I can't believe it was six weeks ago when I wrote about starting my dynamic core classes. I got signed off yesterday and had a little assessment. I have to say it has been really hard work but what a difference.
When I started I was feeling wobbly walking down stairs if I had something in my hands and couldn't stand on one leg for a couple of seconds. I have no problems bombing up and down stairs even with my hands full now. (I'm not known for walking or doing anything slowly 😀) I can stand on one Leg with out wobbling for ages now.
I can plank......... now here I have to hold my hands up and be totally honest. I couldn't plank before the op so this is a massive difference for me and a step I wouldn't of maybe made on my own without someone watching over me to make sure I did it. The circuit we did I have to carry in with for at least 2-3 months for it to finish doing all the building up they think I should do but like anything if I stop I will lose it all so I think I better get used to planks, bridges, sit ups and the like.
I have also gone to a couple of Pilates classes and will try and keep going but they are really hard to fit in. Time is a premium at the moment especially as it is the height of the bowls season and we run a bowls club 😳.
Oh and just as a side note. Lost a whole inch off my stomach without dieting? 😀😀😀😀. Win/ win there.
So do I like core work NO NO AND DOUBLE NO.... will I continue, I really hope so this time I will give it my best shot as as much as I hate it my body loves it and I can only see that my running will benefit from it. My Pilates instructor says most broken bones in the elderly are down to no core Stregnth so the time is to start now, I aim to be one of those ones at 100 still running HM's. 😀😀😀😀.