Monday, August 17, 2015
Day 2 of the Repeated Week 1
Is it my imagination or are the exercises HARDER the second time around? Same exercise, done the same way, fortunately NOT one involving legs and feet - just involves arms and weights, curl ups. Yet the curl ups just about got me!
I had a HORRIBLE dream last night - however, it may spur me on to actually getting a lot more exercise done and losing weight. I dreamed that I had to go to a nursing home. I used to work in a nursing home - as did my sister and each of my kids. I dreamed that I could no longer walk and was all crippled up with pain (sciatica and my cats packed tightly around me probably didn't help!). At any rate, when I woke up, I vowed right then and there that no matter what, I'm LOSING this weight (so I don't have so much weight heavy on my joints) and exercising and that I WILL walk normally without a problem. Sometimes I get stubborn like that! Right now I'm doing the 8 minutes in the Morning, but somewhere along the line I would like to do MORE! More cardio, more yoga as well - and I think that will help a lot! Right now, though, I am seriously RESENTING not only my physical challenges, but also resenting the time that exercise takes. And it is probably true that I will NOT compete in a 5 K race - at least not at this time. My knees would have to be permanently stable for that to occur - and, considering I was in my 30's when my knees first went out, that's not terribly likely! Still though - HIKING which I dearly love, is a possibility - and maybe that's where I should aim! For right now, however, being able to do the exercises is where I'm at!