Tuesday, October 6, 2009

...across the room to dance connection.....

It seems all good things must come to an end...including lethargy!

For the past three years, I've been walking on a regular basis, usually at least 4 to 5 times per week, an hour each day. While this is good for me, especially the fresh air and the company of some good friends, I knew for some time now that I needed to get into more of an exercise program. I didn't feel that the walks were very beneficial anymore and that I needed a more rounded exercise program. While I've never felt comfortable in the very public gym setting I didn't seem to have what it took to start my own exercise program at home. Thankfully there are always people in my life at just the right time to spur me on and that's what happened in this situation. They even signed me up so I had no excuses!

The first session was yesterday and yes, I was anxious. I knew we were allowed to work at our own speed but this is a class setting and nobody wants to be the baby of the class so I did my level best to keep up. We concentrate on one specific area each day of the week. Yesterday was leg day! To my surprise I was able to keep up with everyone except for the last ten minutes. I was so pleased with myself! I know now that all that walking has paid off after all! My legs are in pretty good shape. Well, at least they were yesterday. Today is a different story all together. The operative word when sitting down, walking stairs, getting in and out of the car, is "OOOOUUUCCCHHHHH"! Thankfully today's preferred body part was arms. I almost died in that class today and I know tomorrow's pain will be but a memory down the road but for now I'm shaking in my boots! Wednesday is Abs day. I don't know what I'll be exercising because I haven't had abs in years! If I have some they are so well hidden it will take more than a few sessions to find them! The encouragement? The pain must mean something good is happening to my body and if I keep going sooner or later the pain will vanish and I will graduate to the other side of the building called "Boot Camp"!
(no pictures included due to excessive frown lines on my brow caused by pain in nether regions of my body!)


Jobina said...

Monday, tuesday AND wednesday?? Do you go everyday of the week or just those 3? Ouch is right, I remember when I was taking the aerobics class at church on Tuesdays. I hurt EVERY wednesday! Now all it takes is doing a full day's worth of laundry, an hour long walk, or a really big day of shopping to make me hurt all over. I better get walking!

Elayne said...

I go Mon to Thurs and the class is 45 min. These are all exercises I could do at home. I don't intend to go to classes every day like that for a long time (they are from 4:15 to 5:00 PM...bad time, really) but I needed something to kick me into gear! I sure feel the kick! LOL