Dec. 24th, 2004 @ 02:50 pm
so today I tried a little house cleaning and discovered that my feet and knees completely hated it. I became cramped and pained just doing like half of the bottom of one of my toilets. looking at the bathtubs and the amount of floor scrubbing that I need to do even before I mop, I just cried.
but, I'm not dead yet. I'm only 34. this has to be a curable condition still. I need an exercise I can do to increase my kneeling/squatting endurance. surely there is such a thing.
it's not the floor on my knees that causes the problem. it's the bent position being held too long causing cramping and loss of circulation. where "too long" used to be hours and hours and now is a few minutes.
Perhaps vitamins, and getting back into the kneeling habit slowly.
When I started cleaning hosues a few months ago I'd break a sweat before I was done sweeping the kitchen, now I can sweep/mop/vacuum the whole house and only rarely break a sweat or get out of breath.
Speaking from the experience of having spent hour after hour for days on end with my legs folded, I know of what you speak. Your tendons and ligaments are all complaining. Nothing to do for it but be more active and include some stretching in your day. I suggest yoga.
yay! i'm glad you're at least thinking like that. no more being a hermit... at least not a complete hermit. learn to be happy at least some of the time. 34 is so young.
|Date:||December 24th, 2004 08:36 pm (UTC)|| |
spend shorter periods of time trying to clean, work at finding positions that don't crunch you chest so you can breathe
the best way to train muscles is to do what you want them to do
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