compromise. I simply pretend I have an opponent and lash out as I feel fit to enable me to keep up. I know I am expending lots of energy. I never have been any good at dancing but when I do the other exercises I try really hard to stay in good form.
At first I found I was unable to balance too well. I used to be able to do my tree postures, then the vertigo thing happened but I kept going with my exercises.
The seated Bands are quite easy to do now. At first they too were a mighty challenge, now I love doing them.
Slowly but surely I find I can do it, and once I can do it I can really go for correct form.
When one is 68 years young there has to be a little latitude allowed don’t you agree?
My vertigo whilst I am on my feet is feeling much better, I no longer bounce of the walls.
I have what they call BENIGN-PAROXYSMAL-POSITIONAL -VERTIGO. (BPPV) is the quick way to say it.
This is the kind of Vertigo that makes the room go zooming by. Its like being on a merry- go- round but you stay still while everything else goes flying by, round and round, it even goes on when you close your eyes.
I have NEVER been able to go on a merry go round, perhaps that is why I find the sensation so objectionable.
I will be trying to keep up with my friends. Keeping up with family is first priority then food and exercise then Sparking is bringing up the rear.
Just for the next few days.
I will miss you more than you me, I will catch up. HUGS Pat in Maine.