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Do it anyway

Screen Shot 2015-11-17 at 21.00.50I learned an important lesson today.

A guy I follow called Lasse Tufte put a challenge out on the internet. Do a plank on the elbows with the feet on the wall and take the time. I didn’t think I could do it but decided to try it out.

Since my PT cancelled our lesson I went to the gym and took a trip in the hamster wheel to warm up and break a little sweat. Then I tried and I surprised myself big time. I managed to hold it for 45 sec.  – Therefore I’ll try not to judge myself/determined what I’m capable of before trying it out or just do it anyway 😉

So proud of myself today – I take this as major progress 🙂

 

 

I did it – goal reached and bar raised

Holmekollen, Oslo at Color Me Rad
I actually did it in spite of obstacles 🙂 I ran my first official 5K – Color Me Rad (Oslo) last weekend and I loved it.

My time was 29 minutes and I’m proud because I started in the back a field of almost 2000 people, so I had to worm my way though the walking crowd. Then halfway we got a cup of water to drink and it was really cold so my stomach felt like it should explode but I ran. The only times I didn’t run were on the very steep hills so I’m very happy 🙂

I started running in the spring and if I can do it with challenges like dyspraxia you can do it 🙂 You just need to find the things that motivates you. For me it was the thought of being on the SUP board again on Bondi Beach with my surf trainer and learning to ride the waves without taking a bath 😉 Who know I might even get strong enough to surf a real wave.

Another thing is to find the right race to be the first one and in my opinion Color Me Rad is a really good race to start in because I didn’t just watch a lot of bags in front of me. Beside that it’s really funny to participate.

One goal reached and one thing more on my bucket list done 🙂 Now I’ve raised the bars and going to run for a serious 5K and later a 10K 🙂

Reach your exercise goals faster – Get a PT

Bekkestua SATS

Bekkestua SATS

When I returned from Australia in February I knew I had to change my life and one area was to get much stronger. In the autumn I was 2 months in bed and 3 months on crutches because of the shingles and it cost me a lot of strength. I needed that strength back and build an even stronger body than that. Therefore I got a PT and did the impossible possible 🙂 – read more about my experience and advice on getting a PT when you live with dyspraxia

When hating running turned into a love story

Screen Shot 2015-05-27 at 21.28.02I’ve tried so many time to start running and I hated it. It was boring, I felt that my legs wouldn’t cooperate etc. BUT – 1,5 week ago I started running.

Why? –

I need to get my legs working and I need them to be my friends. To succeed that I’ve  to make them stronger  and running is a good way. You might think they now. It started when I was on vacation and I was out on Bondi Beach on a S.U.P board – I want to learn to surf and be good at it and to do that I need strong legs. Beside that I want to start sand running when I move to Australia because I love the ocean and the feeling of the wet sand.

That means that this time I’m doing it because I want to and not because I’m pressured to do it or have to do it.

My strategy this time

First I signed up at a 5 km run in August – Color Me Rad, to award myself with a crazy run.

Second I bought light weight running shoes made for front feet running. No big heal, no support, no cement shoes helping gravity keeping my feet on the ground and lastly on sale. That is a good start I can tell you. (I read a lot of articles before chosing shoes and talked to my PT so I knew what I wanted).

Third I found a program to start on for beginners from a store here in Norway specialised in running shoes. I wanted to have a good start. Some days I’ve to walk up hill and run down and living on a mountain I’ve no problems finding roads with a good slant ;-D

Last I dragged myself out of the house and began running. The first times was on a scale on 1-10 about -50 in motivation because of my bad experiences in my past. I often did my running first and then ended it at the shopping center to have a goal to motivate myself. So I did my shopping and walked home again.

To avoid tight muscles I use trigger point because else my PT will torture me once a week with his kind of trigger pont and I promise you one thing you don’t wanna experience that 😀

What happened?

Weird enough I did good in the running process and something just clicked in my heart. Saturday when I woke up I actually wanted to go running but didn’t because it was my rest-day.

Today I couldn’t wait going home and run. I got impatient in the sub-way. For the first time the ride was way to long. I happily dived into my running clothes and put on my magic shoes and off I went. While running I realised that I love running. STOP – hey what is going on here – did I just say I love running – what the fu.. – What has happened here.

Yes I’ve started a new love story in my life. I actually love running and it makes me happy running and listening to music just me and my magic shoes.

“Stepped over the line” – Day one in a new life

I need to get in sFeatured imagehape and regain full control over my body so I’m not a prisoner in my own body. Therefore I’ve made an exercise regime to get me there.

Today I started on a 12 weeks running-program for beginners because the 22nd of August I’m participating in ColorMeRad five km run. Some have asked me why I chose ColorMeRad – Easy answer – it’s so crazy and I get a multicoloured body afterwards. For me that is a very good reward ;-D

Today I had to speed walk and I did my shopping on the way so I got a light weight down hill walk and a heavy climb up again to the house. It was a 3,4 km walk on a cold but lovely day. Apparently I chose a good time to walk because it’s raining now.

Normally I find running boring but my little friend was out today and she asked me if I could pronounce her cat’s name “tiger”. When I could do that I got thumps up and could carry on with my speed walking. 😀  Beside that I’m going to make it one of my ways of meditating. Already today I could feel how much happier I felt after the walk. The program is build in a way so I’ve to use 3 days a week to reach my goal.

Beside that I’ve my weekly PT-lesson where I’m having major progress now because my PT is good at pressuring me to the point where my body gets out of control and that is very important according to the dyspraxia. It helps me getting better body control fast.

To get better coordination I dance swing ones a week.

If one of these things isn’t possible I go swimming.

Once a month I have a session at the rehab center in the hot water pool with watsu (water therapy) to get my body stretched and relaxed. At home I use a waff and triggerpoint roller to stretch and gain more mobility especially my hip.

I know this is a huge program so diet and mentality needs a push but I’ve asked for help and now I hope to get a positive answer. Beside that on facebook I’ve asked for others who are interested in an online sparring-partner for mutual support in reaching our respective goals so if you are interested let me know or if you are interested in coaching me let me know 🙂

Today I did it

I gathered enough courage to go to the local swimming pool and it might sound crazy to you but for me it was such a huge deal that I’m so over the moon.

It’s about 11 years ago that I’ve been in a local swimming pool after that I’ve only been swimming in the ocean and fjords in the summer and the last 4 years only in the company of others with close relationship. The reason is that after a flue went into my nerve system in april 2011 my dyspraxia (motoric control disorder) in the legs has increased. While I can jump, run, dance etc. like every body else, then my legs are having problems adjusting to walking on the ground and carry my full weight, when I’ve been weightless in water or standing on a S.U.P. board or running on a treadmill . It’s so embarrassing and annoying so therefore I’ve avoided being alone in these situations. On good days it’s like walking on legs that are sleeping but on bad days I hardly can control my legs.

I love swimming in the ocean so when I went to Bondi I knew that I had to just do it.  My big concern was how people would react because people can’t see that I’ve dyspraxia and yes the lifeguards on Bondi shouted at me one of the first days I was going to shore after taking a bath. I couldn’t hear what they were saying with their megaphone because of the waves but the way my legs gave in under me they probably though I was 1) drunk or 2) that the rip was giving me problems.

When I surfed/SUPed I had an instructor who supported me and knew what was going on so I felt safe and protected. At the same time my instructor wasn’t just a random instructor because I know I need PT’s and instructors that are patient, bossy and an empathic/caring side.

So you see going to the local swimming pool alone is a huge challenge for me. But I did it today and it was a success. My technique was so good that I had to switch to the lane reserved for fast swimmers. I managed 300 m in good pace, so I’m so happy.

Fallen in love with trigger point technique

Been doing trigger point for a couple of weeks now with my PT and started at home. This technique is magic and so easy to use. If it hurts there’s an area to release some tension in and you’re in full control of what to happens.

The benefits are major so read more on the site I made about it.

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