Monday, October 28, 2013
My visits to the gym continue. I have been doing 20 minutes on the treadmill and 10 minutes on the recumbent bike. Today I tried out the elliptical machine and wasn't very sure of myself, so I got right off of it.
My legs feel much better despite the left knee - that's pretty unpredictable, but not enough to keep me from trying. That cursed knee has always wanted to cede from the union.
My wind has not improved. Still short of breath after about 10 minutes and hoping that is extended eventually. I was a heavy smoker who stopped on 3/19/09 (at 8:30 pm, praise our Higher Power) and am now reaping that which I sowed. Boy, do I regret all those years of money and health wasted!
My belly hasn't changed on iota. It still has no muscle tone AT ALL, just hanging around down there looking ugly. Because of my shoulder damage, I am afraid to do much more than walking and biking. Will those exercises ever help my belly muscles?
Do I have to get down on the floor and do crunches? Will I ever vacuum the floor? Will my belly eventually grow to the point where I can't get in the car and have to hire taxi's?
(My fans rush forward with answers and comfort, hordes of followers send ESP answers to my burning questions. Websites crash as ideas are rushed to me via that wacky interwebs. Satellites fall from the sky with the tons of text replies. The very globe stops spinning for a nanosecond as people of every continent, most of them wearing sweaty work-out clothes, register the urgency of my inquiry...)
So, like, do you have to do, like, special exercises just for your belly or not?