This week I got to Water Aerobics class twice
, did the Chair Dancing Video
twice and tomorrow I'll get to the pool and do my own Water Aerobics workout.
What I've been noticing over the past several weeks, is that now that I've been consistent about it, I've had better overall energy. I even had the experience of sort of dragging myself over to the Y for class but feeling better once in the midst of the session.
I still have to monitor myself carefully when exercising out of the pool,because once I start getting hot, my coordination goes off, my vision gets double or blurry and fatigue can set in instantly ( just like someone pulled the plug),
so the A/C gets turned on and the water is close at hand and that seems to help.
I'm sure that I'm still in the "honeymoon" phase of my affair with exercise, and there could be some rocky times ahead. But if I can remember that it's not all or nothing, and that once I've started a session, I'll feel different than when I began, I think I'll be able to persevere. I can modify the length or intensity of the workout to match my level of ability and stamina at the moment.
Now, if I haven't made it clear before, I've never been a big fan of exercise, as such, and so finding my way to exercise that I can enjoy and stick with has been quite a trick!
I know that my Feldenkrais® Training and practice has helped me to move more efficiently, to enjoy movement more, to be more aware of my body and use of myself. I've also overcome much of my "all or nothing" thinking in this area.
The influence of SparkPeople provided the final "spark" to help me make this attempt much more successful than many before this.
What were the influences that were most helpful to you in embarking on a consistent exercise regime? What keeps you going once started?