Exercise is my friend!
Wednesday, August 09, 2017
I never ever thought those words would ever come out of my mouth. I will have to say that it's been probably 15 -20 years since I have done any sort of committed exercise. Since my accident, I have really been concerned about not being able to do all the things that I used to do and my lack of balance and flexibility. I had some physical therapy right after my accident but it wasn't very demanding and didn't last very long. Not to say that I'm not active, I have a physically demanding job, have horses, ride, clean stalls, and yard work, etc., but as far as a committed exercise, there has been none. About 45 days ago I ran into a friend of mine that I hadn't seen in years. She had just heard about me being hurt and I said I was doing good but mentioned my concerns. Turns out that she's now a certified trainer and was starting a class for after work. She told me to come and check it out. What a great blessing it's turned out to be! I still have a long way to go but I can see an amazing difference already! I am going at least 3 times a week and it's almost addictive. My friend has helped me with modifications on some of the exercises and the entire class has been very supportive. Very much like this group, you just have to take the first step and others will help motivate you to take the next. Thanks Sparkers! (AND MY EXERCISE CLASS ) for all you do to help others!