Yesterday, I wanted to get the kids out and so we picked up some food from the grocery store and headed to the park. On the way there, I got very sleepy and fatigued. When we had eaten, I should have walked around and played with the kids....instead, I wanted to lie down on a blanket and fall asleep. Is this me getting old? I don't feel old, except for the fatigue and the endless aches and pains from tennis elbow, knees, etc. This has to get better....
Today, I am going to try a spinning class with my friend and workout partner, R. She has been pushing me from day one. I am somewhat along for the ride, but I do enjoy her spirit and enthusiasm. And I am on a mission to change her eating habits. So, maybe we can influence each other.
So last week, we rode 8+ miles on a stationary bike two days in a row, and then Friday we did a step aerobics class. I could NOT keep up with the teacher. I couldn't see her well, couldn't hear her at all and I am very uncoordinated, so keeping up was a challenge. I finally gave up for a long period in the middle and just stepped on and off the steps. She would do some new thing twice and then move on...so I was just getting it and she was on something else. The rest of the class was doing all this fancy footwork and neat routines. A couple of times I just started to tear up and I fought back the tears and kept on....it was tough. I was relieved when she asked us to run three laps around the gym!! That I could do!!!! And I felt that I couldn't leave and leave my steps out there and I really wanted to finish the class. This was almost tougher the first two or three times at tennis.
This will get better. I will keep myself hydrated and find something that fits me. I am going to conquer this. Thanks for "listening".