Tonight I ticked off the last thing on my ‘To Do’ List
# 10 on my list was ‘join a Boot Camp and get super-fit. (I now have four left on the list to do!)
Now, I must admit, when I wrote the list I was on a bit of a high. I had just finished my dissertation and a general feeling of well being and elation had enveloped me.
I felt free, relieved and full of new ideas. Including the Boot Camp one
This wasn’t a totally random idea, however. A couple of weeks ago I held a small party at mine and a friend told me about this course that was due to start in September. It sounded just what I needed. Vigorous exercise three times a week. She said it was fun and that I would love it…..after a few glasses of wine it sounded like a FABULOUS idea. I agreed to do it with her
In the cold light of day, I wasn’t so sure but I decided I would give it a go
So, there I was tonight, bottle of water in hand and with a determined attitude
Less than half way through, my determined attitude had been replaced by one of defeat. I had to stop. It was when I started to feel faint and dizzy and as though I was about to be sick that I decided enough was enough
I spent the rest of the hour drifting in and out of consciousness (ok, I exaggerate – I sat on the bench feeling a bit odd)
I really think there should be a law preventing 52 year old women who don’t normally walk farther than their car from embarking on this sort of exercise…..
It’s my own fault. I should have remembered that I have done absolutely NOTHING for six months, since I had surgery. This was my first attempt at ANY exercise at all (apart from one game of badminton a couple of weeks ago, which near enough killed me too)
I’m NOT fit and I’m NOT very young. I should have thought of all that when I was trying to keep up with everyone
I just can’t do things half heartedly
I’m going again tomorrow anyway. I’ve signed up now, and paid, so I WILL finish the course!!
Tomorrow is boxing training
Expect another story (if I survive)
Fan on Fire is right. It’s really not about the succeeding. It will just make you feel good, if you don’t kill yourself, knowing you tried!
I think the words ‘if I don’t kill myself’ are particularly significant. I’m booked in for half nine tomorrow morning. If I don’t report back, you know I failed!!!
I’m too scared to even try Boot Camp, so good for you for giving it a shot!
Thank you! I was too scared as well but I am glad I did it, even though I am still hardly able to walk!!! I will go back though!
best thing to do is keep attending them and eat healthy
I do eat reasonably healthy. I will keep at it, I just overdid it on my first time I think….!
Good post. None of us are as young as we used to be. You just have to keep going, and trying new things. Whether we succed or fail, at least we can have fun trying, and laugh at ourselves later. That’s part of what life is about.
Thank you. My philosophy on life exactly!!