Leaping, Looking, and Lymphing!

Posted on: June 25, 2013
30 comments so far (is that a lot?)

The story of a guy trying to maximize the healthfulness of exercise in as little time as possible! by Dunbar Gibson

When I started this rebounding experience, I really was out of shape. I did not even know at that point how much out of shape I was. However, when I did my first exercises on the bellicon, it became very obvious to me. And instead of just enjoying the ride, the first days were a bit rough. Then soon however, my body caught up and I learned how to coordinate and have more of a flow. From that moment on the ride was a fun one.

So don’t worry, if you find some of my descriptions of my first days a bit rough. It was was my body needed to wake up!

 

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  • Dunbar Gibson August 14, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    Rebounding Day #21, 22, 23 -
    I went out of town, so no rebounding :( By my 2nd day out of town, I really missed my bellicon! Hopefully it misses me too!

    Rebounding Day #24 – I rebounded in the early evening for the first time right after my wife took my picture jumping on it! Before I rebounded I finally watched some of Sylvia’s QiBounding DVD. Watching the video really helped with my ankle movement and rebounding plane alignment.

    - ONLY set (20 minutes): My body was so happy to be bouncing again after my 3 day break! During my workout session, I added some of the DVD arms and balance exercises to add some variety to my routine. Wow, this makes things even more enjoyable! Although I did not break a sweat, I typically find working out in the evening easier for me than in the morning, plus there was a moderate breeze to keep me cool. My knees hurt a little bit after rebounding tonight but I think that’s because I realized after my session that I had positioned the bellicon on a bit of an uneven surface. Now I see why Sylvia stressed the importance of rebounding on an even surface – it’s all about body alignment!

    I’m looking forward to having the chance to rebound tomorrow since I’ll be back in town for a while! See you then!

  • Dunbar Gibson August 5, 2013 at 10:00 am

    Rebounding Day #20 – The nice thing about this blog is that I can be honest about when I’m slacking off! It seems like I am starting to get away from my water intake, and I can tell a difference. I know water doesn’t seem to have much to do with rebounding, but all of that bellicon motion is really “Lymphing”, so it is cleansing and the water helps with the flushing. When I don’t flush my system with water, I feel sluggish. So I’m recommitting today to my water routine! On to the rebounding!

    - ONLY set (20 minutes): This was the day that proved to me that QiBounding – while a gentle form of exercise – is highly effective in improving fitness. My 10 minutes of Scissors fun went smoothly, my next 5 minutes of Stomp had great form in my movements, and I also had great “gum-in-the-middle-of-my-foot” form with my Lymph pump calf exercises!

    How did I know that my fitness was improved? My neighbors stopped to talk with me while I was almost at the end of my exercise time and I could talk with them without being out of breath! After less than 3 weeks, that was a huge accomplishment for me! I’m excited for my next bellicon adventure!

    • Sylvia August 15, 2013 at 12:00 am

      Hi Dunbar, Congratulations to this great performance. Exactly: If you can rebound while still having a conversation and not being out of breath, that is truly proof to an amazing improvement in your physical condition. Awesome. And what you say about water is so true. As rebounding helps to flush out toxins, you really want to give your body the water to physically flush it out of the body. Happy continuous rebounding. I am so happy to see your amazing progress! Sylvia

  • Dunbar Gibson August 1, 2013 at 11:22 am

    Rebounding Day #19 – Interesting, I definitely feel better after getting back to the more water. This is the “lymphing” part of my experience. This bellicon really cleans out the system, so I need to make sure I’m doing my part to help!

    - ONLY set (20 minutes): Today I focused on form. I spent the first 10 minutes doing the Scissors exercise and noticed that I was way more coordinated than the first time when I could barely get all of the movements down! When I spent the next 5 minutes on the Lymph pump calf exercises, I envisioned that I had stepped on a piece of gum in the middle of my foot and was picking my heel off the ground to see the gum stretch out. That really helped me with the motion. I had great movement on the final 5 minutes for my Stomp exercise and I think I was extra vigorous because I was excited about my Lymph pump calf exercise discovery.

    This process is exciting because everyday is different, and I can easily adjust based on how I’m feeling that day. I’m learning to “go with the flow” - thanks Sylvia and bellicon!

  • Dunbar Gibson July 29, 2013 at 10:19 am

    Rebounding Day #18 – I woke up and didn’t reach for my glasses in morning! How cool! The “looking” part of my plan is paying off!

    - ONLY set (20 minutes): Today I alternated the Scissors exercise, the Lymph pump calf exercises, and the Stomp exercise. Piece of cake, easy and fun! I’m definitely not sweating as much and I’m much more confident in my movements.

    However, I’m getting bored and it is totally my fault though because while I have been focusing on my form in learning how to execute these bouncing moves, I haven’t been taking the time to learn the exercises on Sylvia’s QiBounding website or her QiBounding Exercise Poster. I need to start studying different kinds of rebounding exercises of which Sylvia has so many on her website!

    One other thing I’m noticing is that at night I’ve been feeling a bit sluggish. I don’t know if it’s that night off from rebounding yesterday or that I haven’t been drinking as much water lately. I will get back to the water, get back to studying, and get back on my bellicon tomorrow!

    • Sylvia July 30, 2013 at 11:53 am

      Hi Dunbar, Today you made me laugh when I read that you got bored. I also would have got bored at your place. When I read through your blogs I notice that you nearly only do the exercises “Scissors”, “Lymph Pump” and Stomp. In fact your idea to focus on the form first has proofed to work for you. And I am happy that you know start to broaden your range of exercises, using the QiBounding Exercises Poster and the many Rebounding exercises on my website. Have fun! Sylvia

  • Dunbar Gibson July 27, 2013 at 10:21 am

    Rebounding Day #17 – Today I start my playing around all within one set. This is cool!

    - ONLY set (20 minutes): For the first 7 minutes, I did the Scissors exercise, for the next 7 minutes, I did the Lymph pump calf exercises, for the last 6 minutes, I did the Stomp exercise. My last rebounding day was MESSY, MESSY, MESSY! Today was EASY, EASY, EASY!

    I’m happy that I have very little to report today other than that I enjoyed myself, my form felt great, and I felt like I had an effective workout! What more could you want from an exercise routine?! See you tomorrow!

    • Sylvia July 27, 2013 at 5:19 pm

      Dear Dunbar, I am so happy to read your success story. It is wonderful to see how you develop your body step by step and really get what you came for. Have a great day! Sylvia

  • Dunbar Gibson July 27, 2013 at 10:12 am

    Rebounding Day #16 - NOTHING!!!

    I TOOK A DAY OF REST ON FATHER’S DAY!!! This was my first day off after 15 consecutive rebounding days. If I would have tried to do that with most other exercise routines I think I would have hurt myself! Although my leg bones are feeling a bit sore today, otherwise my body overall feels great! This night I felt a bit sluggish. I don’t know if it’s because I didn’t rebound or if it’s because I didn’t drink as much water today. Anyway, I’m back in the saddle again tomorrow!

  • Dunbar Gibson July 22, 2013 at 10:34 am

    Rebounding Day #15 – THIS IS IT! Will I be able to do 20 minutes consecutively?!

    - ONLY set (20 minutes)!: MESSY, MESSY, MESSY! :) It was like I was on my first date! I was nervous, getting uncoordinated, unsure of what to do because I couldn’t take a break, but even though I was pretty tired and sweaty at the end, I MADE IT!

    Today my rebounding workout was much more interesting because I started following Sylvia’s QiBounding instruction to alternate exercises and to do whatever you feel whenever your body tells you to switch to work on another set of muscles. I didn’t look at the clock so I started with the Scissors exercise, and at some point, when my body told me it was ready for something else, I switched to the Lymph pump calf exercise. In the past, I wasn’t great at paying attention to what my body was telling me, I just kept going no matter what. Now I am listening and looking before I leap! What a difference! This journey won’t get stale because once I learn Sylvia’s bag of tricks, I can use them at any time to give my body something new.

    I’m thrilled about my journey to have fun, stay in shape AND learn how to listen to my body. Thank you so much Sylvia and bellicon!

    • Sylvia July 23, 2013 at 1:49 am

      Congratulations Dunbar, That is great to hear that you are able to do 20 minutes in a row. My goodness, when we look back 10 days or so. What a difference in strength and performance in such a short time. I am happy to see that you alternate exercises now. It is really best for the body to train different muscle groups and not to overwork any part of the body. QiBounding is not suffering but the freedom of movement. Thank you for sharing your experience with us! Sylvia

  • Dunbar Gibson July 20, 2013 at 8:32 am

    Rebounding Day #14 – Today I’m making a big jump up to a 15 minute rebounding set – I’m excited to see how my stamina holds up!

    - First set (15 minutes): Scissors exercise – Now this is what I have been looking forward to!!! A fun yet challenging set. Most of the time I thoroughly enjoyed myself! My form was good, I had no problems making it to the end, I’M FINALLY STARTING TO FEEL LIKE I’M ALMOST IN SHAPE!

    - Second set (5 minutes): Lymph pump calf exercise – This time, I envisioned the spring at the bottom of my foot as a loose slinky to encourage keeping my shoulders loose. That worked really well for me! Maybe it was this new technique – or the extended first set – but my legs got sore 2 and 3 1/2 minutes into the set. By the end of the set I was dripping sweat! While I got a great workout, it didn’t feel like hard work, it felt like fun work!

    Well, I’ve survived, had fun, and finally made it to the point where I am ready (according to Sylvia) to do one big 20 minute set! I’ve been waiting for this point for two weeks. I’ll be back on my rebounder tomorrow so you can share in my achievement – see you then!

  • Dunbar Gibson July 17, 2013 at 10:54 am

    Rebounding Day #13 – Editor’s Note: OOPS! SORRY EVERYONE! Yesterday was Rebounding Day #12!

    Now I’m starting the climb to being able to bounce for 20 minutes consecutively on my bellicon – here we go with big set #1!

    - First set (12 minutes) : Scissors exercise – I made it four minutes again with nothing but fun. Two minutes later I felt my little ankles getting tired, then at the 7:30 mark I got really tired, at the 9 minute mark I started cramping again – what is going on today?! At the 10 minute mark I really started sweating and decided that I would push through to the end.

    The good news was that my arms were not as fatigued this time! I think I was just nervous about the extended set. Maybe my rebounding set #2 will be a bit more enjoyable :)

    - Second set (8 minutes) : Lymph pump calf exercise – Sure enough, I was right. My legs got really tired just before the 5 minute mark but other than that, I had a fun time! My “leaping” (bouncing) posture is becoming second nature, my shoulders were loose, I was relaxed, having a great time and getting a great workout!

    Tomorrow I will be going for more time on the first set. Hopefully then I’ll be more mentally prepared – I’ll see you then!

  • Dunbar Gibson July 15, 2013 at 9:19 am

    Rebounding Day #11 – Now I’m excited to try TWO 10 minute sets in the same day! The great fun about my bellicon is that the more challenging it gets with consecutive time spent rebounding, the more my body appreciates it – it’s not all broken down like some other forms of exercise. Here is my experience!

    - First set (10 minutes) : Scissors exercise – I made it four minutes without even getting tired. In this session I had much much more rhythm, was much less fatigued, and had much more fun! Now I’m ready for set two – the daily rebounding commitment is paying off!

    - Second set (10 minutes) : Lymph pump calf exercise – This time, I made it seven whole minutes without getting tired, happily bouncing away! After eight minutes, the sweat started to drip a lot but I didn’t have fatigue! While I didn’t let go of my shoulders as much as I wanted, my breathing was excellent the whole time.

    I’m thrilled that I’m getting the technique mastered and that the fatigue is going down because as a result, my bellicon enjoyment is going way up! See you tomorrow when I start to climb the mountain toward making it 20 minutes consecutively without a break!

  • Dunbar Gibson July 12, 2013 at 9:28 am

    Rebounding Day #11 - OK, today is the day that I hit my first 10 minutes set! I’ve been looking forward to this because Sylvia told me that if I can just do 10 minutes rebounding that’s fine. So here I am! Will I make it?! :)

    - First set (10 minutes) : Scissors exercise – I was bouncing along enjoying myself and then I started getting tired after 3 minutes, then after 7 minutes I got that awesome second wind – YES! This was an interesting set because I somehow I stopped my timer toward the end of the set so I’m not sure exactly how long I went, but I’m pretty sure I did at least 10 minutes (I think the 10 minute mark made me nervous! I’m so glad I made it!

    - Second set (9 minutes) : Lymph pump calf exercise – This set was much more enjoyable and less stressful. I got tired after 3 minutes then I focused on my posture and started enjoying the bouncing motion. At the end I was sweating A LOT but I felt so good!

    Tomorrow I get to see if I can do 10 minutes twice in a row on my rebounder! This was a huge milestone goal for me at the beginning so I’m excited! Until tomorrow, as Sylvia says, bounce in good health!

    • Sylvia July 13, 2013 at 9:43 am

      Congratulations Dunbar for having reached your miles stone of 10 minutes rebounding in a row. That is an awesome achievement. Especially when I go back and read about your first days which were so different from your experience now. Well done!

  • Dunbar Gibson July 11, 2013 at 12:11 am

    Rebounding Day #10 – Editor’s Note: OOPS! SORRY EVERYONE! Yesterday was Rebounding Day #9!

    I forgot – today I’m making the big jump to only two sets, but both of them for my longest time yet – 9 minutes each! Let’s see how I do!

    - First set of 9 minutes: Lymph pump calf exercise – I was having fun…then I started thinking about how long I had to last! I got tired 3 minutes in…but I got a second wind 30 seconds later (YES!). 5 minutes in my arms started getting itchy which I know means that my blood is really flowing! I got super tired 7 minutes in. At 8 minutes in I really felt my obliques tightening up too. At 9 minutes, I celebrated, because I made it! Although I think my shoulders were really tight, I thought I focused well on my technique in spite of my fatigue. I was sweating pretty heavily at the end…but I have one more set to go – I know I can make it!

    - Second set of 9 minutes: Scissors exercise – My celebration was brief :) I got tired after only about 2 1/2 minutes, a minute later my heel got sore, at the 5 minute mark my heel got really sore. I even thought I would have to stop! BUT, remarkably, I got into a great rhythm AND a second wind 7 minutes in (Yea!). At 8 minutes in my arms got really tired and I had to push myself to make it to the end.

    Wow, what a workout! The bellicon kicked my butt today, but the best part about it is that the experience is so unique that I always look forward to the next time – which in my case is tomorrow…after a long hot shower! See you then!

  • Dunbar Gibson July 9, 2013 at 8:43 am

    Rebounding Day #8 – Rebounded 3 times. The first time 7 minutes on my bellicon rebounder and the second and third times 5 minutes. This was my first nighttime session! My wife came outside to watch me under the moonlight – and the flood light :) We’ll see if my body can tell the difference!

    - First set (7 minutes): Scissors exercise – Despite the longest set I have done so far, I did not get tired. Maybe it’s because I’m in better shape, maybe it’s because it tends to be easier for me to exercise at night instead of when my body isn’t far from waking up. Either way, it was enjoyable! I was highly coordinated with my movements and wanted to keep going!

    - Second set (5 minutes): Lymph pump calf exercise – As a result of focusing on not pronating, I felt my hip muscles working more (interesting!). I didn’t get tired until 3 minutes in. Because I am getting tired less, I am able to focus on my form more.

    - Third set (5 minutes): Stomp exercise – Even though I got tired 3 minutes in, I was able to start bringing my knees up higher on the stomp which made stomping even more fun!

    The only thing I forgot to do tonight was blink on my bounces. Other than that, this was my most fulfilling Rebounding session yet – I feel like I’m finally getting the hang of this and am enjoying it more and more! I’ll be back in the morning!

  • Dunbar Gibson July 6, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    Rebounding Day #8 – Rebounded 3 times. The first time 6 minutes and the second and third times 5 minutes. Before I started my big increase in total time duration – of 1 total minute :) – I reminded myself of Sylvia’s Rebounding instructions to let my ankles loosely leave the mat and to keep my spine as the string of my “head balloon”!

    - First set (6 minutes): Scissors exercise – I started out have a fun time on my QiBounder and blinking (the “looking” part of my blog title that reminds me to keep a soft gaze for healthy eyes). Uh oh, my arms got really tired 5 minutes in. I think my arms were expecting the end, but wait…there was 1 more minute! That’s ok, it has only been a week and I’m enjoying my great progress!

    - Second set (5 minutes): Stomp exercise – When I started tiring almost 4 minutes in, I focused like I did before I started on my head balloon and spine string and loosened my shoulders. That brought the kid in me back out and got me back to focusing on playing!

    - Third set (5 minutes): Lymph pump calf exercise – I felt the calf pump even more this time when I started envisioning my foot like a spring like Sylvia said to! Coordination was really tough between keeping my shoulders loose and heels firmly down due to my new spring motion. I got tired almost 2 minutes in, got really tired 3 minutes in, then to top it all off, I bent over to not distract my next door neighbors when they were outside. Wow, that bending and bouncing was tough on my hips – now I see why Sylvia emphasizes alignment! Even though I forgot about my balloon head string, this set was an enlightening success!

    At the end, I realized that I forgot to make sure I’m not pronating – and maybe more importantly, my mid-workout mini-snack :) ! I also realized that this is the most fun I’ve ever had learning how to do something totally new, because the motion is so easy yet so beneficial. I’m back to have more fun tomorrow!

    • Sylvia July 7, 2013 at 9:12 am

      A tip for you, Dunbar: Alternate exercises in your sessions. I never do a single exercise (like scissors) for six minutes in a row. It is not necessary to tire your muscles in order to progress. Mix up the sessions and do at least three different movements in a six minute Rebounding set. On my rebounding videos you will never see me doing a full session with only one exercise.
      And the second thing, you found out yourself: Keep your posture. Don’t bend over unless you really do that in a conscious way, like we do that in the Rebounding exercise ‘Downhill Skiing’. You are still young and your body can compensate quite a lot. But it is not a healthy thing to do. Besides of that I am happy to see how you are progressing day by day. Very impressive!

  • Dunbar Gibson July 5, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Rebounding Day #7 – Watched edema rebounding video and rebounded 3 times x 5 minutes

    - First set of 5 minutes: Stomp exercise – I was able to focus on keeping shoulders loose and keep all of my energy moving in my legs. I got bored, which funny enough is quit exciting for me because it meant I was finally able to have good form without thinking about it AND it was easier. I am finally getting back in shape and could enjoy my bellicon time so much more!!!

    - Second set of 5 minutes: Scissors arms exercise – I got bored again about 2 minutes in so I started remembering to blink on every bounce. Uh oh, 3 minutes in the right side of my stomach started cramping – maybe I’m not totally back in shape yet! Sure enough, 4 minutes in, I got tired. Still, this is huge improvement from earlier this week, so I’m happy about it!

    - Third set of 5 minutes: Lymph pump calf exercise – I focused on feeling my chest and upper back muscles be loose and move on the bounce so I wouldn’t brake the rebounder motion. This along with my blinking really helped me relax and have fun!

    Overall, I feel LOTS more energy today to do things I’ve wanted to do but been too tired to do them! This is awesome!!! Can’t wait to get back on my bellicon tomorrow – and starting tomorrow I get to stay on it even longer! Have fun until then!

  • Dunbar Gibson July 3, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    Rebounding Day #6 – Watched Rebounding videos of lying on back exercises. They looked pretty appealing because of the support the mat gives your back!

    - First set of 5 minutes: Lymph pump calf exercise – I finally got the hang of really focusing in the push down into the mat part of the motion so I did that instead of going faster to intensify the exercise. I’m definitely less fatigued and really starting to enjoy this!

    - Second set of 5 minutes: Scissors arms exercise – I worked on my coordination by blinking on each bounce and that was fun :) I got tired 2 minutes into the exercise…and really tired after 3 minutes!

    - Third set of 5 minutes: rebounding Stomp exercise – After 3 minutes I decided that instead of standing up straight, I would bend over at the waist at a 90 degree angle. WHOA! That was really hard on my quads and really pushed me down harder into the mat. I think I’ll stick with Sylvia’s more gentle standing up straight technique in the future!

    I can feel the progress each day. I’m looking forward to tomorrow because it’s my last time doing 3 sets at minutes each before moving up to even longer durations. How will I respond? All I know is that whatever comes, I will be like a kid bouncing around, so that makes me happy! See you tomorrow!

    • Sylvia July 6, 2013 at 8:07 am

      Hi Dunbar, Happy to see you advancing in your rebounding skills. @Stomp in 90 degree forward bend: Glad to see that you found out, this is not really working. It puts way to much stress on your lower back. You probably have a strong back. But for somebody who has a sensitive back, bending forward in this exercise and staying there, could really be way too much stress on the back.
      Are you still drinking enough water to support your body detox which is triggered by the rebounding? Thanks for the clear and detailed explanation of how you advance on your journey. It is very interesting for me to watch this.

  • Dunbar Gibson July 3, 2013 at 1:25 am

    Rebounding Day #5 – No watching clips today! Just integrating what I’ve already learned and rebounded 3 times x 5 minutes

    - First set of 5 minutes: I did the scissors exercise and my body definitely felt tired at the end.

    - Second set of 5 minutes: I did the rebounding exercise “Stomp” and got tired after the first minute. I’m still struggling with my coordination – it has been hard for me to coordinate landing my feet at same time. I am fighting the urge to shrug my shoulders. It seems like the bellicon is pointing out all of my bad habits and gently helping me break them!

    - Third set of 5 minutes: I did the toe tap and got tired after only 45 seconds. My shoulders wouldn’t behave and stay loose!

    The best part about today is that – while this was a tough workout day for me – it dawned on me that I am starting to feel more in shape. Last night I was actually not that tired playing basketball – and I have only been working out for 5 days after a 4 month layoff! Normally under those circumstances I would have been winded and uncoordinated, but with my bellicon, I have been easing my way back into being active more smoothly than ever. This thing really works! I’ll be back for more tomorrow!

  • Dunbar Gibson July 2, 2013 at 2:48 am

    Rebounding Day#4 – Watched more clips (cool down and stretch) and rebounded 3 times x 5 minutes

    - First set of 5 minutes: I got tired about a minute and a half in BUT I could start to feel my arms getting stronger – and I’m not even lifting weights! AWESOME! My body weight and gravity are working for me the whole time! I was a little sore at the end of this set, but it was my first 5 minutes consecutively so that’s OK.

    - Second set of 5 minutes: Uh oh, I got tired less than a minute in – it’s hard for me to coordinate the heel toe pointed down movement but I’m up for the challenge!

    - Third set of 5 minutes: I mixed up the arms and the legs. I felt like I needed water after this workout, amazing for such a short period of time!

    It’s so helpful to be getting the videos in small doses so I can focus on a few new things and build on what I’ve already learned!

    The detox is definitely in full effect and I can feel the difference! Until tomorrow!

    • Sylvia July 3, 2013 at 9:43 pm

      Hi Dunbar. Happy to see you are so committed to your rebounding exercise. You did exactly the right thing to build up: Starting with very short rebounding sequences and increasing the time day by day. Don’t forget to drink a lot of good water to support your detox! Have fun! Sylvia

  • Dunbar Gibson July 1, 2013 at 2:36 am

    Rebounding Day#3 – Watched clips with more aerobic focus and rebounded 3 times x 4 minutes

    I noticed on my warmup that I could feel my chest moving. It was cool to realize that I was getting a workout even while not moving much at all doing a health bounce!

    At first I was uncoordinated doing the arm scissors, I kept wanting to bring my arms down early. I’m learning how my coordination needs work and is improving using the bellicon!

    I loved that lymphatic prancing horse, I really felt my calves working and loved focusing on the toe pointing technique to further improve my coordination!

    While there were some things I forgot to do this time (relaxing my body while bouncing to go with the flow of the bellicon), I am noticing that this is the most fun I’ve ever had being uncoordinated and getting more coordinated, because the whole time, I’m bouncing!

    See you tomorrow!

  • Dunbar Gibson June 29, 2013 at 12:12 am

    Rebounding Day#2: – I’m back and ready for some bellicon excitement!

    I started the day by watching the QiBounding video clips on alignment and warming up, then rebounded three times for three minutes each time.

    - 1st three minutes: It was rough half way in. I knew I was out of shape but I didn’t know HOW out of shape!

    - 2nd three minutes: I strongly feel the inside of my ankles, I notice that my coordination gets better, AND THEN…I DIDN’T WANT TO STOP AT THE END! YES! FINALLY!
    - 3rd three minutes: I felt a relaxing feeling in my head – which felt really good, then I finally started sweating (I’m used to sweating when I work out – so I loved that!)

    What I really like when rebounding on the bellicon, is the feeling of an inside massages on the parts of the body that you couldn’t reach and massage like this in any other way.

    This night, I started feeling the “lymphing” (cleansing) part of my blog title (which I wanted and thought I needed!). I felt drained, fatigued, like my body is detoxing even though I had only exercised for 9 minutes earlier in the day. When I had a glass of wine – which I can usually do easily :) – I even got a headache!

    Remark from Sylvia: Drink a LOT of water when you rebound, especially during your fist two weeks

    This bellicon thing is fun – I didn’t want to stop today – AND it works. What a combo! Looking forward to tomorrow!

  • Dunbar Gibson June 27, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    Hi again all!

    Maybe some of you are wondering “Wow, that didn’t sound like much fun!” Well, I did not have such a joyous first day because I was so out of shape and was trying to figure everything out. Like learning to ride a bike without training wheels, I thought it would be fun once I figured it out, but on Day 1, I was still figuring!

    Zooming forward in my experience, after a week of rebounding I can say:
    Not to worry, the happy face and happy results are coming….thanks to Sylvia’s program! If I have one piece of advice, it is…DO EVERYTHING SHE SAYS! She wants us to enjoy this great piece of equipment, and I know that following her plan will get us there.

    When will my experience change? Stay tuned to find out!

  • Dunbar Gibson June 27, 2013 at 1:25 am

    Rebounding Day#1 – It’s finally go time! I’ve let myself get out of shape since February so we’ll see how I do on my brand new 49 inch bellicon Premium!
    I watched the recommended video clips from QiBounding on feet positioning, how to bounce and pronating
    As recommended, I rebounded three times for two minutes each time.

    RESULTS:
    -1st two minute session: Started to feel it after 30 seconds! Tired after 1:30!
    -2nd two minute session: Relaxed shoulders this time like suggested in the instructions, felt my bottom lip and something like head fluid flapping around, at 1 minute started feeling calves and heels burning, at 1:30 got tired
    -3rd two minutes: Sloppy form, my midsection got tired..

    AT END:
    I notice that my posture has improved, my calves feel sincerely worked

    Wow, this was harder than I thought it would be! It looks like I have a long way to go…but I’ll be back tomorrow to get better – see you then!