Friday, December 01, 2017
So here is something fun for today...
In my take 10 challenge I am suppose to do 10 jumping jacks once every hour. With the bad state of my knees I won't even attempt to do this. I don't trust myself to move more than one leg off the ground as is. So I am thinking why not modify it instead and have some fun with it...
I started by standing with my feet hip width apart and stretching my arms over head, then bending down and touching my toes... Yes, I can actually still reach them with straight knees, lol ...and then I stand up and reach over head again. That is one count, simply repeat 10 times in a moderate controlled pace, so not to catch your momentum and let your body do the work. I set the kitchen timer to remind me when my hour is up.
When the timer rings I repeat the above activity and add one.. like for example
I stretch both arms to each side and bring them back together in the front of me, repeat stretching and bringing together for the count of ten... that's two movements in a row now. On hour three I add another and another at hour four and so on.
I'll switch the movements between upper and lower body. So the next movement here will be something for my legs.. like donkey kicks. All activities are going to be standing for me with the support of the back of a chair where needed for balance or holding on to in case of the donkey kicks. So by the time the day is up I have build 9 -10 activities in a row and have a decent workout. I am going to end the day by working through each activity twice which should give me about 20 minutes at the end in one gentle stretching workout. Just the thing to do for a rest day. I think I am going to have fun with this... who will join me?