Hurting

I have been trying to be religious about attending my flip fitness class.

Until last week.

I left class and as I walked away, my right knee started flaring up. Not good, considering that I have two knee replacements.

I have picked up a fitbit, because throwing my leg into different positions may not be the thing to do: it might be time to gp back to basics, while my knee heals.It’s rough after having gone through the knee replacements, because you remember how it feels when things swell up and then when it actually blows up again.It’s like it’s your worse nightmare.

Walking will be the tour de force for the next few weeks until the knee quiets down.Here’s hoping that it will.

Loosen up the knots

I had really rough back pain this week, and then when the orthopedic physician said about arthritis working in the equation, well, the pain in the head worrying about it was almost matching the pain in my lower back.

I forgot one thing. Flip fitness class.

Fortunately my instructor is always looking for feedback and ways that participants in the class feel that they can get more out of it, or benefit from it.I made it a point to let Jackie know about my back and we worked more core and stretches.It was insane, because I started the class feeling lousy, and left pretty well loosened up. Movement may start out as painful, but when you get things moving, it’s incredible how different you feel.

The funniest thing was we had some good laughs in class tonight, and my buddies and I laughed so hard there were tears coming out of our eyes,Fortunately Jackie is a good sport, because as much as we tried to stop laughing, we couldn’t….after all, laughter is the best medicine!

You need to come out and try this Flip Fitness Class. Message me and I’ll give you the vitals. Young, old, you move and you feel good!

Laughing through Fitness

When September returned, so did my Flip Fitness class-boy did I miss it!

The wonderful thing about Flip Fitness is that you are exercising: you aren’t home, on a sofa, stuffing your face or out sitting on a bar stool. You are actually feeling blood move through your body as you exercise.Your lungs are exhaling when you start your seated crunch and inhaling on the way up…it’s a great class to get your feet wet when you want to take charge of your body again, especially if you haven’t been, of late.After you’ve been to a few classes, you start to feel the accomplishment reflected in your body.

Even more fun is that we laugh. Really.We do. We crack up between exercises and talk about our day, our spouses, our bosses and with the exertion of the exercise,the laughter is the cherry on top.

Flip fitness is through the area: leave me a comment and I’ll message you where I go and the times.

Trust me:you’ll thank me!You’ll have a good ache from the exercising, and a bigger ache from the laughter!

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Flipping that Fitness

We had our Flip Fitness class tonight, and we had a few more people than last week which was great.I don’t know if it was due to a slight cool front that had moved through.It made the exercising a little more tolerable.

Our instructor,Jackie was there along with Jess, the young instructor who will have us for the nest two weeks.Jackie is going on vacation so we get to break Jess in solo. It’s funny, because Jackie started the class and then handed the class over to Jess.We were kind of razzing her last week about being so young, but she does know her stuff!

We keep busting on Jackie that each exercise that she has us do, there is a certain number of repetitions we have to do. Well, when Jackie does the count, the numbers go flying magically out the window. We usually do up to a count of ten when we do repetitions.Jackie doesn’t care for anything but ten. We decided to keep a loud verbal count so she’d know we know how to count too!

I have met some good friends through the class, and it’s great to be out among women who are enjoying some time together working on ourselves.We forget that, though, because laughter, being the best medicine, makes our hearts happy and the rest of the body falls in line.

Getting the body moving? It’s good to be able to do it!

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A laughing good time

There weren’t that many of us in our Flip Fitness class tonight, but we still had a blast.

Our teacher, Jackie, plays a variety of music for us to do the exercises to.Some from the fifties, sixties, all the way up to ” Happy”. With Jackie, tonight, was Jess, who was training with Jackie and she is just a baby, in a matter of speaking She just had a baby a little while ago, and looks fabulous forty pounds thinner.It was too funny, though, because when the seventies music was on,and I/we were singing, I was teasing Jess, saying that she didn’t even know WHO Three Dog Night were.My fellow classmates chuckled, as we are in the same age bracket.The kids today are a hoot, because sure they know all the songs: they either google or you tube them. As the class went on, we talked about transistor radios.I jokingly told Jess she needed to bring a nine volt battery for class next week for her transistor radio.

It is good to be able to exercise. It is better to exercise in a group.It’s the best if you can laugh while you are doing it.

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Wild World of Physical Therapy

I’m back!

I went to this spot for physical therapy before and I am sure**insert heavy sarcasm here** they are just going to LOVE seeing me again.

The orthopaedic doctor I saw for my hip seems to think that a dose of physical therapy might be all I need to get the party started, and, for once, I am hoping he is right. I caught an earlier bus today and got off to take the train that actually would require me to walk to work. Fitting, I thought, since getting fit is what I need to do. The only thing I really don’t care for in the physical therapy world is the initial “You have to come in a half hour early to fill in paperwork.”, which is something I really think they can do without.

I top off the day with my Flip Fitness exercise class tonight, so hopefully I won’t be too sore, considering the amount of things I’ll have done in therapy.

Here’s hoping!

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How long?

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So my latest fall was this past Monday, and the soreness that followed was to be expected.

I went to my flip fitness class last night and the soreness that wasn’t too bad, well, it seems as if it were awakened by the exercise. Not too much fun, especially when you are left to go scrounging for rubbing alcohol to try to take the ache out. I thought I was using my head and doing moderate versions of the exercises, but I guess I was wrong. I came in here today like a Walter Brennan** remember the Real McCoys?** stand in. I have to admit it is not a really attractive look. The fact that I have been trying to cook healthier for us and now that it is getting warmer,introducing more fruit, well, when you are aching, you really just don’t give a hoot.

I can only hope that the ache dissipates for the weekend and on the mend becomes a permanent state.