Osteoporosis had been on her radar but before actually getting diagnosed, Lori thought she had been doing what it took to prevent it by staying “active.”
She had been doing activities like walking, stair climbing, gardening, all the things that we classify as recreation… not exercise. (Learn about the difference between the two)
Sure, she had been great about moving her body, but she wasn’t actively strengthening it.
“It’s become so apparent to me, that was nothing! I was doing NO-THING to help myself.”
Lori first began to notice her body becoming weaker during a job commute three years ago… she calls this her “downward spiral.”
She had been commuting an hour each way, five days a week and often left her too busy to exercise. She felt like the job and the commute were killing her, and she knew she needed to make some changes.
Commuting can be the ultimate time-suck, making it challenging to get regular workouts in. Here’s how you can get the strength training you need, in 20 minutes, twice a week… from anywhere. Even Lori says, “If I was still working 40 hours a week now, I could still do these workouts.”
“I was just getting weaker and weaker to the point where I was nervous doing certain things, thinking, ‘I’m gonna fall. If I fall, am I going to break a bone? If I break a bone, I’m in big trouble.”
She needed strength training.
Lori had very little experience with strength training and hired a personal trainer… which lasted one day.
“I warned him about some issues I have with my SI joint and hip and just different quirks about my body that I was very aware of that caused me difficulty and he injured me.”
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