Saturday, July 09, 2011
My trainer is a sweetie and she really is invested in helping me push myself. I am amazed at what my body is capable of. Linda pushes me and shows me that I CAN move those weights, that it is okay to be sweaty, and so what if I get red in the face and puff a bit..it is good for me. Those things starting to pop up are muscles....who knew!!!
I am 55 and thought I was past it....oh, I will never hit the beach in a bikini or wear short shorts, but then heck, I never did wear these things even when I was young, slim and beautiful.
My point is, if I can, YOU CAN TOO....just try it and amaze yourself at what YOUR body will do for you. I have fibromyalgia, and oh boy it hurts a lot some days. BUT and this is a big BUT, eating the right food, getting proper exercise and a good nights sleep has really helped me ease the pain I live with.
Even if you are elderly, you can sit in a chair and do some exercises, or injured like I was, we can modify the work we are doing but the idea is to keep doing something, anything to get the heart rate up.....of course, there are people that really must not exercise because of medical conditions, so please know I understand that. But if you are healthy enough to move it, then do so, I tell you, I feel so much better because of it.
PS, thanks for the lovely warm comments. I really appreciate every last one of you ox