Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The truth hurts...and I have been in denial for so long about how out-of-shape I am that today, when I finally sucked up my willpower and did a very short walking video, it became quite clear that I am grossly overweight, pathetic, and at risk for serious injury if I'm not careful. I never ever thought I would get like this - my teen years were the best in terms of being thin, fit, energetic. I realize I am in my early 50's now and no longer have youth on my side, but there is no excuse for being as fat as a cow and as unfit as one as well. I was almost in tears but I pushed through...and it hurt like hell but not like I was causing an injury, just my body screaming because it hasn't been asked to do much lately.
I am going to commit to doing this video every night. I need to master it and be able to do it with ease. It's a pathetically mild workout but I can't (at this point) do it gracefully and I simply cannot accept that limitation. The DVD player I am using is old and not working well so I can't do much but watch it through from beginning to end anyway - can't even use my old VCR work out tapes as that function appears to be broken on the machine. So I will do this bit of exercise daily in addition to anything else I can manage - some weights in the morning or resistance bands, maybe.