Saturday, February 16, 2013
Yesterday for my workout I wasn't feeling like doing one of my regular walking dvds so I decided to try a Jillian Michaels dvd that I'd bought a while ago. I survived about 15 minutes of it before I couldn't take any more. It is sort of a rude awakening for me to realize I pretty much have to act like I'm a beginner with working out. I just can't do the high intensity stuff for any length of time but that doesn't mean I shouldn't try. I think I've been in this weird place of denial since Aiden was born. I used to be able to do all kinds of workouts but then I had my miscarriage, got depressed, ate tons of junk and got out of shape. By the time I decided I would try them again, I could only do about 5 minutes and then just quit and say I didn't feel like doing it. So for quite a while, that was the extent of my exercise, halfhearted workouts trying to do things that I can't keep up with or do with good form. I didn't want to go back to the easy beginner stuff because I've been doing this so long I should be better than that, right? Going to zumba classes kept me from totally losing any fitness, but I needed to do more.
So I'm going to keep up with my regular "easy" walking workouts and then try to do something more challenging to mix things up and try to build some strength back. Maybe someday soon I'll be able to keep up with Jillian again...