JG 11.01.2015

I got my bellicon in November of 2014, and it will be my primary form of exercise for the rest of my life. I'm a 50-year-old mom of teenagers and teacher of fourth graders. I'm often exhausted and feel a lack of motivation to gear up for a major workout on my treadmill on work/school nights. My feet often ache, and I don't relish the idea of pounding out miles in workout shoes. So I get a quick, healthy snack, kick off my shoes, change into comfy shorts and a t-shirt, and hop on my bellicon. I tell myself that I can just do this for ten or fifteen minutes. Then, before I know it, forty-five minutes to an hour have passed, and I'm feeling like a new person. I've lost track of time, I'm breathing deeply, and every part of my body is invigorated, including my previously-aching feet. I love swimming in the summer because of the fluid range of motion possible, and I get the same ability to move and twist on my vellicon. After jumping, I lie down on the mat for stretching and relaxation. Also, my calf and thigh muscles have never been so firm in my life. I use 1-pound bean-filled hand weights for an arm and shoulder workout, as well. Love it! No regrets!

Tags: feet, jumping, muscles
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