Rude Awakening: Where Did My Balance Go?
This morning I opened my new stability ball and blew it up. I was excited to start working out with it. I had one years ago and it was so much fun. Bouncing made be happier. I would turn on upbeat music and mostly just play on it finding out how I could work all my muscles. It was a really fun workout and the kids loved playing with the huge ball too. My youngest son could sit on the ball without his feet touching at all and stay perfectly still. Now, I realize how incredibly challenging that is to do.
Okay, I turned on a ball workout I had and attempted to do the exercises and boy was I surprised at how my balance has deteriorated since I last played on a ball. I realized that a ball workout is serious business and I need to back up and take it slowly. I really thought I was going to be able to jump on that ball and do all the things I used to do. Wrong! I could barely lift one leg off the ground without feeling like I was going to fall over.
This rude awakening indicates to me that working out on a stability ball will help me develop the balance and core strength that is essential for total body confidence. I am taking up the challenge today to workout on the ball every day for a couple of months to see how my body and balance changes. I will take it very slowly and take notes. I will keep you posted. My hunch is that my body awareness and over all confidence is going to greatly improve.
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