Workouts last spring:
Dead Lifts 90-120 lbs
Squats with 120-145 lbs
Bench press 100 lbs
Clean and press
Curls 35-45 lbs
Yoga twice per week
Running 2-6 miles two days each week (Walk/jog not run the whole way)
Swimming a mile in 45 minutes a couple of days per week
Riding my bike 30-40 miles once a week
Not bad for an overweight grandma
Lifted too heavy
I kept “working through the pain”
But I liked lifting, getting stronger.
I liked the other grannies I lifted with.
So I kept lifting.
Then it was too painful to workout
Can’t buckle my bra
Can’t do my hair
Trouble sleeping because of pain
No biking, swimming, yoga, lifting,
And Physical Therapy
Got very weak
Frozen by July
Surgery in September
Physical therapy for months
Discomfort even when not using it
No more PT!
Time to start lifting again
Only with a trainer
1 pound weights for curls
My arm is weak
“Squats,” my trainer says.
“My shoulder!” I tell her.
“More squats!” she says.
“But it’s my shoulder we are working on!”
“It’s your wellness we are working on!”
So I do squats
Squats with a medicine ball
Squats with weights
Y’s, T’s, W’s
Ropes while jogging in place
Tossing the eight pound ball
Whole body workout
Strengthen the core
Today I lifted 5 pound weights for my Y’s, T’s, and W’s.
Rows with the 45lbs bar!
Leg presses 140lbs!
Walk/jogged three miles!
I am getting stronger. And healthier!
Maybe I will do a triathlon in April after all!
Maybe I will be able to ride in the “Five Burroughs” bike ride with Ron the first weekend in May.
Maybe I’ll ride the whole 100 miles at the Hotter ‘N Hell Hundred this year!
Nope. There is no way I am riding the whole 100 mile HHH! I’ll stick with the 25 mile route and be glad to be able to ride again.