I wanted to write this today, as it's something I struggle with. Exercise is not an easy thing to do, when you have constant nerve pain in your lower back, and a dodgy ankle.
This is what the NHS has to say about exercise guidelines for adults....physical activity guidelines for adults.
This is all well and good, for your average person. I'm too scared at the moment though! What if I go out and my ankle gives way, as it does regularly? Some days my back makes it difficult for me to get out of bed, on these days a little gentle movement helps, which enables me to do slightly more vigorous exercise...........but then that leads me back to my 1st problem, my ankle.
So what do I do? and others like me?
I shake my ass around the living room! That's what!
Yup, and not even to music. Last night I shook what my mama gave me to.........Rizzoli and Isles! A police drama. Do I look daft? Probably. Do I care? Not a bit! My blinds are closed and I'm having fun.
I have currently set myself a target of 7500 steps a day, which includes 20 mins of vigorous movement. I have a fitbit to help me keep track. I really am feeling the difference. I also don't have to worry about falling over, or my ankle giving in. I just collapse on the sofa if it hurts.
This is what I aim to see each day on my fitbit app...
Every day I see, at least, this. I take a screen shot and share it. I apologise if this drives people loopy! It's holding myself accountable.
Do you struggle to keep fit? Do you have any suggestions for an old wreck like me? Please do let me know, I am really trying to get mobile.
x Ojo x