Monday – 50 min walk, 60 min restorative yoga class
Tuesday – 30 min yogaglo class, 60 min walk, KB workout (100 swings w/8kg, 220 swings w/12kg, C&P ladder (5/4/3/2/1) w/8kg, Goblet squat w/8kg alt w/30 sec planks)
Wednesday – 90 min yoga class w/Cate
Thursday – 60 min bush walk, 30 min yoga on my own, joint mobility x2
Friday – 60 min bush walk, 30 min yogaglo yin class, KB workout (100 warm-up swings w/12kg, 50 dh swings w/16kg, C&P ladder (5/4) w/12kg
**first time swinging 16kg post surgery. first time doing a C&P w/12kg**
Saturday – 60 yin yoga w/yogaglo
Sunday – 30 restorative yoga. Stiff in my oblique areas. Figure this must be from the C&P work that I did on Friday? And the increased weights. The (extreme) yin yoga class was quite a bit of shoulder and hip work so don’t think it was from that.
This is my 2nd completed week of workouts post surgery. Everything seems to be going well and I’m feeling very positive about my workouts. I do have a nagging question about if I’m doing too much. Sometimes one day in between workouts doesn’t quite seem enough for recovery but yet 2 days in between workouts makes me feel like I’m a slacker.
There isn’t much information that I’ve been able to find, or many blogs or forum posts with information about middle-aged women and training. I don’t want to over-train and increase the wear and tear on this body, but I also thoroughly enjoy my training (and walking and yoga) and so I don’t want to cut down on any of them.
I’m in a bit of a conundrum about it all and looking for answers that are appropriate to me (rather than what is appropriate for other demographics). I suppose it’s just a matter of finding what works best for me and my life and my body. I just wish I could find something to read about boomer women and adjustments. Or someone to chat about it with – who has some real-life experience not just theory or projection. I honestly don’t know of any women in the 55+ age group (in my REAL life) who work out regularly to even cuss and discuss this with.
Which brings me to yoga and adjustments…..I really want to add inversions to my yoga work but I don’t know where to start and there aren’t any instructors down here with experience with curvy, middle-aged women with high blood pressure doing headstands or shoulder-stands.
It could simply be that I’ve left it too late – that at my age and condition, I really shouldn’t even be thinking about it. Maybe it’s not safe for me to do them? I’m not sure. I’ve read that inversions can be so good for you – but are they good for ME? The thing is – I don’t have anyone to tell me that I should or shouldn’t do them. I don’t have anyone to consult with on whether I should drop the idea or pursue it.
There is an audio seminar with Judith Hanson Lasater on yogauonline, focused on inversions so I might invest in that as a starting point. I’ve also posted the question to Anna at Curvy Yoga. I’m trying to gather information.