The Rebounder, It’s Not For Sissies!

The RebounderThis could possibly be my most embarrassing post to date.  Since I am no stranger to laughing at myself, I had to share.

I started this form of exercise because it is so beneficial to the lymph system, and I need all the help I can get.

Occasionally, I walk the kids to school, but walking is not easy.  The way I see when I walk is very similar to watching the camera in the Blair Witch Project.  Or, watching someone walk with a camera attached to their head. My eyes are not fixed with head movement. Instead, my eyes feel as though they are loose which causes the ‘camera shake’ or ‘bobble head’ effect I deal with.  Some days are worse than others, but even on my best day it isn’t just a stroll in the park.  Also, just a side note if you ever see me in public and you shout and wave, I am not ignoring you.  Well, unless I don’t like you, but mostly it’s due to my issues.

Rebounding. First off, I figured that I would never be able to do such a thing.  Talk about ‘bobble head’!  However, with the eyes closed, it isn’t so bad. I tend to get a headache as I am exercising, but usually it goes away soon after.

This is NOT how I rebound, but seriously, how fun! I could really get into that if my body would let me.

No, I don’t do that.  I do it like I would assume a 90 year old would do it. My feet rarely come off the thing.  I simply just bounce on my tippy toes.  Then I alternate between tippy toes and full foot.  All the while, I sing to myself.   Yeah, you read that right…I sing.

Seriously, I wonder if that was video taped if it would go viral. The chances are pretty great, but am I ready for that much fame?

With very little physical effort on my part, I ended up hurting myself. Yep, I hurt myself rebounding like a 90 year old. The back of my right calf connected to my knee is on fire.

I bent down to scoop the litter box yesterday, and I literally was almost in tears. I quickly laughed at myself, because I am not giving the devil any satisfaction.  I mean who hurts themselves bouncing as little as I bounce?  Hand is raised, yep that would be moi!

Plus, pain or circumstances seems to lessen when you bring laughter into the mix. No, I didn’t feel like laughing. Actually, I wanted to shout many expletives.  But, I didn’t, I just laughed.

After texting Chris about my new aliment.  He told me to foam roller.  Anyone ever foam roller?  It is evil! It hurts! It could be used as a form of torture in Turkish prisons! It is not a feel good thing, especially when you have a sore something or other. I took a photo of me in this process, and then my son decided that I needed one where the ‘concentration is so intense’ photo, so he took one.Foam Roller

foam roller

Holding my breath here.

I’m taking a couple days to heal, and trying to up the ‘woe is me’ so Chris will take pity on me, and work on the calf.  He is an amazing massage therapist! Of course, I think I could be a bit biased.

For all my readers who like to read data on the benefits of rebounding, here are a few right off hand.

It supports bone and joint density.
I actually read that NASA uses this on astronauts who have been in space to gain back their bone density.

Complete Body Detox.
This is where the lymph system comes into play.  It gets rid of all the gunk.  This little diagram was helpful to me.

lymph system

WOOHOO, Lose the fat.
It gets you moving without the stress on your joints, also the gentle detox is huge in the ‘get rid of fat’ department.

Improve Balance and Posture.
You just had me at hello! Who needs balance help?  This girl!

Improves Blood Flow
First, just as rebounding supports lymph circulation, it supports the circulation of blood. It decreases blood pooling in veins to improve chronic edema and rebounding can even lower blood pressure by aiding blood circulation.

Improves Hormone Imbalance
Yes, please!! Since detoxing excess hormones and toxins is key to a healthy endocrine system, I recommend rebounding to anyone with hormone imbalance. Any ladies tend to be a raging maniac during their time?  Jump! Visualize the rebounder as your husbands face (during those days), and you’ll be gravy in no time. Plus you won’t get arrested for trying to do bodily harm to your beloved.

Bye Bye Cellulite 
Why am I not doing this all day long?  Oh yeah, because obviously my body thinks it’s 100 and sees no reason why I should concern myself with dimples on my butt. With that said, cellulite is frequently due to a stagnant, toxic lymph system. Often, women see a reduction in cellulite after regular rebounding for a few months. It’s only been a week for me, tic tock, I’m waiting!

There you have it.

My embarrassment with some knowledge mixed in.

I would love to hear some ways the rebounder helped you.  Also, if you had an injury from jumping like a 90 year old, that would be awesome to read. Comment below…Don’t leave me hanging. This cheese does not want to stand alone.

Much Love,

BLOGSIGNATURE

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