Yep, I am still loopin’ !!!
Yep, I have been swinging my arms. I like this demonstration: https://youtu.be/Se-nqnB4sBw
Yep, my Gwee Gym, is blue~~~less tension than the black one.
As I was following along with the DVD, I knew I had to find a way to use the Gwee while loopin’. I have finally gotten to a place where I can swing my arms, all 3 laps and now I am ready to try something new. I have tried other products, but I needed something more practical, while on the track. I still love loopin’. Fact is, I find it therapeutic. It is at the top of my list for the things I do to help me deal with my grief emotions.
So, this past Monday, I gave the Gwee a test run. Yes, I know that I am not using the Gwee, as promoted, but…
With the Gwee behind my back, I grab the handles and stretch out both arms, horizontally. I put my arms through the cords. Even while wearing my winter coat and my Froggtoggs, there is enough cording to allow me to use my Gwee. ~~~ Oh shucks, I cannot describe this good enough. I will update with a couple photos, after my hub gets home from work. ~~~
I did my normal arm swinging, with my Gwee. I was, only, able to make it half a lap. My asthma has always caused difficulties with much arm movement, especially anything above the shoulder level. It is going to take time, but I will push forward. Maybe by spring break I will be able to complete a whole lap. A cool thing, because of how I put the Gwee on, all I have to do is let the handles go ~ no holding, they are in place until I am ready to use them again. The less to hold, the better. It took a lap for my lungs to settle down. With one more lap I decided to try another idea. So, I put my arms out horizontal, palms down. I did simple arm raises, up and down, slowly. I was able to complete about a 1/4 of a lap.
I look forward to loopin’ time !!!
I just received word about the death of a dear co-worker, so I will share my other finds, next post.