I just finished an excruciating workout. Goodness, I had no idea I was that out of shape until midway through the exercise DVD when my heart was pounding so hard and I felt like I was surely going to vomit. Oi, I can't believe that my body is in such poor shape. It's a wake up call for sure.
I've went walking for the past two Mondays. Last week I walked 2 miles in 30 minutes and this week 2 miles in 20 minutes. The first week I walked by myself while listening to my MP3 player. I suppose that I sped up and slowed down depending on the song that was playing. This week my husband, RL walked with me and we talked while walking. He walks at a bit faster pace than me and I did my best to keep up with him. So I guess he made the time difference.
If the weather and my asthma would co-operate, I'd walk outside more. But I don't see that happening anytime soon. So I'm planning to start going to a local gym at least twice a week to walk on the treadmill and elliptical machine. I'd love to go to some of their classes, but until my endurance levels rise the only classes I'll be doing is water aerobics.
I didn't really exercise at all last year because of my health issues. I was giving my body proper time to heal on its own, so that I wouldn't have any more bleeding or pain issues. My goal for starting back with exercising is to help manage my PCOS and to tone up some. The weight I loose will only be a healthy bonus. It's our hope and prayer that the exercise will help my ovaries and improve our chances of conceiving. Admittedly, I do want to feel better for my upcoming high school reunion too.
So I need some encouragement here people ! Anyone else joining me for this wellness challenge?
P.S. In case you missed it, there's an entry before this filled with some thought provoking faith-based questions.
*EDIT* Please say a prayer for me if you would. Maybe the exercise was too much for me, I'm having almost doubling over pains in my lower stomach. It feels like my uterus is pulsing. Ugg, I guess it's just back to walking for me.