Baby Boomers Taking Baby Steps To Better Health
When was the last time you jumped rope? Third grade maybe. Remember how much fun it was. Maybe you jumped with 3 or 4 of your friend and sang rhymes like:
Teddy bear, Teddy bear, Touch the ground.
Teddy bear, Teddy bear, Turn around.
Teddy bear, Teddy bear, Show your shoe.
Teddy bear, Teddy bear, That will do.
Teddy bear, Teddy bear, Run upstairs.
Teddy bear, Teddy bear, Say your prayers.
Teddy bear, Teddy bear, Blow out the light.
Teddy bear, Teddy bear, Say good night.
I remember having a great time and not once thinking I was exercising or that this was 'good for me' and I doubt if I even got tired. Well fast forward about 50 years and my how things have changed. I decided to pick up a jump robe recently and discovered that
It was way harder then I remembered
I got really tired
Instead of getting discouraged and putting the rope in a drawer I decided to jump a little bit every day or so.
I'm happy to report that I can now jump 100 times without stopping! To some this may not seem like a big deal, but to me it is. I plan on continuing but I know I'll need to work on keeping it interesting. Maybe I'll start reciting Teddy Bear Teddy Bear. . .
So my challenge this week for Baby Boomers Taking Baby Steps to Better Health is:
Pick up a jump rope and give it a try. Start off slow with a goal of jumping 10 -20 times without stopping then work up from there.
Give it a try, your body will thank you!
So one would think that I'd be embarrasses to put up a video of me jump roping 100 times, but what the heck...