Anybody think movement isn’t essential? Anybody think mobility isn’t essential? Anyone think it doesn’t transfer into real life. I sure hope not. Movement and mobility are essential to everyone’s life. I don’t know about you, but I want to be able to move pain free when I’m 80 or 90. Start watching people. Notice how a lot of them are overweight and can barely walk without a limp or moving from side to side while they walk, or can hardly breathe. They might not even be overweight, they might be “skinny.” They might not be old, they might be pretty damn young. Watch the posture too. Hunched shoulders and pretty much the whole body out of alignment. It is truly sad and should not be that way. The social media and gaming generation is here.
For the past three or so months I have been getting up five minutes earlier and doing a five minute flow (Thanks Max Shank). It is just taking five minutes and moving. No set reps, no set schedule, just move, just flow. I have noticed a huge difference in my body and just how much easier it is to move. I think everyone should do this. Consistency matters. Try it for a month and see if you notice a difference.
Look at my mentor and friend, Keira Newton.
The Queen of movement and mobility. She is amazing. The bottom pic shows the hard work she has put in to become Gumby. The top pic she posted recently of her going under a barbed wire fence, proves that movement and mobility are the shit. Get Some!
So, my iron levels have been extremely low. I had some testing done and a uterine biopsy done before I left for PCC. I got back from PCC and had a follow up appointment on the 18th. Well, there was something in my uterus so she wanted to do an exploratory surgery and see what it was and then she would do an endometrial ablasion as well and hopefully eliminate a lot of bleeding.
Fast forward to May 27th, the day of the surgery. I was extremely nervous as I have never had any kind of surgery or anesthesia. I had to be at the hospital at 6 a.m. to get checked in and ready to go. Ready to go was 6:30 a.m. They were surprised it went so fast. It is because I take no medications and have no health problems. So now we sit and wait for the doctor to get there, which is around 7 a.m. Doctor gets there and goes over how everything will go. They take me back to the operating room…FREEZING COLD. Holy crap! They get me all set up on the bed and the mask goes over my face. I think I made it four breaths and I was out.
Came to okay and felt okay. I didn’t feel sick or anything, so I was happy. Hubby told me that during the surgery the doctor came out becuase the mass in my uterus was a lot bigger than she thought it would be and she wanted to make sure it was okay to get it out of there or to just abort the surgery and wait until another time. She was 99 percent sure it was not cancer, so they decided to remove the mass. I do recall her talking to me when I woke up and telling me that everything went well. WHEW.
Had to sit around for a wihle and then Tayler took me home. Now just to wait for the results of the biopsy, which should take about a week. It is really strange, but I can already tell a difference in how I feel. The body is an amazing thing.
Now we move on. I am starting my new program on June 1st and hope I will feel okay. I know I will need to start light. I will share my training here as well. I will also be starting a WHOLE30 on June 1st, so if anyone wants to tag along let me know. I will set up a private Facebook group to share thoughts, recipes and just general feelings.
I am also very excited for Monday, becuase my Kids Bootcamp starts. Ten week summer program using bodyweight, kettlebells and resets. It is going to be so fun.
HOLY SHIT – I thought it was 3.5 weeks to PCC, but I was wrong. It is 2.5 weeks to PCC. Eek!!!
20 – squats
20 – push ups
20 – hanging knee raise
10 – Aussie pull ups (forearm hurts) Round 1, Rounds, 2, 3, 4, and 5 were 5 pullups
I might die. I have zilch energy today!!!
10 hip thrusters
10 heavy swings
Yep, I do not feel like training at all. This is not good. I have 3.5 weeks to go to PCC and I feel like I’ve hit the wall. Not sure what my problem is. Lots of stuff going on I guess. My arm hurts again. I tried a pull up last week and seemed to have tweaked it a little. Chin-ups are fine. Pull-ups are out. Sucks. My hamstring/glute issue continues to bother me. Not debilitating, just irritating. I need to get it taken care of though. I need to find a way to break down the pain and loss of range of motion. I feel it will happen soon.
I am ready to not HAVE to train. I am ready to listen to my body and do what feels right. If I want to lift heavy like a mo-fo one day, I’m going to. If I feel like swinging like crazy one day, I’m going to. If I feel like doing nothing one day, I’m going to.
On a brighter note…I have some good things planned in the future and hope they work out.
Have you heard of these guys? Brothers Osborne? Very Cool. Love Them.
I went to a bodyweight exercise workshop on Saturday in Sioux Falls, hosted by Results Personal Training and presented by Aleks Salkin. I wanted to do this in order to help me prepare for PCC in May, about 4 weeks out. I left my house about 6 a.m. and spent six hours, crawling, doing push ups, chin ups, handstands, pistols, etc. All bodyweight exercises and the progressions of each one. Progressions are the most important thing to learn, in my opinion. The day was great and I learned a lot. Took the day off from training today, as my body is tired. I just want to sleep. Anyway… here are a few pics from the day.
My bridge felt great!!