Thursday, May 23, 2013

I'm Still Standing

Getting old sucks. I can remember a time when my body would move the way I wanted it to move. I used to think I could run forever. Now it seems I have a hard time just getting out of bed. It's been especially hard having a personal trainer. Our personal trainer has been working my friend and me like nobody's business. 

The first week I was cursing her as I felt I couldn't even raise my arms a couple of days after our first work-out. I'm sure that was her way to keep me from eating since I couldn't even raise my arms to feed myself without excruciating pain. Things have gotten better. Now I can at least can jog for a little while instead of losing my breath while trying to go up the hill. I also seem to be able to handle the weight lifting a little bit easier. I still have a hard time with all the reps. I'm sure that this will get better as time goes on.

My trainer was saying that she is going to try to push me more. She feels that I can do a lot more than I am currently doing, and she feels that I am capable of so much more. I think that's part of it. I think you really need to see how far you can push yourself and see that you can do more than you think you can.

It still sucks getting out of bed in the morning though.


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Anonymous said...

I know how you finally reach an age where you feel comfortable in your own skin and with your life and your body starts giving up !!! Once I get moving it gets better but oh, those first couple of steps are killers. Like you, I've struggled with being overweight for years. Have been on Weight Watchers since Jan - progress is slow but then I didn't gain it all in a couple of months either. Good luck on your is so worth it..Patty E

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