The PERFECT Mother’s Day gift for EVERY Woman
It’s that time to find the perfect gift for the woman, or women in your life – your wife, girlfriend, mom, mother-in-law, aunt, cousin, anyone!
First I’ll confess I don’t particularly like to exercise. It’s not my favorite thing to do. And I’ll get to the Mother’s Day gift if you’ll indulge me a bit please.
Now my neighbor Ashley, gets up early (and likes it – WHAT????) to teach at a local gym.
Me, I’ll get up early, but not to excitedly workout….geez….
I realize that in order to stay functioning at an active level, I need to exercise.
HOWEVER, I have some challenges with this, and it’s not just my attitude about exercising, it’s real, I assure you.
See, I have terrible knees, and pretty much always have.
From totally dislocating my knees as a young teenager, to several surgeries trying to repair them, to my first complete total knee replacement on BOTH knees at forty-four years old due to arthritis (which I only did so I could walk down the block again), it has left me in a bind.
Because of all the surgeries, then after the first total knee replacement our health insurance at the time wouldn’t allow physical therapy (…I know what you’re thinking..I know, no therapy…unthinkable – right??!!!) to rehabilitate them, I had to do what I could to walk and strengthen them. I functioned.
Consequently I don’t run. I simply can’t understand the mechanics of it and it’s impossible for me and sadly has been that way while raising five kids.
Then when I was fifty-three (a couple of years ago) I had to have both knees totally replaced again because the arthritis caused too many problems with the first set. They are doing really well now, but the rehab (which I DID get this time:) was extremely difficult the second time around.
NOW to the perfect Mother’s Day gift.
I’m sure you’ve already guessed that it’s exercise related, however I’d like to tell you about two of my favorites and encourage you to look into them for yourself, and everyone on your list.
ONE CHOICE is a this incredible DVD I happened on and oohhhh how I wished I had found it years ago!
Now Do NOT let the ‘Seniors and Older Adults’ throw you. Seriously this is one of the BEST resources I think there could be for strengthening after surgery or injury*, maintaining or regaining balance and strength for moms, grandma’s and great-grandma’s.
I am so impressed with Jane and her programs on this dvd, which really is for ALL ages and here’s why:
You can easily find Jane Adams dvd BALANCE & STRENGTH here
ANOTHER GREAT CHOICE is one I’ve loved for years and years. It’s Walking with Leslie Sansone and I am absolutely thrilled with her new ‘ MIRACLE MILES!’
I’ve really liked the WALK at HOME workouts over the years because you fantastic exercise, and so much more than just walking outside. With this new dvd there is a MIRACLE MILES BAND that provides resistance for a boosted work-out.
This dvd is also for ALL ages and here’s why:
You can get the Walk AT Home Miracle Miles dvd here and I would recommend it to anyone and everyone!!!
The gift how to stay active, strong, able to interact with family, play with grand kids, do everyday activities, fulfill the goals and dreams still yet unfulfilled, as well as lessening the risk of injury, is a GREAT present we can give with these two dvds.
Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2018
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*Disclaimer – I am not a physician, or in any position of medical authority. I am only giving my personal opinion and do not take responsibility for any injury, damage, etc that could, would, might happen if you exercise or even contemplate getting off the couch and moving.