Oh the travails of aging.
The week of Valentines Day I got sick. Not flu or anything but sick enough to be home a few days. Well that little nastiness continued to linger and by the time I attempted that headstand I felt worse afterward and my nose was doing some unusual things. Being one of those nuts who Googles symptoms I was convinced that I had some awful/horrible/dreadful illness and promptly sent a couple of panicky emails to my PCP. By the next day was in front of her.
Turns out that the nose was no biggie just rhinitis and since I was there I asked her what types of exercise are safe for me to do considering this degenerative disc stuff. Dr. Diva turned into Doctor NO when she said NO to:
Anything that requires me to be airborne (running, jumping jacks, which is most things in any HIIT workout)
and headstands, at which point I entered my final plea:
Me: well can I do squats and lunges with no weight, I’m going to do them unless you tell me no.
Her: I thought already told you that.
Truth be told, I already knew the answer to my question, but as a stubborn old person I’m not changing unless it is required and now it is required.
Until next time see you on the floor do some old school doggie kicks or something like that.
Photos by MsThorns – thanks to Jan B. for being my fitness model 🙂