I had really cut back on my exercise routines, but it was killing me. So I have been doing a little more. I do not use any leg machines, and haven’t done since my right knee swelled up.
I have done 2, 35 minute Zumba routines this week, instead of an hour. Then today was Zumba Toning, which I really love. I actually completed the whole session. I had a brace on my right knee, and kept it straight, just going forward, back, and side to side. I got a great upper body workout with the 3lb. weights
Wednesday I had a cracking boxing session, and am delighted with the results. Yesterday was my 6th Muay Thai Kickboxing session, and my trainer was amazed at the force of my uppercuts. I do get frustrated that I tire, but he told me that we had been doing 10 minutes without a break. Yes, this 71 year old is proud of herself. I have started to do light kicks with my right leg, and just bringing the knee up to the pad.
Other times I have been stretching, hand weights, machines for upper body, and core. I am also enjoying putting the kettlebell through a band, circling it, and standing on one leg. Everyday I balance on the upside down Bosu ball, while dancing, to cool down.
I get asked all the time why I look forward to the gym, and say it is fun. I think I have just answered this question.
We also go dancing twice a week, in the evenings.