Sunday, January 27, 2013
I'm so happy right now. I've wanted to be more active but felt sluggish about doing it. I'd get on the elliptical for 5 minutes in the morning, easing my body and spirit back in to exercise. This week I visited family and got the kickstart I needed from my three little cousins.
They are young boys ranging from age 8 (I think) to 13. They started shooting hoops in the drive way and I joined in. I decided to concentrate on my form, dibble the ball and try to get the ball on the basket. I kept doing it and doing it until... I made a basket! I'm competitive and wanted that basket bad. Not competitive against the boys, just against myself. It helped so much that they were excited I was playing. I don't think it even crossed my mind to worry about judgements about my ability or my weight. If it did, I shrugged it off as unimportant since it might get in the way of my focus. And boy I was focused. It was so fun playing with people who were just excited I was there. I kept going and shooting and laughing and running after the ball and missing the basket and trying and trying and trying and trying .... It was a blast!
Yes I hurt the next day, a lot, but then they came back and we played Wii Dance Dance Revolution. I was giving them the game cause it would slip around on my rug. Not very safe for an adult. We worked together and figured out. I had so much fun I was tempted (only a little) to take it back.
Next we moved on to Boggie SuperStar which was singing and dancing competitions and capped that off with Just Dance. At some point I forgot to baby the aches and pains and just played the games. By the end of the night I wasn't nearly as sore and moved much easier. I was tired but it was a good tired.
Thanks cousins for getting me moving again and putting dance and play back in my schedule. I realized I need to find others to play with who are in it just for the fun. And I'm going to buy a basketball and shoot some hoops!