March 29, 2012
Warning: This entry is probably not of interest to men.
From time to time in this blog I update the status of my 70-something body. There was never good news on this subject. Until now.
About six months ago, I had a leg pain that I reported to my trainer/physical therapist Kathy. I was sure I was doomed to have my second knee replaced. Kathy did not think I needed a knee replacement. So she gave me a set of exercises for my legs involving something called a “foam roller”.
Since I always do what Kathy says, I started the regimen of exercises she prescribed—about ten minutes, three times a week. Basically, I roll my body back and forth from my knees to hips on the foam roller, on my stomach, back and both sides. As usual, Kathy was right.
I kept up the foam-roller exercises when the problem went away as a preventative. Six months later, anticipating a vacation to the beach with the kids this summer, and facing my “I hate bathing suits dilemma” again, I took a look in the full-length mirror. And then I took a closer look. Those ever-present skin dimples, aka cellulite, in my thighs had miraculously disappeared.
In the morning, they were still gone.